1570 Concepción earthquake

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1570 Concepción earthquake
1570 Concepción earthquake is located in Chile
1570 Concepción earthquake
Date February 8, 1570
Origin time 9:00 am (13:00 UTC)
Magnitude 8.3 Ms
Epicenter 36°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. intensity XI MMI
Tsunami Yes
Aftershocks Yes, for about 5 months
Casualties Est. over 2000 [1]

The 1570 Concepción earthquake occurred at 9:00, on February 8, 1570. The strong earthquake destroyed Concepción, Chile. It was accompanied by a tsunami, and aftershocks were felt for months. According to NOAA at least 2000 lives were lost and every house was destroyed. Because of a delay between the earthquake and the tsunami, much of the population was able to escape to higher ground.

The earthquake's magnitude was 8.3 Ms, located at 36°48′S 73°00′W / 36.800°S 73.000°W / -36.800; -73.000.

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