1966 Xingtai earthquake

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Xingtai earthquake
1966 Xingtai Earthquake.svg
UTC time 1966-03-22 08:19:36
ISC event 849480
USGS-ANSS ComCat
Local date March 22, 1966 (1966-03-22)
Local time 16:19:36
Magnitude 6.8 Mw (strongest quake)
Depth 20 km
Epicenter 37°04′N 114°29′E / 37.067°N 114.483°E / 37.067; 114.483Coordinates: 37°04′N 114°29′E / 37.067°N 114.483°E / 37.067; 114.483
Areas affected People's Republic of China
Casualties 8,064 dead, 38,000 injured

The Xingtai earthquake (Chinese: ; pinyin: Xíngtáizhèn) was a sequence of major earthquakes that took place between March 8 and March 29, 1966, in the area administered by the prefecture-level city of Xingtai in southern Hebei province, People's Republic of China.

The first earthquake with magnitude 6.0 on the Moment magnitude scale and epicenter in Longyao County occurred in the early morning of March 8, 1966. It was followed by a sequence of five earthquakes above magnitude 6 that lasted until March 29, 1966. The strongest of these quakes had a magnitude of 6.8 and took place in the southeastern part of Ningjin County on March 22.[1] The earthquake damage included 8,064 dead, 38,000 injured and more than 5 million destroyed houses.[2]

Earthquakes[edit]

Date
(YYYY-MM-DD)
Time
(UTC)
Latitude Longitude Depth Magnitude Source
1966-03-07 21:29:19 37.156° N 114.875° E 20 km (12 mi) 6.5 (Mw) [3]
1966-03-22 08:11:37 37.535° N 115.039° E 20 km (12 mi) 6.2 (Mw) [4]
1966-03-22 08:19:36 37.545° N 115.061° E 20 km (12 mi) 6.8 (Mw) [5]
1966-03-26 15:19:04 37.714° N 115.275° E 20 km (12 mi) 6.0 (Mw) [6]
1966-03-29 12:00:00 37.464° N 115.127° E 20 km (12 mi) 6.0 (Mw) [7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ China Virtual Museum - Earthquakes
  2. ^ "Major earthquakes on Chinese mainland since 1966" by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston
  3. ^ ANSS. "Hebei 1966 : M 6.5 - Hebei, China". Comprehensive Catalog. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-06-19 
  4. ^ ANSS. "Hebei 1966 : M 6.2 - Hebei, China". Comprehensive Catalog. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-06-19 
  5. ^ ANSS. "Hebei 1966 : M 6.8 - Hebei, China". Comprehensive Catalog. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-06-19 
  6. ^ ANSS. "Hebei 1966 : M 6.0 - Hebei, China". Comprehensive Catalog. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-06-19 
  7. ^ ANSS. "Hebei 1966 : M 6.0 - Hebei, China". Comprehensive Catalog. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-06-19