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

Updated: Aug 13, 2022 01:43 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 89 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Tumbes has had 2 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 6 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 89 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 6.2 | 6.2 km E of Sullana, Piura, Peru -

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

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (97 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
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 18, 2021 5:51 am (GMT -5) (Feb 18, 2021 10:51 GMT)
5.2

89 km
237 km (147 mi)Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, 16 km east of Loja, Provincia de Loja, Ecuador 23 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
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
Nov 18, 2017 04:23 GMT
5.1

10 km
143 km (89 mi)Provincia del Azuay, 23 km southeast of Naranjal, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador 74 reportsMore
Nov 17, 2017 13:40 GMT
5.4

10 km
148 km (92 mi)27 km northwest of Naranjal, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador 97 reportsMore
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
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
Apr 3, 2012 03:08 GMT
5.4

64 km
5.7 km east of Piura, Peru More
Sep 11, 2010 18:55 GMT
5.2

62 km
Provincia de Sullana, Piura, 25 km southeast of Papayal, Peru More
Oct 15, 2009 01:43 GMT
5.0

62 km
Provincia de Ayabaca, 7 km northeast of Las Lomas, Piura, Peru More
Jan 26, 2008 17:59 GMT
5.2

64 km
28 km south of Villamil, Playas, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador More
Sep 26, 2007 04:43 GMT
5.9

100 km
8.4 km north of Loja, Provincia de Loja, Ecuador More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.2 x 1016 joules (3455 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3 x 106 tons of TNT or 185.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Tumbes Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Tumbes?

The last earthquake in Tumbes occurred 1 year 8 weeks ago: Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 6.2 km east of Sullana, Piura, Peru, on 30 Jul 12:10 pm (GMT -5).

How many quakes were there in Tumbes since 1900?

Since 1900, Tumbes, Peru had 97 quakes up to magnitude 7.3.

What was the strongest quake in Tumbes since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Tumbes 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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