List of earthquakes in Chile

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This is a list of earthquakes in Chile.

This list considers every notable earthquake felt or with its epicenter within Chile's current boundaries.

Location Local
date
Local
time
Magnitude Type Intensity Depth
(km)
Epicenter Death
toll
Notes
Concepción February 8, 1570 9:00 8.3 MS 36°48′00″S 73°00′00″W / 36.800°S 73.000°W / -36.800; -73.000 Destructive tsunami.
March 17, 1575 10:00 7.3 MS 33°24′00″S 70°36′00″W / 33.400°S 70.600°W / -33.400; -70.600
Valdivia December 16, 1575 14:30 8.5 MS 39°48′00″S 73°12′00″W / 39.800°S 73.200°W / -39.800; -73.200 Destructive tsunami.
Offshore Arica November 24, 1604 12:30 8.5 MS 30 18°30′00″S 70°24′00″W / 18.500°S 70.400°W / -18.500; -70.400 Destructive tsunami.
Offshore Arica September 16, 1615 23:30 8.8 MS 18°30′00″S 70°21′00″W / 18.500°S 70.350°W / -18.500; -70.350 Moderate tsunami.
Santiago May 13, 1647 22:30 8.5 MS 35°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 35.000°S 72.000°W / -35.000; -72.000
March 15, 1657 19:30 8.0 MS 36°49′48″S 73°01′48″W / 36.830°S 73.030°W / -36.830; -73.030 Destructive tsunami.
March 10, 1681 7.3 MS 18°30′00″S 70°21′00″W / 18.500°S 70.350°W / -18.500; -70.350
July 12, 1687 2:00 7.3 MS 32°45′00″S 70°43′48″W / 32.750°S 70.730°W / -32.750; -70.730
Valparaíso July 8, 1730 4:45 8.7 MS 33°03′00″S 71°37′48″W / 33.050°S 71.630°W / -33.050; -71.630 5 Destructive tsunami.
December 24, 1737 7.7 MS 39°48′00″S 73°12′00″W / 39.800°S 73.200°W / -39.800; -73.200 Tsunami.
Concepción May 25, 1751 1:00 8.5 MS 36°49′48″S 73°01′48″W / 36.830°S 73.030°W / -36.830; -73.030 Moderate tsunami.
March 30, 1796 6:45 7.7 MS 27°21′00″S 70°21′00″W / 27.350°S 70.350°W / -27.350; -70.350
April 11, 1819 10:00 8.3 MS 27°21′00″S 70°21′00″W / 27.350°S 70.350°W / -27.350; -70.350 Destructive tsunami.
Valparaíso November 19, 1822 22:30 8.5 MS 33°03′00″S 71°37′48″W / 33.050°S 71.630°W / -33.050; -71.630 200[1] Moderate tsunami.
September 26, 1829 14:00 7.0 MS 33°03′00″S 71°37′48″W / 33.050°S 71.630°W / -33.050; -71.630
October 8, 1831 6:00 7.8 MS 18°30′00″S 71°00′00″W / 18.500°S 71.000°W / -18.500; -71.000
September 18, 1833 5:45 7.7 MS 60 18°30′00″S 70°24′00″W / 18.500°S 70.400°W / -18.500; -70.400
Concepción February 20, 1835 11:30 8.5/8.2 MS/M? 36°49′48″S 73°01′48″W / 36.830°S 73.030°W / -36.830; -73.030 500 Destructive tsunami.
November 7, 1837 8:00 8.0 MS 39°48′00″S 73°12′00″W / 39.800°S 73.200°W / -39.800; -73.200 Moderate tsunami.
October 8, 1847 11:30 7.3 MS 31°36′36″S 71°10′48″W / 31.610°S 71.180°W / -31.610; -71.180
December 17, 1849 6:00 7.5 MS 29°57′00″S 71°22′12″W / 29.950°S 71.370°W / -29.950; -71.370 Moderate tsunami.
December 6, 1850 6:52 7.3 MS 33°48′36″S 70°13′12″W / 33.810°S 70.220°W / -33.810; -70.220
April 2, 1851 6:48 7.1 MS 33°19′12″S 71°25′12″W / 33.320°S 71.420°W / -33.320; -71.420
October 5, 1859 8:00 7.6 MS 27°21′00″S 70°21′00″W / 27.350°S 70.350°W / -27.350; -70.350 Moderate tsunami.
Arica August 13, 1868 16:45 9.0/8.5 M?/MS 18°30′00″S 70°21′00″W / 18.500°S 70.350°W / -18.500; -70.350 25,000 Destructive tsunami. At the time the area was part of Peru.
August 24, 1869 13:30 7.5 MS 19°36′00″S 70°13′48″W / 19.600°S 70.230°W / -19.600; -70.230 Moderate tsunami.
October 5, 1871 5:00 7.3 MS 20°12′00″S 70°10′12″W / 20.200°S 70.170°W / -20.200; -70.170 Tsunami.
Iquique May 9, 1877 21:16 8.5/8.3 MS/M? 19°36′00″S 70°13′48″W / 19.600°S 70.230°W / -19.600; -70.230 34 Destructive tsunami.
January 23, 1878 8:00 7.9 MS 40 20°00′00″S 70°18′00″W / 20.000°S 70.300°W / -20.000; -70.300
February 2, 1879 6:30 7.3 MS 53°00′00″S 70°40′12″W / 53.000°S 70.670°W / -53.000; -70.670
August 15, 1880 8:48 7.7 MS 31°37′12″S 71°10′48″W / 31.620°S 71.180°W / -31.620; -71.180
Valparaíso August 16, 1906 19:48 8.2 MW 25 33°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 33.000°S 72.000°W / -33.000; -72.000 3,882 Moderate tsunami.
June 8, 1909 1:00 7.6 MS 26°30′00″S 70°30′00″W / 26.500°S 70.500°W / -26.500; -70.500
October 4, 1910 19:00 7.3 MS 22°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 22.000°S 69.000°W / -22.000; -69.000
September 15, 1911 8:10 7.3 MS 20°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 20.000°S 72.000°W / -20.000; -72.000
January 29, 1914 23:30 8.2 MS 35°00′00″S 73°00′00″W / 35.000°S 73.000°W / -35.000; -73.000
February 14, 1917 20:48 7.0 MS 30°00′00″S 73°00′00″W / 30.000°S 73.000°W / -30.000; -73.000
May 20, 1918 12:57 7.9 MS 28°30′00″S 71°30′00″W / 28.500°S 71.500°W / -28.500; -71.500
December 4, 1918 7:47 8.2 MS 60 26°00′00″S 71°00′00″W / 26.000°S 71.000°W / -26.000; -71.000 Moderate tsunami.
March 1, 1919 23:37 7.2 MS 40 41°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 41.000°S 73.500°W / -41.000; -73.500
March 2, 1919 7:45 7.3 MS 40 41°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 41.000°S 73.500°W / -41.000; -73.500
December 10, 1920 0:25 7.4 MS 39°00′00″S 73°00′00″W / 39.000°S 73.000°W / -39.000; -73.000
November 7, 1922 19:00 7.0 MS 28°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 28.000°S 72.000°W / -28.000; -72.000
Vallenar November 10, 1922 23:53 8.5 MW 25 28°30′00″S 70°00′00″W / 28.500°S 70.000°W / -28.500; -70.000 Moderate tsunami.
May 4, 1923 17:47 7.0 MS 60 28°45′00″S 71°45′00″W / 28.750°S 71.750°W / -28.750; -71.750
May 15, 1925 7:18 7.1 MS 50 26°00′00″S 71°30′00″W / 26.000°S 71.500°W / -26.000; -71.500
April 28, 1926 7:13 7.0 MS 180 24°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 24.000°S 69.000°W / -24.000; -69.000
November 21, 1927 19:17 7.1 MS 44°30′00″S 73°00′00″W / 44.500°S 73.000°W / -44.500; -73.000 Moderate tsunami.
November 20, 1928 16:35 7.1 MS 25 22°30′00″S 70°30′00″W / 22.500°S 70.500°W / -22.500; -70.500
Talca December 1, 1928 0:06 8.3/7.6 MS/M? 35°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 35.000°S 72.000°W / -35.000; -72.000 225 Tsunami.
October 19, 1929 16:18 7.5 MS 100 23°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 23.000°S 69.000°W / -23.000; -69.000
March 18, 1931 4:02 7.1 MS 32°30′00″S 72°00′00″W / 32.500°S 72.000°W / -32.500; -72.000
February 23, 1933 4:09 7.6 MS 40 20°00′00″S 71°00′00″W / 20.000°S 71.000°W / -20.000; -71.000
March 1, 1936 17:45 7.1 MS 120 40°00′00″S 72°30′00″W / 40.000°S 72.500°W / -40.000; -72.500
July 13, 1936 7:12 7.3 MS 60 24°30′00″S 70°00′00″W / 24.500°S 70.000°W / -24.500; -70.000
Chillán January 24, 1939 23:32 8.3/7.8 MS/M? 60 36°12′00″S 72°12′00″W / 36.200°S 72.200°W / -36.200; -72.200 28,000
April 18, 1939 2:22 7.4 MS 100 27°00′00″S 70°30′00″W / 27.000°S 70.500°W / -27.000; -70.500
October 11, 1940 14:41 7.0 MS 41°30′00″S 74°30′00″W / 41.500°S 74.500°W / -41.500; -74.500
July 8, 1942 1:55 7.0 MS 140 24°00′00″S 70°00′00″W / 24.000°S 70.000°W / -24.000; -70.000
March 14, 1943 14:37 7.2 MS 150 20°00′00″S 69°30′00″W / 20.000°S 69.500°W / -20.000; -69.500
Ovalle April 6, 1943 12:07 8.2 MW 55 30°45′00″S 72°00′00″W / 30.750°S 72.000°W / -30.750; -72.000 25 Tsunami.
December 1, 1943 6:34 7.0 MS 100 21°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 21.000°S 69.000°W / -21.000; -69.000
July 13, 1945 7:17 7.1 MS 100 33°15′00″S 70°30′00″W / 33.250°S 70.500°W / -33.250; -70.500
August 2, 1946 15:19 7.9 MS 50 26°30′00″S 70°30′00″W / 26.500°S 70.500°W / -26.500; -70.500
April 19, 1949 23:29 7.3 MS 70 38°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 38.000°S 73.500°W / -38.000; -73.500
April 25, 1949 9:54 7.3 MS 110 19°45′00″S 69°00′00″W / 19.750°S 69.000°W / -19.750; -69.000
May 29, 1949 21:32 7.0 MS 100 22°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 22.000°S 69.000°W / -22.000; -69.000
Tierra del Fuego December 17, 1949 2:53 7.8 MS VIII[2] 30[2] 54°00′00″S 71°00′00″W / 54.000°S 71.000°W / -54.000; -71.000/54°0′0″S 68°46′11″W / 54.00000°S 68.76972°W / -54.00000; -68.76972[2]
December 17, 1949 11:07 7.8 MS 54°00′00″S 71°00′00″W / 54.000°S 71.000°W / -54.000; -71.000
January 29, 1950 20:56 7.0 MS 53°30′00″S 71°30′00″W / 53.500°S 71.500°W / -53.500; -71.500
December 9, 1950 17:38 8.3 MS 100 23°30′00″S 67°30′00″W / 23.500°S 67.500°W / -23.500; -67.500
May 6, 1953 13:16 7.6 MS 60 36°30′00″S 72°36′00″W / 36.500°S 72.600°W / -36.500; -72.600
December 6, 1953 22:05 7.4 MS 128 22°06′00″S 68°42′00″W / 22.100°S 68.700°W / -22.100; -68.700
February 8, 1954 7.7 MS 29°00′00″S 70°30′00″W / 29.000°S 70.500°W / -29.000; -70.500
April 19, 1955 16:24 7.1 MS 30°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 30.000°S 72.000°W / -30.000; -72.000 Tsunami.
January 8, 1956 16:54 7.1 MS 11 19°00′00″S 70°00′00″W / 19.000°S 70.000°W / -19.000; -70.000
December 17, 1956 22:31 7.0 MS 25°30′00″S 68°30′00″W / 25.500°S 68.500°W / -25.500; -68.500
July 29, 1957 13:15 7.0 MS 23°30′00″S 71°30′00″W / 23.500°S 71.500°W / -23.500; -71.500
June 13, 1959 20:12 7.5 MS 83 20°25′12″S 69°00′00″W / 20.420°S 69.000°W / -20.420; -69.000
Concepción May 21, 1960 6:02 7.9/7.3 M?/MS X[citation needed] 37°30′00″S 73°30′00″W / 37.500°S 73.500°W / -37.500; -73.500 125[citation needed]
May 22, 1960 6:32 7.3 MS 37°30′00″S 73°00′00″W / 37.500°S 73.000°W / -37.500; -73.000
Valdivia May 22, 1960 15:11 9.5/8.3[3] MW/MS XI[4] 33[3] 39°30′00″S 74°30′00″W / 39.500°S 74.500°W / -39.500; -74.500 1,655 Destructive tsunami. Strongest earthquake in history.
June 19, 1960 22:01 7.3 MS 38°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 38.000°S 73.500°W / -38.000; -73.500
November 1, 1960 4:45 7.4 MS 55 38°30′00″S 75°06′00″W / 38.500°S 75.100°W / -38.500; -75.100
July 13, 1961 17:19 7.0 MS 40 41°42′00″S 75°12′00″W / 41.700°S 75.200°W / -41.700; -75.200
February 14, 1962 2:36 7.3 MS 45 37°48′00″S 72°30′00″W / 37.800°S 72.500°W / -37.800; -72.500
August 3, 1962 4:56 7.1 MS 107 23°18′00″S 68°06′00″W / 23.300°S 68.100°W / -23.300; -68.100
Taltal February 23, 1965 18:11 7.0 MS 36 25°40′12″S 70°37′48″W / 25.670°S 70.630°W / -25.670; -70.630 1
La Ligua March 28, 1965 12:33 7.4 MS 68 32°25′05″S 71°06′00″W / 32.418°S 71.100°W / -32.418; -71.100 400
December 28, 1966 4:18 7.8 MS 23 25°30′36″S 70°44′24″W / 25.510°S 70.740°W / -25.510; -70.740
March 13, 1967 12:06 7.3 MS 33 40°07′12″S 74°40′48″W / 40.120°S 74.680°W / -40.120; -74.680
December 21, 1967 22:25 7.5 MS 33 21°48′00″S 70°00′00″W / 21.800°S 70.000°W / -21.800; -70.000
June 17, 1971 17:00 7.0 MS 76 25°24′07″S 69°03′29″W / 25.402°S 69.058°W / -25.402; -69.058
Illapel July 8, 1971 23:03 7.5 MS 40 32°30′40″S 71°12′25″W / 32.511°S 71.207°W / -32.511; -71.207 90 Moderate tsunami.
August 18, 1974 6:44 7.1 MS 36 38°27′11″S 73°25′52″W / 38.453°S 73.431°W / -38.453; -73.431
May 10, 1975 10:27 7.7 MS 6 38°10′59″S 73°13′55″W / 38.183°S 73.232°W / -38.183; -73.232
November 29, 1976 21:40 7.3 MS 82 20°31′12″S 68°55′08″W / 20.520°S 68.919°W / -20.520; -68.919
August 3, 1979 14:11 7.0 MS 49 26°31′05″S 70°39′50″W / 26.518°S 70.664°W / -26.518; -70.664
October 16, 1981 0:25 7.5 MS 33 33°08′02″S 73°04′26″W / 33.134°S 73.074°W / -33.134; -73.074
October 4, 1983 14:52 7.3 MS 14 26°32′06″S 70°33′47″W / 26.535°S 70.563°W / -26.535; -70.563
Algarrobo March 3, 1985 19:46 8.0/7.8 MW/MS VIII[citation needed] 33 33°14′24″S 71°51′00″W / 33.240°S 71.850°W / -33.240; -71.850 177 Tsunami.
Rapel Lake April 8, 1985 21:56 7.5 MS 37 34°07′52″S 71°37′05″W / 34.131°S 71.618°W / -34.131; -71.618 1[citation needed]
Iquique March 5, 1987 6:17 7.3 MS 62 24°23′17″S 70°09′40″W / 24.388°S 70.161°W / -24.388; -70.161 Tsunami.
August 8, 1987 11:48 7.1 MS 42 19°00′00″S 70°00′00″W / 19.000°S 70.000°W / -19.000; -70.000
Antofagasta July 30, 1995 1:11 8.0 MW 47 23°21′36″S 70°18′36″W / 23.360°S 70.310°W / -23.360; -70.310 3[citation needed] Tsunami.
Punitaqui October 15, 1997 01:03 7.1 MW VIII[citation needed] 56 30°46′23″S 71°18′54″W / 30.773°S 71.315°W / -30.773; -71.315 8[citation needed]
Near coast of northern Chile January 30, 1998 12:16 (UTC) 7.1 M? VII 42 23°54′36″S 70°12′00″W / 23.910°S 70.200°W / -23.910; -70.200 1 Minor damage to older buildings.
Chile-Argentina border region June 18, 2002 6.6 M?
Near coast of central Chile June 20, 2003 9:30 6.8 M? VI 12.8 30°31′12″S 71°25′12″W / 30.520°S 71.420°W / -30.520; -71.420 Felt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Biobío May 3, 2004 00:36 6.6 MW VI 21 37°38′56″S 73°26′20″W / 37.649°S 73.439°W / -37.649; -73.439 Minor damage and power outages occurred at Cañete.
Tarapacá June 13, 2005 18:44 7.8 MW VII 108/117.2 19°53′42″S 69°07′30″W / 19.895°S 69.125°W / -19.895; -69.125/19°56′02″S 69°01′41″W / 19.934°S 69.028°W / -19.934; -69.028 11 Felt as far away as Santiago, Chile and Brasília, Brazil.
Tocopilla November 14, 2007 12:40 7.7 MW VIII 47.7/40 22°18′50″S 70°04′41″W / 22.314°S 70.078°W / -22.314; -70.078/22°12′14″S 69°52′08″W / 22.204°S 69.869°W / -22.204; -69.869 2 Felt at São Paulo, Brazil.
Antofagasta December 16, 2007 5:09 6.7 MW VI 57.8 22°54′50″S 70°03′36″W / 22.914°S 70.060°W / -22.914; -70.060 0 Disrupted power and telecommunications throughout the epicentral area from Antofagasta to Iquique.
Tarapacá February 4, 2008 14:01 6.3 MW V 32.3 20°07′23″S 70°00′00″W / 20.123°S 70.000°W / -20.123; -70.000
Papudo December 18, 2008 18:19 6.3[5]/5.9[6] MW/ML V[6] 24.8[6]/35[5] 32°24′58″S 71°31′59″W / 32.416°S 71.533°W / -32.416; -71.533[5]/32°28′33″S 71°54′0″W / 32.47583°S 71.90000°W / -32.47583; -71.90000[6] 0[citation needed]
Offshore Tarapacá November 13, 2009 00:05 6.5 MW V 28 19°23′06″S 70°15′58″W / 19.385°S 70.266°W / -19.385; -70.266 0[citation needed] Felt in Peru and Bolivia.
Drake Passage January 17, 2010 8:00 6.3[7] MW 10[7] 57°40′17″S 65°54′35″W / 57.6713°S 65.9097°W / -57.6713; -65.9097[7] 0[citation needed]
Offshore Maule/Biobío February 27, 2010 03:34 8.8 MW IX 30/35 36°17′24″S 73°14′20″W / 36.290°S 73.239°W / -36.290; -73.239/35°54′32″S 72°43′59″W / 35.909°S 72.733°W / -35.909; -72.733 525 Destructive tsunami.
Pichilemu March 11, 2010 11:39 6.9[8][9] MW VII[8][9] 11[9]/33.1[8] 34°15′32″S 71°55′44″W / 34.259°S 71.929°W / -34.259; -71.929[9]/34°18′3″S 72°7′47″W / 34.30083°S 72.12972°W / -34.30083; -72.12972[8] 1[10]
Araucanía January 2, 2011 17:20 7.1[11]/6.9[12] MW/ML VI[11][12] 25.1[11]/32.1[12] 38°21′14″S 73°16′30″W / 38.354°S 73.275°W / -38.354; -73.275[11]/38°21′43″S 75°1′55″W / 38.36194°S 75.03194°W / -38.36194; -75.03194[12] 0[citation needed]
Talca March 25, 2012 19:37 7.1[13] /7.0[14] MW/MW VII[13]/VIII[14] 34.8[13]/40.7[14] 35°10′59″S 71°47′31″W / 35.183°S 71.792°W / -35.183; -71.792 [14]/35°12′0″S 72°13′1″W / 35.20000°S 72.21694°W / -35.20000; -72.21694[13] 1[15]
Coquimbo October 31, 2013 23:03 6.5[16] MW V[16] 10.0[16] 30°17′S 71°34′W / 30.29°S 71.57°W / -30.29; -71.57 [16]
Iquique Offshore Tarapacá April 1, 2014 20:46 8.2 Mw 6[17][18][19][20]

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