Tangshan, six years later

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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At 3:42 a.m on July 28, 1976, the now infamous Tangshan earthquake struck that heavily industrialized city in eastern China killing, by official count, 240,000 people. During the first 2 years after the earthquake, estimates of casualties ranged from 650,000 to 800,000. Almost certainly the exact number will never be known. The earthquake was measured at magntiude 7.8, and intensities that registered XI on teh Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale occurred throughout the city of Tangshan.  

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Tangshan, six years later
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 15
Issue 3
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher USGS
Description 6 p.
First page 102
Last page 107
Country China
Other Geospatial Tangshan
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N