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Largest earthquakes in or near La Brea, Piura, Peru, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 21, 2022 10:35 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 86 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, La Brea has had 2 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 8 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 86 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.3 | Piura, Peru, 90 km S of Huaquillas, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.3 | 21 km W of Tumbes, Peru -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (96 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Nov 9, 2022 8:15 pm (GMT -5) (Nov 10, 2022 01:15 GMT)
5.3

48 km
338 km (210 mi)Piura, Peru, 90 km south of Huaquillas, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador 2 reportsMore
Nov 8, 2022 8:15 pm (GMT -5) (Nov 9, 2022 01:15 GMT)
5.1

43 km
343 km (213 mi)29 km north of Santa Agueda, Provincia de San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru More
Oct 5, 2022 3:26 am (GMT -5) (Oct 5, 2022 08:26 GMT)
5.8

48 km
407 km (253 mi)14 km east of Sullana, Piura, Peru 75 reportsMore
30 Jul 12:10 pm (GMT -5) (Jul 30, 2021 17:10 GMT)
6.2

37 km
410 km (255 mi)6.2 km east of Sullana, Piura, Peru 136 reportsMore
Feb 13, 2021 12:18 am (GMT -5) (Feb 13, 2021 05:18 GMT)
5.2

75 km
316 km (196 mi)Provincia de Loja, 99 km south of Machala, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador 52 reportsMore
18/10/2020 01:58:26 (Oct 18, 2020 06:58 GMT)
5.4

27 km
421 km (262 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 122 km northwest of Talara, Piura, Peru 1 reportMore
Aug 25, 2020 05:18 GMT
5.6

20 km
348 km (216 mi)9.5 km northwest of Papayal, Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru 58 reportsMore
2020-01-03 09:16:40 (Jan 3, 2020 14:16 GMT)
5.0

51 km
272 km (169 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 13 km northwest of Zarumilla, Tumbes, Peru 12 reportsMore
2019-04-21 20:04:48 (Apr 22, 2019 01:04 GMT)
5.0

10 km
296 km (184 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 45 km northwest of Tumbes, Peru More
Jun 5, 2017 11:34 GMT
5.7

10 km
309 km (192 mi)29 km west of Celica, Provincia de Loja, Ecuador 27 reportsMore
28/09/2015 03:15:59 (Sep 28, 2015 08:15 GMT)
5.0

18 km
318 km (198 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 54 km west of Tumbes, Peru More
Mar 19, 2015 11:52 GMT
5.0

63 km
267 km (166 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 32 km north of Tumbes, Peru 1 reportMore
Jan 16, 2015 11:39 GMT
5.0

70 km
229 km (142 mi)4.1 km northwest of Pasaje, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador 8 reportsMore
Aug 3, 2014 21:02 GMT
5.2

10 km
316 km (196 mi)17 km north of Papayal, Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru More
Friday, March 21, 2014 19:38:46 (Mar 22, 2014 00:38 GMT)
5.0

41 km
495 km (308 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 17 km west of Sechura, Piura, Peru More
Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30 (Mar 15, 2014 23:51 GMT)
6.3

9.8 km
486 km (302 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 6.4 km west of Sechura, Piura, Peru 2 reportsMore
Sunday, January 26, 2014 00:10:28 (Jan 26, 2014 05:10 GMT)
5.5

20 km
336 km (209 mi)25 km southwest of Zorritos, Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru 7 reportsMore
Friday, December 13, 2013 20:41:14 (Dec 14, 2013 01:41 GMT)
5.0

36 km
252 km (157 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 36 km southwest of Villamil, Ecuador 2 reportsMore
Nov 25, 2013 19:42 GMT
5.0

60 km
214 km (133 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 15 km north of Machala, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador 1 reportMore
Monday, August 12, 2013 04:49:32 (Aug 12, 2013 09:49 GMT)
6.1

10 km
545 km (339 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 90 km west of Paita, Piura, Peru 1 reportMore
Apr 3, 2012 03:08 GMT
5.4

64 km
5.7 km east of Piura, Peru More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.3 x 1016 joules (3501 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3 x 106 tons of TNT or 188.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Otavalo, Ecuador (OTAV/IU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Otavalo, Ecuador: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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La Brea Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in La Brea?

The last earthquake in La Brea occurred 3 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Piura, Peru, 90 km south of Huaquillas, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador, on Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022 at 8:15 pm (GMT -5).

How many quakes were there in La Brea since 1900?

Since 1900, La Brea, Piura, Peru had 96 quakes up to magnitude 7.3.

What was the strongest quake in La Brea since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in La Brea since 1900 occurred 69 years ago: Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - 21 km west of Tumbes, Peru, on Saturday, December 12, 1953 at 17:31 GMT.

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