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1615 Arica earthquake

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Magnitude  7.5
Total damage  Moderate
Casualties  3 injured
Areas affected  Arica Spanish Empire
Tsunami  Yes
1615 Arica earthquake
Date  16 December 1615 (1615-12-16)

The 1615 Arica earthquake was a major earthquake centered near Arica in the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of Peru, within the present day Arica y Parinacota Region of northwestern Chile.

The earthquake caused considerable damage to the infrastructure of the city with the Iglesia Mayor. The city's fort collapsed, and cracks opened in the floor of the royal quicksilver storage facility. No human was reported dead but three people suffered injuries.

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1615 Arica earthquake Wikipedia


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