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Literature: Earthquake 1851
Texto GILLISS: Earthquake 1851
INTENDENCIA OF COQUIMBO.
Serena, June 3, 1851.
Senor Ministro: On the 26th of May last, at seventeen minutes past one in the afternoon, an earthquake was felt here which was so severe and prolonged that all the population were forced to rush into the streets and plazas. Its duration was about a minute and a half, and its direction was from north to south. No damage was occasioned here nor in any other department of the province. But such has not been the case in those of Atacama, especially in Freirina, where, according to notices received, there has been considerable injury, of which I advise your Excellency (U. S.) JUAN MELGAREJO.
God preserve you. JUAN MELGAREJO.
To the Minister of the Interior.
The text was scanned (Scanjet HP G3110; converted to ASCII with OCR, ABBYY fine Reader version 14 and the text was adapted to the current spelling.
Viaje a Coquimbo (Kunz, 1890)
► Earthquake 1851 (Gilliss)
Darwin Arquero mine
Texto La Serena (Tornero)
Catedral de La Serena (Tornero)
San Francisco (Tornero)
Martin, 1909: La Serena
Martin, 1909: Tongoi
Hoya del Coquimbo Pissis, 1875)
Hoya del Limarí (Pissis, 1875)
Hoya del Choapa (Pissis, 1875)
Ilustración Puerto de Guyacán
Mapa Gilliss (1855)
Mapa Espinoza (1903)
Mapa de Coquimbo (Stange 1914)
• GILLISS, J.M. (1855): The U.S. Naval Astonomical Expedition to the southern Hemisfere, during the years 1849-50-51-52. - Volume 1 (Chile); Washington A.O.P. Nicholson Printer. (Colección W. Griem)
• Miranda, Gustavo (Ed.) (1923): Álbum gráfico del Terremoto del Norte.- 116 pag.
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