1582 Ancuancu earthquake

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On April 2, 1582 Ancuancu (in present-day La Paz Department, Bolivia) was struck by an earthquake, that reportedly buried all of the inhabitants except for one chief who reportedly lost the ability to speak.[1][2] On the place where the village had stood, the Jacha Kalla (Achocalla) valley was formed as a result of the earthquake.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.eldeber.com.bo/2011/2011-11-23/vernotaahora.php?id=111123012412
  2. ^ "Hay Riesgo de un Megaterremoto en Bolivia," Radio FMBolicia.Net, http://www.fmbolivia.net/noticia25070-hay-riesgo-de-un-megaterremoto-en-bolivia.html accessed February 12, 2014
  3. ^ Bolivia. Dirección General de Estadística y Estudios Geográficos (1909). Boletin. p. 55. 

Coordinates: 16°34′08″S 68°09′46″W / 16.568992°S 68.162713°W / -16.568992; -68.162713