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. Click on this image to watch it in full size - Data courtesy NOAA Natural Hazards database TSU = Tsunami waves was generated -- VOL = Earthquake from volcanic origin Earthquake-report.com own … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 12 - Peru, Colombia-Ecuador, Pakistan, Indonesia and Afghanistan

M 7.5    1953    Depth 19 km    Peru - killing 7 people In the Tumbes and Corrales populations (Perú), 6 dead and at least 20 injuries were reported. Many local witnesses perceived a time shaking of about 40 seconds. Numerous material damages to both, Peruvian (San Juan, Zorritos, Santa … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 10 - India, Peru - Ecuador and Iran

M 6.3    10-12-67    Depth 10.7 km    India - killing 180 people The Koyna Dam Earthquake About 25 percent of the buildings were destroyed and all buildings suffered some damage at Koynanagar. About 2,000 people were injured. This is the largest in a series of earthquakes that began in … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 4 - Taiwan, Mexico, Mongolia and Peru

M 6.6    1946    Depth ? km    Taiwan - killing 74 people No details found Google satellite map of the earthquake area M 6.9    1948    Depth ? km    Mexico - killing 4 people No details found Google satellite map of the earthquake area M 8.1    1957   … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of November 20 - Peru, China, Iran, Pakistan and Costa Rica

M 7.8   20-11-1960    Depth 52 km    Peru - killing 11 people The November 20 1960 Peru earthquake generated a tsunami which normally does not occur at a Magnitude. This 7.8 earthquake came as a surprise in this area which had almost no major earthquakes in the past. The Tsunami killed 11 … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of November 10 - Romania, Peru, Japan and Algeria

M 7.3   10-11-1940    Depth 122 km    Romania - killing 1000 people 1,000 dead. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. Many buildings destroyed and thousands of people injured in the Bucharest-Galati area. Nearly all buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged in the Prahova River … [Read more...]