Important historic earthquakes in Brazil

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

Earthquakes Brazil Click on this image to watch it in full size - Data courtesy NOAA Natural Hazards database

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 05 22:49 4.7 164 MAP I Felt It
OBSIS Itaperucu, Corriola, Brazil Sep 18 08:16 3.5 1 MAP I Felt It
  • Itaperuçu, Brazil - Foi assustador, isso nunca aconteceu na região. Foi breve alguns segundos.
  • Rio Branco do Sul, Brazil - Tremeu tudo
  • Itaperuçu, Brazil - O cu chego a fechar!!!
  • Itaperuçu-PR, Brazil - Foi um tremor rápido, com duração de mais ou menos 3 a 4 segundos. Pessoas saíram de suas casas para ver o que estava acontecendo, e também animais assustados.
  • Itaperuçu, Brazil - Eu estava deitado, era perto de 0:36hrs. Senti uma vibração semelhante ao tremor decorrente da explosão de uma dinamite nas pedreiras próximas de onde moro. A meia-agua onde moro tremeu por fração de segundo...
  • rio Branco do sul Paraná, Brazil - minha casa parecia papel mexeu toda a estrutura
  • GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region May 04 02:28 5.2 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region May 04 02:28 5.3 145 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Feb 28 04:56 4.5 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tarauaca, Brazil Dec 18 13:30 6.4 619 MAP I Felt It
  • Cusco - no damage, but could feel it
  • Lima - Not listed anywhere
  • Pisac - No property damage. Felt shaking around 8:30 am local time.
  • EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Dec 18 13:30 6.1 624 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Dec 18 13:30 6.4 617 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 11 14:53 4.9 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Oct 01 19:47 4.7 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Sep 25 12:10 4.6 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region May 27 10:00 5.1 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Mar 01 08:50 4.6 207 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Feb 06 06:20 4.2 149 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Jan 31 07:41 5.0 150 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tarauaca, Brazil Nov 27 00:52 5.1 626 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 27 00:52 5.0 632 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 27 00:52 5.0 619 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tarauaca, Brazil Nov 26 13:42 4.9 609 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 26 13:42 4.7 604 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 26 13:42 4.8 616 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tarauaca, Brazil Nov 26 05:45 6.7 599 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 26 05:45 6.7 609 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 26 05:45 6.7 602 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 25 18:47 4.3 647 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 25 18:47 4.5 660 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tarauaca, Brazil Nov 25 09:26 4.6 641 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Western Brazil Nov 25 09:26 4.9 642 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Acre, Brazil Nov 25 09:26 4.7 659 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 25 00:28 4.7 607 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 25 00:28 4.6 603 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 23:55 4.5 617 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 23:44 4.6 603 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 23:26 5.4 581 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:50 7.6 610 MAP I Felt It
    WCATWC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:46 6.9 588 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:45 7.5 592 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lima - 9th floor of hotel light shaking.
  • Cusco - Various aftershocks
  • Iquique chile - Senti 3 temblores uno mas fuerte que los otros
  • Lima - Schwaches Schütteln im 6. Stock
  • Lima - 2 repeticiones leves algo prolongadas.
  • Lima - Schwaches Schüttelm im 6. Stock
  • RIO BRANCO - OK
  • Pucallpa - My house shook strongly 3 times.
  • Cusco - No structural damage but felt strong enough for our office to evacuate. Hanging boards and pictures on walls swinging, cars and lamp poles visibly shaking outside.
  • Cusco - J'ai ressenti des tremblements alors que j'étais dans mon lit, une amie était dans la ville de Cusco lorsque les gens on prit des mesures de sécurité en évacuant des bâtiments. Mais heureusement la secousse était faible, et quasiment à 2 grosses reprises. Aucuns dégâts à déclarer pour l'instant.
  • Arequipa - I felt the slight shaking approximately 3 times. It was obvious it was an earthquake and I didn´t know if it was a lead up to something bigger. I will just say that it concerned me enough that I put my shoes on just in case.
  • EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:45 7.6 636 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Miranda, Brazil Nov 06 03:47 4.1 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mato Grosso Do Sul, Brazil Nov 06 03:47 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Brazil Sep 16 22:57 6.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • São José dos Campos - Moro no 22o andar e senti tonteira, todos os lustres estavam agitados como pêndulos, uma sensação horrível.
  • Itajai - Felt the building and the table shaking , on the 8th floor.
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil - Zeer zwak schudden
  • Joinville, Santa Catarina - Senti um ziguezague circular, um balanço bastante incomum, e muito discreto. Estava sentada com as mãos apoiadas na cabeça, com o cotovelo nos joelhos e de olhos fechados. Senti que estava balançando, um movimento muito estranho. É a sensação de entrar em ressonância com o movimento da Terra, não tem como parar. Foi conicidência estar nesta posição na hora que passou a onda, senão não teria percebido.
  • Fernandopollis - 12th floor
  • EMSC Maranhao, Brazil Sep 16 22:57 6.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Acre, Brazil May 20 14:05 4.1 162 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region May 16 01:19 4.9 167 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Mar 28 21:48 4.3 607 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Mar 28 21:48 4.3 611 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tarauaca, Brazil Mar 28 21:48 4.4 605 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Mar 07 14:54 4.5 138 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Jan 01 14:50 4.4 190 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cruzeiro Do Sul, Brazil Nov 26 01:26 4.6 561 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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