Tangshan: The Deadliest Earthquake, 1976

At 3:42 a.m. on July 28, 1976, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the sleeping city of Tangshan, in north eastern China.

The very large earthquake, striking an area where it was totally unexpected, obliterated the city of Tangshan and killed over 240,000 people – making it the deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century.

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