Important historic earthquakes in Peru

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

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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Northern Peru Oct 20 18:42 4.8 138 MAP
EMSC Northern Peru Oct 20 18:42 4.9 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Barranca, Peru Oct 20 18:42 4.9 113 MAP
EMSC Southern Peru Oct 20 18:33 3.9 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Juli, Peru Oct 18 21:05 4.1 212 MAP
EMSC Southern Peru Oct 18 21:05 4.1 212 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tacna, Peru Oct 18 15:47 5.0 113 MAP
EMSC Near Coast Of Northern Peru Oct 18 09:25 4.3 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Northern Peru Oct 17 12:27 4.0 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Checca, Peru Oct 17 02:45 4.5 120 MAP
EMSC Central Peru Oct 17 02:45 4.2 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Central Peru Oct 17 02:45 4.4 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tocache Nuevo, Peru Oct 16 15:30 4.6 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Peru Oct 16 15:30 4.8 143 MAP
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Oct 15 23:41 4.7 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Central Peru Oct 15 16:33 4.9 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tingo Maria, Peru Oct 15 16:33 4.9 112 MAP
EMSC Central Peru Oct 15 16:33 5.0 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Oct 14 07:45 3.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Oct 14 07:26 4.1 97 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Central Peru Oct 14 00:21 4.0 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Oct 13 21:58 3.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pisco, Peru Oct 13 00:13 5.2 40 MAP
EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Oct 13 00:13 5.2 47 MAP
GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Oct 13 00:13 5.0 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Paracas - 4 Seconden. Hotelkamer schudde op en neer. Niet heen en weer. Geen schade.
  • USGS Morrope, Peru Oct 10 03:48 4.5 37 MAP
    EMSC Near Coast Of Northern Peru Oct 10 03:48 4.5 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chuquitira, Peru Oct 07 01:04 4.4 162 MAP
    EMSC Southern Peru Oct 07 01:04 4.4 162 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Peru Oct 06 06:41 3.8 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Peru Oct 05 11:15 3.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Central Peru Oct 05 01:46 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Central Peru Oct 05 01:46 4.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Checca, Peru Oct 05 01:46 5.3 10 MAP
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Northern Peru Oct 02 10:40 4.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Morrope, Peru Oct 02 10:40 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Eulalia, Peru Sep 27 22:00 4.8 44 MAP
    EMSC Central Peru Sep 27 22:00 4.8 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Peru Sep 26 01:04 4.2 162 MAP
    USGS Pucallpa, Peru Sep 26 01:04 4.2 162 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Minas De Marcona, Peru Sep 25 22:56 5.2 51 MAP
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Sep 25 22:56 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru Sep 25 22:56 5.2 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 20 22:45 4.1 185 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palpa, Peru Sep 20 08:45 4.5 24 MAP
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Sep 20 08:45 4.7 24 MAP
    EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Sep 20 08:45 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 18 21:11 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 17 20:44 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Huarmey, Peru Sep 15 15:13 4.9 60 MAP

    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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