1695 Linfen earthquake
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The 1695 Linfen earthquake struck Shanxi Province in North China, Qing dynasty on May 18. Occurring at a shallow depth within the continental crust, the surface-wave magnitude 7.8 earthquake had a maximum intensity of XI on the China seismic intensity scale and Mercalli intensity scale. This devastating earthquake affected over 120 counties across eight provinces of modern-day China. An estimated 52,600 people died in the earthquake, although the death toll may have been 176,365.
Earthquake in China
|Local date||May 18, 1695 (1695-05-18)|
|Epicenter||36.0°N 111.5°E / 36.0; 111.5 |
|Areas affected||Shanxi, Qing Dynasty|
|Max. intensity||XI (Extreme)|