Shaanxi, China earthquake (1556) • Earth.com

Last update: June 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Shaanxi, China (1556)

The deadliest earthquake ever recorded took place in Shaanxi, China on January 23, 1556. An estimated 830,000 people were killed. The earthquake triggered massive fires and mountains were completely leveled across 520 miles of devastation.

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