02/08/1570 | 1570 Concepcion Earthquake


Lomnitz (2004) describes this event as follows:
"The city was located at its initial site fronting the Bay of Talcahuano, near the present location of Penco. The effects of the shock were comparable to those of the 1835 earthquake. The epicenter was probably offshore and there was a major tsunami. The initial pulse of the tsunami was upward and the population took heed and escaped to high ground. No Spanish settlers were killed. "

Events in the same region
Date Title Region Preferred Magnitude Quality*
0620s 620 Valdivia Paleo-Earthquake Chile 8.5 D
0770s 8th Century Valdivia Paleo-Earthquake Chile 9 D
1120s 12th Century Chile Paleo-Earthquake Chile 8.8 D
1320s 14th Century Chile Paleo-Earthquake Chile 8.8 D
1570 Feb 08th, 09:53 1570 Concepcion Earthquake Chile 8 C
1575 Dec 16th, 19:23 1575 Valdivia Earthquake Chile 8.5 C
1647 May 13th, 23:23 1647 Valparaiso Earthquake Chile 8.5 C
1657 Mar 15th 1657 Chile Earthquake Chile 8 C
1730 Jul 08th, 05:23 1730 Valparaiso Earthquake Chile 8.7 C
1751 May 25th, 06:23 1751 Concepcion Earthquake Chile 8.8 C
  • GHEA (GHEC v1.0) -Albini P., Musson R.M.W., Rovida A., Locati M., Gomez Capera A.A., and Viganò D. (2014). The Global Earthquake History. Earthquake Spectra, May 2014, Vol.30, No.2, pp. 607-624. http://doi.org/10.1193/122013EQS297 - Link
  • Lomnitz (2004) -Lomnitz, Cinna. "Major earthquakes of Chile: a historical survey, 1535-1960." Seismological Research Letters 75.3 (2004): 368-378. - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 8.00 (8.00-8.30)
Epicenter -36.750°N, -73.000°E
Depth unknown
Tsunami yes
Paleo-Event no
Quality of Evidence C

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
2014 GHEA (GHEC v1.0) 8.3 (8-8.3)
2004 Lomnitz (2004) 8

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