News | Published:

Recent Earthquakes

Nature volume 150, page 54 (11 July 1942) | Download Citation



A SEVERE earthquake shook the towns of Santiago and Valparaiso and the region between the towns at about 1.30 a. m. (local time) on June 29. The Intendencia, headquarters of the Provincial Government, and other buildings were damaged in Valparaiso. Property was also damaged in Santiago, and for a while the electricity supply was interrupted. Thirty-seven people were reported injured. The earthquake was probably the most severe in Chile since 1927, when Talca and Concepcion were destroyed.

About this article

Publication history





    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing