1570 Concepción earthquake

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1570 Concepción earthquake
1570 Concepción earthquake is located in Chile
1570 Concepción earthquake
UTC time1570-02-08 13:00
Local dateFebruary 8, 1570
Local time9:00 am
Magnitude8.3 Ms
Epicenter36°45′S 73°00′W / 36.75°S 73.00°W / -36.75; -73.00Coordinates: 36°45′S 73°00′W / 36.75°S 73.00°W / -36.75; -73.00
Max. intensityXI MMI
TsunamiYes
AftershocksYes, for about 5 months
CasualtiesEst. over 2000 [1]

The 1570 Concepción earthquake occurred at 9:00 (13:00 UTC), on February 8, 1570. The earthquake destroyed the town of Concepción. A tsunami was caused and aftershocks were reported for months after the earthquake.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Significant Earthquakes Database". ngdc.noaa.gov.