Mount Tai earthquake

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Mount Tai earthquake (泰山震) is the first earthquake recorded in history. It occurred at Mount Tai during the 7th year of the reign of King Fa from the Xia dynasty between circa 2205 and 1600 BCE.[1] It was mentioned briefly in the Bamboo Annals.[2] The event has been dated to 1831 BCE.[3]

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  1. ^ 王恆偉. (2005) (2006) 中國歷史講堂 #1 遠古至春秋. 中華書局. ISBN 962-8885-24-3. p 26.
  2. ^ Bamboo annals, listed under Xia chapters on King Fa's 7th year.
  3. ^ 吳階平, 喻滄, 季羨林. [2002] (2002) 世紀中國學術大典: 測繪學, 大氣科學, 固體地球物理學, 應用地球物理學, 海洋科學. 福建教育出版社. ISBN 7-5334-3446-3, ISBN 978-7-5334-3446-5. p 41.