Aportes a la historia sísmica de Chile: El caso del gran terremoto de 1730

Translated title of the contribution: Contributions to the Chile’s seismic history: The case of the great earthquake of 1730

MARIA XIMENA URBINA CARRASCO, Nicolás Gorigoitía Abbott, Marco Cisternas Vega

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Abstract

According to the new and previously known documents it is concluded the earthquake of Chile in 1730 was composed by two independent earthquakes, each associated to a tsunami. Considering the latitudinal extension of the damage and the size of the tsunamis, it can be taken as the largest seismic event occurred in the history of Metropolitan or Central Chile. These conclusions allow to know better the seismic sequence of Central Chile, the Seismic History of the country, and contribute to the knowledge of the colonial history of the kingdom of Chile.

Translated title of the contributionContributions to the Chile’s seismic history: The case of the great earthquake of 1730
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)657-687
Number of pages31
JournalAnuario de Estudios Americanos
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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