1570 Concepción earthquake
earthquake in Chile
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.
|UTC time||1570-02-08 13:00|
|Local date||February 8, 1570|
|Local time||9:00 am|
|Epicenter||36°45′S 73°00′W / 36.75°S 73.00°WCoordinates: 36°45′S 73°00′W / 36.75°S 73.00°W|
|Max. intensity||XI MMI|
|Aftershocks||Yes, for about 5 months|
|Casualties||Est. over 2000 |
- ↑ "Significant Earthquakes Database". ngdc.noaa.gov.