The 1976 Tangshan earthquake

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The Tangshan earthquake of 1976 was one of the largest earthquakes in recent years. It occurred on July 28 at 3:42 a.m, Beijing (Peking) local time, and had magnitude 7.8, focal depth of 15 kilometers, and an epicentral intensity of XI on the New Chinese Seismic Intensity Scale; it caused serious damage and loss of life in this densely populated industrial city. Now, with the help of people from all over China, the city of Tangshan is being rebuild. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The 1976 Tangshan earthquake
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 3
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 4 p.
First page 106
Last page 109
Country China
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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