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1622 North Guyuan earthquake

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Magnitude  7.0
Casualties  12,000
Max. intensity  X (Extreme)
1622 North Guyuan earthquake
Date  October 25, 1622 (1622-10-25)

The 1622 North Guyuan earthquake struck Ningxia, China on 25 October with a Richter magnitude of 7.0 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). It was the only recorded big earthquake in western China for 148 years, between 1561 and 1709. The earthquake occurred on the "rake of the Zhongwei-Tongxin fault", with a mid-seismogenic depth of about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi).

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