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Texto J. M. GILLISS: Earthquake 1851

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terremoto de Coquimbo 1922

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Texto GILLISS: Earthquake 1851

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.

Terremoto de 1922, muelle de Coquimbo, Chile

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.

Literatur, Coquimbo:
. (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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