Haicheng, Liaoning

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County-level city
Downtown Haicheng on 20 July 2008
Downtown Haicheng on 20 July 2008
Location within Anshan City
Location within Anshan City
Haicheng is located in Liaoning
Location in Liaoning
Coordinates: 40°53′N 122°41′E / 40.883°N 122.683°E / 40.883; 122.683Coordinates: 40°53′N 122°41′E / 40.883°N 122.683°E / 40.883; 122.683
Country People's Republic of China
Province Liaoning
Prefecture-level city Anshan
County seat Haizhou Subdistrict (海州街道)
 • Total 2,734 km2 (1,056 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
 • Total 1,130,000
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 114200
Area code(s) 0412
Website http://www.haicheng.gov.cn/

Haicheng (Chinese: 海城; pinyin: Hǎichéng; literally: "Sea City") is a county-level city of central Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. It is located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southwest of Shenyang, the provincial capital, and is under the administration of Anshan City, the seat of which lies 36 kilometres (22 mi) to the northeast.

Haicheng has an area of 2,734 square kilometres (1,056 sq mi) and a population of 1,130,000.[1]

Haicheng earthquake of 1975[edit]

On 4 February 1975, an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale hit the city of Haicheng, which at the time had approximately 1 million residents. However, seismologists sent out warnings about this earthquake a day earlier and ordered evacuations. Because of this correct prediction, many lives were saved. This was the first successful earthquake prediction in history. Further aiding the prediction, cats and other animals are also said to have acted strangely in the days leading up to the earthquake. There are some questions as to the validity and accuracy of these reports, which are discussed in detail in the Haicheng Earthquake Prediction link below.[not in citation given]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Haicheng has 4 subdistricts and 23 towns:[2]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Chinese) Profile of Haicheng, official website of Haicheng Government, visited on 23 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Profile of Haicheng" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 

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