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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1556_Shaanxi_earthquake

The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake or Huaxian earthquake or Jiajing earthquake was a catastrophic earthquake and is also the deadliest earthquake on record, killing approximately 830,000 people. It occurred on the morning of 23 January 1556 in Shaanxi, during the Ming Dynasty. More than 97 counties in the provinces of ...

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Shaanxi is located in the Ming Dynasty in the South Eastern part of China. China is located on the Eurasia Plate which moves eastward and down towards Australia. The epicenter of the Earthquake was in the Wei River Valley in Shaanxi Province. The event did not take place on a plate boundary, but in a fault. The fault is ...

www.britannica.com/event/Shaanxi-province-earthquake-of-1556

Shaanxi province earthquake of 1556: (Jan. 23, 1556), massive earthquake in Shaanxi province in northern China, believed to be the deadliest earthquake ever recorded. The earthquake (estimated at magnitude 8) struck...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadliest-earthquake-in-history-rocks-china

On this day in History, Deadliest earthquake in history rocks China on Jan 23, 1556. Learn more about what happened today on History. ... Even if the number of deaths caused by the Shaanxi earthquake has been overestimated slightly, it would still rank as the worst disaster in history by a considerable margin.

www.quora.com/What-caused-the-Shaanxi-earthquake

Like other earthquakes, the reason for Shaanxi earthquake is also because of the movement of the tectonic plates. The Indian Tectonic Plate and Eurasian ... When an earthquake occurs on one of these faults, the rock on one side of the fault slips with respect to the other. So even the plate moves at the very ...

www.reference.com/science/did-shaanxi-earthquake-happen-ed34a28db00723b9

According to the Encyclop?dia Britannica, the Shaanxi earthquake occurred due to movement along the three major fault lines that form the basin of the Wei River. Considered to be the most deadly...

www.reference.com/science/main-cause-shaanxi-earthquake-f2cbcde78e6fe3b2

Like most earthquakes, the 1556 Shaanxi earthquake occurred due to the sudden shifting of tectonic plates against each other. Tectonic plates are ... A: The major dangers of earthquakes include other hazardous effects that could occur after an earthquake subsides, such as liquefaction, tsunamis, further gro... Full Answer >.

www.sciencedaily.com/terms/shaanxi_earthquake.htm

Non-Reporting 'Did You Feel It?' Areas Can Be Used to Improve Earthquake Intensity Maps. Jan. 31, 2017 — The remarkable reach of the US Geological Survey's 'Did You Feel It?' website can be used to improve maps of earthquake intensity -- if non-reporting areas are including in the mapping ... read more ...

www.newhistorian.com/deadliest-earthquake-hits-china/2776

Jan 21, 2015 ... On the 23rd January 1556 the deadliest earthquake in history took place in the Shaanxi Province, Northern China. ... hard to determine, especially in those that happened so long ago, but estimates for the death toll in the Jiajing earthquake generally fall somewhere between 820,000 and 830,000 fatalities.