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Largest earthquakes in or near Chimbote, Ancash, Peru, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Sep 29, 2022 14:07 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 3 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 10 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 85 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Chimbote has had 3 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 10 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 85 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.0 | South Pacific Ocean, 39 km NW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.9 | 21 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (98 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jul 16, 2022 3:19 am (GMT -5) (Jul 16, 2022 08:19 GMT)
5.0

10 km
758 km (471 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 39 km northwest of Chimbote, Peru 5 reportsMore
Jun 23, 2022 11:51 pm (GMT -5) (Jun 24, 2022 04:51 GMT)
5.1

71 km
766 km (476 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 83 km south of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru 38 reportsMore
28 Jul 7:32 pm (GMT -5) (Jul 29, 2021 00:32 GMT)
5.8

28 km
717 km (446 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 99 km west of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru 10 reportsMore
Jan 15, 2020 09:45 GMT
5.0

10 km
789 km (490 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 55 km southwest of Huarmey, Ancash, Peru 58 reportsMore
Mar 31, 2019 15:27 GMT
5.5

10 km
870 km (541 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 345 km northwest of Lima, Peru 6 reportsMore
2019-01-15 15:24:07 -05:00 (Jan 15, 2019 20:24 GMT)
5.2

52 km
772 km (480 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 61 km west of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru 5 reportsMore
Nov 20, 2018 06:38 GMT
5.3

10 km
839 km (521 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 70 km south of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru 15 reportsMore
15/09/2018 15:13:13 (Sep 15, 2018 20:13 GMT)
5.5

35 km
847 km (526 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 64 km southwest of Puerto de Casma, Ancash, Peru More
Jan 28, 2017 06:42 GMT
5.0

10 km
810 km (503 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 45 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru 10 reportsMore
18/12/2016 08:30:12 (Dec 18, 2016 13:30 GMT)
6.0

517 km
869 km (540 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 337 km northwest of Lima, Peru More
Apr 26, 2015 23:35 GMT
5.6

10 km
738 km (459 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 111 km west of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru More
13/04/2015 09:32:34 (Apr 13, 2015 14:32 GMT)
5.0

21 km
714 km (444 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 100 km southwest of Chocope, Ascope, La Libertad, Peru More
Apr 1, 2015 16:45 GMT
5.3

52 km
731 km (454 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 32 km northwest of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, Peru 10 reportsMore
Saturday, March 28, 2015 17:19:35 (Mar 28, 2015 22:19 GMT)
5.0

57 km
823 km (511 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 49 km northwest of Huarmey, Ancash, Peru 1 reportMore
21/03/2015 11:58:13 (Mar 21, 2015 16:58 GMT)
5.0

36 km
826 km (513 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 67 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru More
11/02/2015 20:59:36 (Feb 12, 2015 01:59 GMT)
5.0

22 km
810 km (503 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 403 km northwest of Lima, Peru More
Sun, 5 May 2013 08:18 (May 5, 2013 13:18 GMT)
5.1

51 km
827 km (514 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 64 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru More
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:30 (Mar 30, 2013 17:30 GMT)
5.4

44 km
826 km (513 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 62 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru 1 reportMore
Mar 28, 2010 01:08 GMT
5.2

65 km
14 km southeast of Huarmey, Ancash, Peru More
Jan 3, 2010 20:39 GMT
5.7

117 km
29 km north of Caraz, Provincia de Huaylas, Ancash, Peru More
Sep 24, 2007 18:34 GMT
5.0

59 km
89 km west of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.2 x 1016 joules (17176 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 923.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Nana, Peru (NNA/II network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Nana, Peru: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Chimbote Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Chimbote?

The last earthquake in Chimbote occurred 12 weeks ago: Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km northwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 at 3:19 am (GMT -5).

How many quakes were there in Chimbote since 1900?

Since 1900, Chimbote, Ancash, Peru had 98 quakes up to magnitude 7.9.

What was the strongest quake in Chimbote since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Chimbote since 1900 occurred 52 years ago: Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - 21 km southwest of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru, on Sunday, May 31, 1970 at 20:23 GMT.

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