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

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Jun 27 22:13 4.6 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Jun 25 07:46 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Jun 25 03:03 4.5 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Coracora, Peru Jun 24 16:09 5.7 69 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Peru Jun 24 16:09 5.7 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lima - Working in at a 12 floor building. Very weak shaking about 5 seconds.
  • USGS Camana, Peru Jun 24 09:25 4.2 182 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Peru Jun 24 09:25 4.2 183 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Peru Jun 19 04:16 4.5 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Barranca, Peru Jun 19 04:16 4.6 105 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Jun 19 04:16 4.5 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paracas, Peru Jun 18 05:24 4.4 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru Jun 16 13:27 4.0 206 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Jun 15 18:27 4.5 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru Jun 15 18:27 4.5 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chuquitira, Peru Jun 15 08:47 4.3 185 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Peru Jun 15 08:47 4.3 187 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chimbote, Peru Jun 08 21:24 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tocache Nuevo, Peru Jun 08 14:01 5.2 117 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Peru Jun 08 14:01 5.2 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Peru Jun 07 04:33 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hacienda Huancane, Peru Jun 06 14:20 4.1 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Papayal, Peru Jun 05 11:34 5.6 50 MAP I Felt It
  • Vilcabamba - Light shaking woke me up, then felt a strong jolt, all lasted maybe 10 seconds total
  • Malacatos - Lasted about 10 seconds. The house shook strongly enough that I thought about going outside (rural area) to avoid any potential danger.
  • Tumbes - El remezón fue bien duro. La población salió a las calles. Fue un tiempo corto pero bien fuerte. La casa crujía
  • Zamora - Strong enough to wake me up. Lasted 5 seconds or so. No damage or fallen objects.
  • GEOFON Peru-ecuador Border Region Jun 05 11:34 5.6 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Landangui - 6 seconds, break, then another 4 or 5 seconds. no damage. house creaking and a slight sway.
  • Vilcabamba - 10-15 seconds shaking. Trees swaying outside. Windows svibrating building creaking. Even my 3 year old playing in the garden no I ed it.
  • Cuenca - No damage, lasted about 5-10 seconds, mild rocking back and forth
  • Moncora - Mild shaking, hope theres not a big wave about to hit
  • San Pedro de Vilcabamba - 5 seconds maybe, not sure but it could have felt unstable for another 10 seconds after the initial rattle.
  • Cariamanga - También si sintió fuerte en cariamanga - ecuador todos salimos a la calle
  • Santa Marianita / Manta - At 6:34am I felt weak shaking and some sounds for 6-8 seconds this it stopped and then another 2-3 second weak shaking.
  • USGS Acari, Peru Jun 01 15:09 4.5 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region May 26 18:25 4.3 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Lucia, Peru May 22 14:27 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru May 22 14:27 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ayabaca, Peru May 21 10:14 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region May 21 10:14 4.8 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Pedro de Vilcabamba - It was enough to wake me up and I live in a very solid house. It only lasted a few seconds.
  • GEOFON Peru-ecuador Border Region May 21 10:14 4.8 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tambo, Peru May 18 13:00 4.4 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Peru May 18 13:00 4.4 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tambo, Peru May 16 17:09 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Central Peru May 16 17:09 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Peru May 16 17:09 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taquile, Peru May 12 07:19 4.4 244 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru May 12 07:18 4.4 245 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tocache Nuevo, Peru May 08 08:08 5.4 38 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Peru May 08 08:08 5.1 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Peru May 08 08:08 5.4 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru May 06 19:52 5.1 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru May 06 19:52 5.0 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Camana, Peru May 06 19:52 5.1 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pucallpa, Peru May 04 02:28 5.3 149 MAP I Felt It
    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
    USGS Camana, Peru May 03 12:42 5.1 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru May 03 12:42 5.4 50 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru May 03 12:42 5.1 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region May 01 00:06 4.5 10 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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