1570 Concepción earthquake

1570 Concepción earthquake
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UTC time1570-02-08 13:00
Local date February 8, 1570
Local time9:00 am
Magnitude8.3 Template:M
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Max. intensityXI MMI
AftershocksYes, for about 5 months
CasualtiesEst. over 2000 [1]

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.


  1. "Significant Earthquakes Database". ngdc.noaa.gov.