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.

LocationLocal
date
Local
time
MagnitudeTypeIntensityDepth
(km)
EpicenterDeath
toll
Notes
ConcepciónFebruary 8, 15709:008.3MS36°48′00″S 73°00′00″W / 36.800°S 73.000°W / -36.800; -73.000Destructive tsunami.
March 17, 157510:007.3MS33°24′00″S 70°36′00″W / 33.400°S 70.600°W / -33.400; -70.600
ValdiviaDecember 16, 157514:308.5MS39°48′00″S 73°12′00″W / 39.800°S 73.200°W / -39.800; -73.200Destructive tsunami.
Offshore AricaNovember 24, 160412:308.5MS3018°30′00″S 70°24′00″W / 18.500°S 70.400°W / -18.500; -70.400Destructive tsunami.
Offshore AricaSeptember 16, 161523:308.8MS18°30′00″S 70°21′00″W / 18.500°S 70.350°W / -18.500; -70.350Moderate tsunami.
SantiagoMay 13, 164722:308.5MS35°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 35.000°S 72.000°W / -35.000; -72.000
March 15, 165719:308.0MS36°49′48″S 73°01′48″W / 36.830°S 73.030°W / -36.830; -73.030Destructive tsunami.
March 10, 16817.3MS18°30′00″S 70°21′00″W / 18.500°S 70.350°W / -18.500; -70.350
July 12, 16872:007.3MS32°45′00″S 70°43′48″W / 32.750°S 70.730°W / -32.750; -70.730
ValparaísoJuly 8, 17304:458.7MS33°03′00″S 71°37′48″W / 33.050°S 71.630°W / -33.050; -71.6305Destructive tsunami.
December 24, 17377.7MS39°48′00″S 73°12′00″W / 39.800°S 73.200°W / -39.800; -73.200Tsunami.
ConcepciónMay 25, 17511:008.5MS36°49′48″S 73°01′48″W / 36.830°S 73.030°W / -36.830; -73.030Moderate tsunami.
March 30, 17966:457.7MS27°21′00″S 70°21′00″W / 27.350°S 70.350°W / -27.350; -70.350
April 11, 181910:008.3MS27°21′00″S 70°21′00″W / 27.350°S 70.350°W / -27.350; -70.350Destructive tsunami.
ValparaísoNovember 19, 182222:308.5MS33°03′00″S 71°37′48″W / 33.050°S 71.630°W / -33.050; -71.630200[1]Moderate tsunami.
September 26, 182914:007.0MS33°03′00″S 71°37′48″W / 33.050°S 71.630°W / -33.050; -71.630
October 8, 18316:007.8MS18°30′00″S 71°00′00″W / 18.500°S 71.000°W / -18.500; -71.000
September 18, 18335:457.7MS6018°30′00″S 70°24′00″W / 18.500°S 70.400°W / -18.500; -70.400
ConcepciónFebruary 20, 183511:308.5/8.2MS/M?36°49′48″S 73°01′48″W / 36.830°S 73.030°W / -36.830; -73.030500Destructive tsunami.
November 7, 18378:008.0MS39°48′00″S 73°12′00″W / 39.800°S 73.200°W / -39.800; -73.200Moderate tsunami.
October 8, 184711:307.3MS31°36′36″S 71°10′48″W / 31.610°S 71.180°W / -31.610; -71.180
December 17, 18496:007.5MS29°57′00″S 71°22′12″W / 29.950°S 71.370°W / -29.950; -71.370Moderate tsunami.
December 6, 18506:527.3MS33°48′36″S 70°13′12″W / 33.810°S 70.220°W / -33.810; -70.220
April 2, 18516:487.1MS33°19′12″S 71°25′12″W / 33.320°S 71.420°W / -33.320; -71.420
October 5, 18598:007.6MS27°21′00″S 70°21′00″W / 27.350°S 70.350°W / -27.350; -70.350Moderate tsunami.
AricaAugust 13, 186816:459.0/8.5M?/MS18°30′00″S 70°21′00″W / 18.500°S 70.350°W / -18.500; -70.35025,000Destructive tsunami. At the time the area was part of Peru.
August 24, 186913:307.5MS19°36′00″S 70°13′48″W / 19.600°S 70.230°W / -19.600; -70.230Moderate tsunami.
October 5, 18715:007.3MS20°12′00″S 70°10′12″W / 20.200°S 70.170°W / -20.200; -70.170Tsunami.
IquiqueMay 9, 187721:168.5/8.3MS/M?19°36′00″S 70°13′48″W / 19.600°S 70.230°W / -19.600; -70.23034Destructive tsunami.
January 23, 18788:007.9MS4020°00′00″S 70°18′00″W / 20.000°S 70.300°W / -20.000; -70.300
February 2, 18796:307.3MS53°00′00″S 70°40′12″W / 53.000°S 70.670°W / -53.000; -70.670
August 15, 18808:487.7MS31°37′12″S 71°10′48″W / 31.620°S 71.180°W / -31.620; -71.180
ValparaísoAugust 16, 190619:488.2MW2533°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 33.000°S 72.000°W / -33.000; -72.0003,882Moderate tsunami.
June 8, 19091:007.6MS26°30′00″S 70°30′00″W / 26.500°S 70.500°W / -26.500; -70.500
October 4, 191019:007.3MS22°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 22.000°S 69.000°W / -22.000; -69.000
September 15, 19118:107.3MS20°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 20.000°S 72.000°W / -20.000; -72.000
January 29, 191423:308.2MS35°00′00″S 73°00′00″W / 35.000°S 73.000°W / -35.000; -73.000
February 14, 191720:487.0MS30°00′00″S 73°00′00″W / 30.000°S 73.000°W / -30.000; -73.000
May 20, 191812:577.9MS28°30′00″S 71°30′00″W / 28.500°S 71.500°W / -28.500; -71.500
December 4, 19187:478.2MS6026°00′00″S 71°00′00″W / 26.000°S 71.000°W / -26.000; -71.000Moderate tsunami.
March 1, 191923:377.2MS4041°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 41.000°S 73.500°W / -41.000; -73.500
March 2, 19197:457.3MS4041°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 41.000°S 73.500°W / -41.000; -73.500
December 10, 19200:257.4MS39°00′00″S 73°00′00″W / 39.000°S 73.000°W / -39.000; -73.000
November 7, 192219:007.0MS28°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 28.000°S 72.000°W / -28.000; -72.000
VallenarNovember 10, 192223:538.5MW2528°30′00″S 70°00′00″W / 28.500°S 70.000°W / -28.500; -70.000Moderate tsunami.
May 4, 192317:477.0MS6028°45′00″S 71°45′00″W / 28.750°S 71.750°W / -28.750; -71.750
May 15, 19257:187.1MS5026°00′00″S 71°30′00″W / 26.000°S 71.500°W / -26.000; -71.500
April 28, 19267:137.0MS18024°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 24.000°S 69.000°W / -24.000; -69.000
November 21, 192719:177.1MS44°30′00″S 73°00′00″W / 44.500°S 73.000°W / -44.500; -73.000Moderate tsunami.
November 20, 192816:357.1MS2522°30′00″S 70°30′00″W / 22.500°S 70.500°W / -22.500; -70.500
TalcaDecember 1, 19280:068.3/7.6MS/M?35°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 35.000°S 72.000°W / -35.000; -72.000225Tsunami.
October 19, 192916:187.5MS10023°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 23.000°S 69.000°W / -23.000; -69.000
March 18, 19314:027.1MS32°30′00″S 72°00′00″W / 32.500°S 72.000°W / -32.500; -72.000
February 23, 19334:097.6MS4020°00′00″S 71°00′00″W / 20.000°S 71.000°W / -20.000; -71.000
March 1, 193617:457.1MS12040°00′00″S 72°30′00″W / 40.000°S 72.500°W / -40.000; -72.500
July 13, 19367:127.3MS6024°30′00″S 70°00′00″W / 24.500°S 70.000°W / -24.500; -70.000
ChillánJanuary 24, 193923:328.3/7.8MS/M?6036°12′00″S 72°12′00″W / 36.200°S 72.200°W / -36.200; -72.20028,000
April 18, 19392:227.4MS10027°00′00″S 70°30′00″W / 27.000°S 70.500°W / -27.000; -70.500
October 11, 194014:417.0MS41°30′00″S 74°30′00″W / 41.500°S 74.500°W / -41.500; -74.500
July 8, 19421:557.0MS14024°00′00″S 70°00′00″W / 24.000°S 70.000°W / -24.000; -70.000
March 14, 194314:377.2MS15020°00′00″S 69°30′00″W / 20.000°S 69.500°W / -20.000; -69.500
OvalleApril 6, 194312:078.2MW5530°45′00″S 72°00′00″W / 30.750°S 72.000°W / -30.750; -72.00025Tsunami.
December 1, 19436:347.0MS10021°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 21.000°S 69.000°W / -21.000; -69.000
July 13, 19457:177.1MS10033°15′00″S 70°30′00″W / 33.250°S 70.500°W / -33.250; -70.500
August 2, 194615:197.9MS5026°30′00″S 70°30′00″W / 26.500°S 70.500°W / -26.500; -70.500
April 19, 194923:297.3MS7038°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 38.000°S 73.500°W / -38.000; -73.500
April 25, 19499:547.3MS11019°45′00″S 69°00′00″W / 19.750°S 69.000°W / -19.750; -69.000
May 29, 194921:327.0MS10022°00′00″S 69°00′00″W / 22.000°S 69.000°W / -22.000; -69.000
Tierra del FuegoDecember 17, 19492:537.8MSVIII[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, 194911:077.8MS54°00′00″S 71°00′00″W / 54.000°S 71.000°W / -54.000; -71.000
January 29, 195020:567.0MS53°30′00″S 71°30′00″W / 53.500°S 71.500°W / -53.500; -71.500
December 9, 195017:388.3MS10023°30′00″S 67°30′00″W / 23.500°S 67.500°W / -23.500; -67.500
May 6, 195313:167.6MS6036°30′00″S 72°36′00″W / 36.500°S 72.600°W / -36.500; -72.600
December 6, 195322:057.4MS12822°06′00″S 68°42′00″W / 22.100°S 68.700°W / -22.100; -68.700
February 8, 19547.7MS29°00′00″S 70°30′00″W / 29.000°S 70.500°W / -29.000; -70.500
April 19, 195516:247.1MS30°00′00″S 72°00′00″W / 30.000°S 72.000°W / -30.000; -72.000Tsunami.
January 8, 195616:547.1MS1119°00′00″S 70°00′00″W / 19.000°S 70.000°W / -19.000; -70.000
December 17, 195622:317.0MS25°30′00″S 68°30′00″W / 25.500°S 68.500°W / -25.500; -68.500
July 29, 195713:157.0MS23°30′00″S 71°30′00″W / 23.500°S 71.500°W / -23.500; -71.500
June 13, 195920:127.5MS8320°25′12″S 69°00′00″W / 20.420°S 69.000°W / -20.420; -69.000
ConcepciónMay 21, 19606:027.9/7.3M?/MSX[citation needed]37°30′00″S 73°30′00″W / 37.500°S 73.500°W / -37.500; -73.500125[citation needed]
May 22, 19606:327.3MS37°30′00″S 73°00′00″W / 37.500°S 73.000°W / -37.500; -73.000
ValdiviaMay 22, 196015:119.5/8.3[3]MW/MSXI[4]33[3]39°30′00″S 74°30′00″W / 39.500°S 74.500°W / -39.500; -74.5001,655Destructive tsunami. Strongest earthquake in history.
June 19, 196022:017.3MS38°00′00″S 73°30′00″W / 38.000°S 73.500°W / -38.000; -73.500
November 1, 19604:457.4MS5538°30′00″S 75°06′00″W / 38.500°S 75.100°W / -38.500; -75.100
July 13, 196117:197.0MS4041°42′00″S 75°12′00″W / 41.700°S 75.200°W / -41.700; -75.200
February 14, 19622:367.3MS4537°48′00″S 72°30′00″W / 37.800°S 72.500°W / -37.800; -72.500
August 3, 19624:567.1MS10723°18′00″S 68°06′00″W / 23.300°S 68.100°W / -23.300; -68.100
TaltalFebruary 23, 196518:117.0MS3625°40′12″S 70°37′48″W / 25.670°S 70.630°W / -25.670; -70.6301
La LiguaMarch 28, 196512:337.4MS6832°25′05″S 71°06′00″W / 32.418°S 71.100°W / -32.418; -71.100400
December 28, 19664:187.8MS2325°30′36″S 70°44′24″W / 25.510°S 70.740°W / -25.510; -70.740
March 13, 196712:067.3MS3340°07′12″S 74°40′48″W / 40.120°S 74.680°W / -40.120; -74.680
December 21, 196722:257.5MS3321°48′00″S 70°00′00″W / 21.800°S 70.000°W / -21.800; -70.000
June 17, 197117:007.0MS7625°24′07″S 69°03′29″W / 25.402°S 69.058°W / -25.402; -69.058
IllapelJuly 8, 197123:037.5MS4032°30′40″S 71°12′25″W / 32.511°S 71.207°W / -32.511; -71.20790Moderate tsunami.
August 18, 19746:447.1MS3638°27′11″S 73°25′52″W / 38.453°S 73.431°W / -38.453; -73.431
May 10, 197510:277.7MS638°10′59″S 73°13′55″W / 38.183°S 73.232°W / -38.183; -73.232
November 29, 197621:407.3MS8220°31′12″S 68°55′08″W / 20.520°S 68.919°W / -20.520; -68.919
August 3, 197914:117.0MS4926°31′05″S 70°39′50″W / 26.518°S 70.664°W / -26.518; -70.664
October 16, 19810:257.5MS3333°08′02″S 73°04′26″W / 33.134°S 73.074°W / -33.134; -73.074
October 4, 198314:527.3MS1426°32′06″S 70°33′47″W / 26.535°S 70.563°W / -26.535; -70.563
AlgarroboMarch 3, 198519:468.0/7.8MW/MSVIII[citation needed]3333°14′24″S 71°51′00″W / 33.240°S 71.850°W / -33.240; -71.850177Tsunami.
Rapel LakeApril 8, 198521:567.5MS3734°07′52″S 71°37′05″W / 34.131°S 71.618°W / -34.131; -71.6181[citation needed]
IquiqueMarch 5, 19876:177.3MS6224°23′17″S 70°09′40″W / 24.388°S 70.161°W / -24.388; -70.161Tsunami.
August 8, 198711:487.1MS4219°00′00″S 70°00′00″W / 19.000°S 70.000°W / -19.000; -70.000
AntofagastaJuly 30, 19951:118.0MW4723°21′36″S 70°18′36″W / 23.360°S 70.310°W / -23.360; -70.3103[citation needed]Tsunami.
PunitaquiOctober 15, 199701:037.1MWVIII[citation needed]5630°46′23″S 71°18′54″W / 30.773°S 71.315°W / -30.773; -71.3158[citation needed]
Near coast of northern ChileJanuary 30, 199812:16 (UTC)7.1M?VII4223°54′36″S 70°12′00″W / 23.910°S 70.200°W / -23.910; -70.2001Minor damage to older buildings.
Chile-Argentina border regionJune 18, 20026.6M?
Near coast of central ChileJune 20, 20039:306.8M?VI12.830°31′12″S 71°25′12″W / 30.520°S 71.420°W / -30.520; -71.420Felt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
BiobíoMay 3, 200400:366.6MWVI2137°38′56″S 73°26′20″W / 37.649°S 73.439°W / -37.649; -73.439Minor damage and power outages occurred at Cañete.
TarapacáJune 13, 200518:447.8MWVII108/117.219°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; -69.02811Felt as far away as Santiago, Chile and Brasília, Brazil.
TocopillaNovember 14, 200712:407.7MWVIII47.7/4022°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; -69.8692Felt at São Paulo, Brazil.
AntofagastaDecember 16, 20075:096.7MWVI57.822°54′50″S 70°03′36″W / 22.914°S 70.060°W / -22.914; -70.0600Disrupted power and telecommunications throughout the epicentral area from Antofagasta to Iquique.
TarapacáFebruary 4, 200814:016.3MWV32.320°07′23″S 70°00′00″W / 20.123°S 70.000°W / -20.123; -70.000
PapudoDecember 18, 200818:196.3[5]/5.9[6]MW/MLV[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 TarapacáNovember 13, 200900:056.5MWV2819°23′06″S 70°15′58″W / 19.385°S 70.266°W / -19.385; -70.2660[citation needed]Felt in Peru and Bolivia.
Drake PassageJanuary 17, 20108:006.3[7]MW10[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/BiobíoFebruary 27, 201003:348.8MWIX30/3536°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; -72.733525Destructive tsunami.
PichilemuMarch 11, 201011:396.9[8][9]MWVII[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]
AraucaníaJanuary 2, 201117:207.1[11]/6.9[12]MW/MLVI[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]
TalcaMarch 25, 201219:377.1[13] /7.0[14]MW/MWVII[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]
CoquimboOctober 31, 201323:036.5[16]MWV[16]10.0[16]30°17′S 71°34′W / 30.29°S 71.57°W / -30.29; -71.57 [16]
Iquique Offshore TarapacáApril 1, 201420:468.2Mw6[17][18][19][20]

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