Earthquakes in Asia: Earthquakes in Bangladesh, Earthquakes in Bhutan, Earthquakes in Burma, Earthquakes in China, Earthquakes in India

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Earthquakes in China, 1976 Tangshan Earthquake, 2008 Panzhihua Earthquake, 1970 Tonghai Earthquake, 1556 Shaanxi Earthquake, List of Earthquakes in China, 2008 Yingjiang Earthquakes, 2001 Kunlun Earthquake, 2009 Yunnan Earthquake, 1981 Dawu Earthquake, 1920 Haiyuan Earthquake, 2006 Yanjin Earthquake, List of Earthquakes in ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Earthquakes in China, 1976 Tangshan Earthquake, 2008 Panzhihua Earthquake, 1970 Tonghai Earthquake, 1556 Shaanxi Earthquake, List of Earthquakes in China, 2008 Yingjiang Earthquakes, 2001 Kunlun Earthquake, 2009 Yunnan Earthquake, 1981 Dawu Earthquake, 1920 Haiyuan Earthquake, 2006 Yanjin Earthquake, List of Earthquakes in Sichuan, 1996 Lijiang Earthquake, 2003 Bachu Earthquake, 2009 Xinjiang Earthquake, 1918 Shantou Earthquake, List of Earthquakes in South Asia, 1975 Haicheng Earthquake, 2005 Ruichang Earthquake, 2008 Damxung Earthquake, 1976 Songpan-Pingwu Earthquake, 1966 Xingtai Earthquake, 1933 Diexi Earthquake, 2000 Yunnan Earthquake, 1997 Jiashi Earthquake. Excerpt: The Tangshan Earthquake also known as the Great Tangshan Earthquake, was a natural disaster that occurred on July 28, 1976. It is believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in Hebei, People's Republic of China, an industrial city with approximately one million inhabitants. The number of deaths initially reported by the Chinese government was 655,000, but this number has since been stated to be around 240,000 to 255,000. A further 164,000 people were recorded as being severely injured. The earthquake came in between a series of political events involving the Communist Party of China. It shook China both literally and figuratively in 1976, which was later labeled a "Year of curse". The earthquake hit in the early morning, at 03:42:53.8 local time (1976 July 27 19:42:53.8 UTC), and lasted for around 15 seconds. Chinese Government's official sources state 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, though some sources listed it as high as 8.2. It was followed by a major 7.8 magnitude aftershock some 16 ho... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1332690

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  • ISBN-13: 9781158069125
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/13/2010
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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