1570 Concepción earthquake
|Date||February 8, 1570|
|Origin time||9:00 am (13:00 UTC)|
|Max. intensity||XI MMI|
|Aftershocks||Yes, for about 5 months|
|Casualties||Est. over 2000 |
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 .
- "Significant Earthquakes Database". ngdc.noaa.gov.