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1570 Concepción earthquake
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

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.

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