1290 Chihli earthquake

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1290 Chihli earthquake
1290 Chihli earthquake is located in China
1290 Chihli earthquake
Date September 27, 1290 (1290-09-27)
Magnitude 6.8 Ms
Epicenter 41°30′N 119°18′E / 41.5°N 119.3°E / 41.5; 119.3Coordinates: 41°30′N 119°18′E / 41.5°N 119.3°E / 41.5; 119.3[1]
Areas affected Yuan dynasty
Casualties 100,000

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. It is estimated that about 100,000 people were killed.


The earthquake destroyed 480 storehouses and countless houses in Ningcheng. Changping, Hejian, Renqiu, Xiongxian, Baoding, Yixian and Baixiang were also affected.[1] It severely damaged the Fengguo Temple in Yixian.[2]


  1. ^ a b NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Steinhardt, N.S. (1997). Liao architecture. University of Hawaii Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-8248-1843-2. Retrieved 1 November 2010.