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Largest earthquakes in or near Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Feb 5, 2023 01:20 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 8
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 7 and 8
  • 34 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 241 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Copiapo has had 1 quake of magnitude 8.5, 4 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0, 34 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 241 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.0 | South Pacific Ocean, 73 km W of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile -

Strongest quake: Mag. 8.5 | Provincia de Copiapo, 94 km E of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (280 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Mar 30, 2022 8:17 pm (GMT -3) (Mar 30, 2022 23:17 GMT)
5.0

24 km
325 km (202 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 73 km west of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 1 reportMore
Mar 12, 2022 7:27 am (GMT -5) (Mar 12, 2022 12:27 GMT)
5.1

10.3 km
250 km (155 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 88 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile 2 reportsMore
Mar 6, 2022 6:35 am (GMT -3) (Mar 6, 2022 09:35 GMT)
5.5

118 km
154 km (96 mi)146 km northwest of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina 3 reportsMore
Jan 13, 2022 1:19 pm (GMT -5) (Jan 13, 2022 18:19 GMT)
5.0

16 km
250 km (155 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Chile 2 reportsMore
Jan 7, 2022 10:24 pm (GMT -5) (Jan 8, 2022 03:24 GMT)
5.9

13 km
247 km (153 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Chile More
Dec 13, 2021 11:23 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 14, 2021 04:23 GMT)
5.5

22 km
326 km (203 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 75 km west of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 5 reportsMore
Sep 1, 2021 2:35 pm (GMT -4) (Sep 1, 2021 18:35 GMT)
5.6

21 km
241 km (150 mi)72 km southwest of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile 8 reportsMore
Sep 1, 2021 10:35 am (GMT -5) (Sep 1, 2021 15:35 GMT)
5.9

11 km
267 km (166 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 106 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile More
Aug 24, 2021 8:28 pm (GMT -4) (Aug 25, 2021 00:28 GMT)
5.1

94 km
82 km (51 mi)111 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile 3 reportsMore
Jul 8, 2021 3:38 pm (GMT -5) (Jul 8, 2021 20:38 GMT)
5.5

35 km
353 km (219 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 78 km west of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 4 reportsMore
Jul 3, 2021 8:29 pm (GMT -5) (Jul 4, 2021 01:29 GMT)
5.8

35 km
346 km (215 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 84 km west of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 7 reportsMore
3 Jul 9:01 pm (GMT -4) (Jul 4, 2021 01:01 GMT)
5.9

24 km
347 km (216 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 83 km west of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 16 reportsMore
Nov 16, 2020 3:18 pm (GMT -5) (Nov 16, 2020 20:18 GMT)
5.1

49 km
318 km (198 mi)37 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 2 reportsMore
13 Oct 12:16 pm (GMT -5) (Oct 13, 2020 17:16 GMT)
5.0

30 km
273 km (170 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 102 km west of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile More
Sep 1, 2020 21:09 GMT
6.3

24 km
292 km (181 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 105 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 42 reportsMore
Sep 1, 2020 10:31 GMT
5.4

25 km
285 km (177 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 90 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 1 reportMore
Sep 1, 2020 07:01 GMT
5.6

30 km
295 km (183 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 81 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 3 reportsMore
Sep 1, 2020 05:29 GMT
5.4

24 km
300 km (186 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 82 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 2 reportsMore
Sep 1, 2020 04:36 GMT
5.1

20 km
306 km (190 mi)74 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 8 reportsMore
Sep 1, 2020 04:30 GMT
6.1

37 km
274 km (170 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 71 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 14 reportsMore
Sep 1, 2020 04:09 GMT
7.0

31 km
249 km (155 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 82 km northwest of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 115 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.2 x 1017 joules (1.2 x 105 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10 x 107 tons of TNT or 6248.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Copiapo, Mina Casimiro Domeyko (AC06/C1 network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Copiapo, Mina Casimiro Domeyko: 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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Copiapo Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Copiapo?

The last earthquake in Copiapo occurred 45 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 73 km west of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022 at 8:17 pm (GMT -3).

How many quakes were there in Copiapo since 1900?

Since 1900, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile had 280 quakes up to magnitude 8.5.

What was the strongest quake in Copiapo since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Copiapo since 1900 occurred 100 years ago: Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake - Provincia de Copiapo, 94 km east of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, November 11, 1922 at 04:32 GMT.

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