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One of the deadliest Earthquakes occurred in Shensi, China on January 23, 1556. The earthquake was with three major faults that for the Wei River Basin where rocks broke, and the new faults formed rupturing other rocks. The magnitude of this earthquake was eight. The damage extended about 270 miles northeast of the epicenter and more than 500 miles away in Hunan, China. (Britannica 2019) The damages included, landslides, fires, and ground fissures. This earthquake resulted in about 830,000 deaths mostly from falling buildings and flooding. (Hanreeves 2015) Below is a picture of the aftermath of the earthquake.

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