Earthquakes in BrazilIn Brazil, there are only light earthquakes, which can cause perceptible vibrations, but often do little damage. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
2 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Brazil by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 10:00 UTC.
- May 28, 11:57 pmMagnitude 5.1: Northern Peru at a depth of 147.43 km.
Earthquakes in Brazil since 1950The strongest earthquake in Brazil happened on 11/30/1986 in the Joao Camara, Natal region with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 48 km resulted in 1 deaths.
|05/19/2012||Montes Claros||21 km||4.1||0|
|12/09/2007||Minas Gerais||29 km||4.6||1|
|11/30/1986||Joao Camara, Natal||48 km||4.8||1|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.