1570_Concepción_earthquake

1570 Concepción earthquake

At 9:00, On February 8, 1570 a strong earthquake destroyed Concepción, Chile. It was accompanied by a tsunami, and aftershocks were felt for months. No lives were lost, but every house was destroyed. Because of a delay between the earthquake and the tsunami, the population was able to escape to higher ground. Nevertheless, they thought the end of the world had arrived.

Magnitude was 8.3 located at

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