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

Updated Mar 24, 2022 05:21 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 7
  • 21 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 204 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Palca has had 1 quake of magnitude 7.2, 21 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 204 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.4 | Bolivia, 93 km NE of Tacna, Peru -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.2 | 69 km SE of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (226 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
May 24, 2022 8:57 am (GMT -4) (May 24, 2022 12:57 GMT)
5.4

148 km
29 km (18 mi)Bolivia, 93 km northeast of Tacna, Peru
I FELT IT - 8 reports
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Mar 3, 2022 2:17 pm (GMT -5) (Mar 3, 2022 19:17 GMT)
5.1

166 km
25 km (16 mi)Puno, 93 km east of Moquegua, Peru 2 reportsMoreMap
Feb 20, 2022 6:58 am (GMT -5) (Feb 20, 2022 11:58 GMT)
5.1

30 km
174 km (108 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 90 km south of Ilo, Departamento de Moquegua, Peru MoreMap
Jan 28, 2022 10:43 am (GMT -3) (Jan 28, 2022 13:43 GMT)
5.2

132 km
69 km (43 mi)78 Km ESE of Arica, Chile MoreMap
Jan 27, 2022 9:31 pm (GMT -3) (Jan 28, 2022 00:31 GMT)
5.5

93 km
55 km (34 mi)147 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile 4 reportsMoreMap
Dec 7, 2021 4:39 am (GMT -5) (Dec 7, 2021 09:39 GMT)
5.6

31 km
171 km (106 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 83 km west of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile 9 reportsMoreMap
8 Jul 5:30 am (GMT -5) (Jul 8, 2021 10:30 GMT)
5.2

52 km
171 km (106 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 87 km south of Ilo, Departamento de Moquegua, Peru 10 reportsMoreMap
12 May 2:53 am (GMT -5) (May 12, 2021 07:53 GMT)
5.3

10 km
13 km (8.1 mi)Puno, 22 km northeast of Chuquitira, Provincia de Tarata, Tacna, Peru 5 reportsMoreMap
28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5) (Apr 29, 2021 02:49 GMT)
5.0

10 km
17 km (10.6 mi)1.6 km south of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 27, 2020 10:55 am (GMT -3) (Dec 27, 2020 13:55 GMT)
5.2

115 km
71 km (44 mi)Tarapaca, 109 km southeast of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile 6 reportsMoreMap
Nov 20, 2020 12:02 pm (GMT -5) (Nov 20, 2020 17:02 GMT)
5.0

133 km
20 km (12 mi)36 km northeast of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile 2 reportsMoreMap
Jun 2, 2020 10:29 GMT
5.0

177 km
40 km (25 mi)169 km southwest of La Paz, Bolivia MoreMap
09/04/2020 09:06:52 (Apr 9, 2020 14:06 GMT)
5.0

146 km
24 km (15 mi)85 km east of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile MoreMap
Mar 2, 2020 23:07 GMT
5.0

64 km
114 km (71 mi)34 km southwest of Tacna, Peru 7 reportsMoreMap
Jan 24, 2020 05:13 GMT
5.1

92 km
64 km (40 mi)27 km west of Ilabaya, Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru 34 reportsMoreMap
Dec 3, 2019 08:46 GMT
6.1

39 km
150 km (93 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 54 km southwest of Tacna, Peru 27 reportsMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.3 x 1016 joules (3535 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3 x 106 tons of TNT or 190.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Palca Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Palca?

The last earthquake in Palca occurred 1 day 11 hours ago: Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bolivia, 93 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:57 am (GMT -4).

How many quakes were there in Palca since 1900?

Since 1900, Palca, Tacna, Peru had 226 quakes up to magnitude 7.2.

What was the strongest quake in Palca since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Palca since 1900 occurred 35 years ago: Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 69 km southeast of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Saturday, August 8, 1987 at 15:48 GMT.

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