Friday, January 23, 2009

Deadliest earthquake ever

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1556 Shaanxi Earthquake, China (sources differ as to date): The deadliest earthquake in history killed 830,000 people. More than 97 counties in the provinces of Shaanxi (Shensi), Shanxi (Shansi), Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui were affected.

Aftershocks continued several times a month for about six months. It is also among the deadliest natural disasters in history, only outstripped by floods of China's Yellow River (Huang He) ...

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