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1290 Chihli earthquake

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Magnitude  6.8 Ms
Total damage  Severe
Casualties  7,270–100,000
Areas affected  Yuan dynasty
Max. intensity  IX (Violent)
Date  27 September 1290
1290 Chihli earthquake
Similar  2014 Kangding earthquake, 2008 Damxung earthquake, 2008 Panzhihua earthquake, 1970 Tonghai earthquake, 1950 Assam–Tibet earthquake

The 1290 Chihli earthquake occurred on 27 September with an epicenter near Ningcheng, Inner Mongolia, Yuan dynasty. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 6.8 and a maximum felt intensity of IX (violent) on the mercalli intensity scale. One estimate places the death toll at 7,270, while another has it at 100,000.

DamageEdit

The earthquake destroyed 480 storehouses and countless houses in Ningcheng. Changping, Hejian, Renqiu, Xiongxian, Baoding, Yixian and Baixiang County were also affected. It severely damaged the Fengguo Temple in Yixian.

References

1290 Chihli earthquake Wikipedia


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