830,000 people were killed
the earthquake only lasted seconds, but it leveled the mountains, destroyed path of rivers, caused massive flooding & activated fires that burned for days.
the quake took place during late evening and continued during the following morning. the magnitude of the quake was approximately 8.0 to 8.3.
The earthquake that caused this disaster on the morning of January 23, 1556, leveled a 520-mile-wide area and caused significant damage across 97 counties in the provinces of shaanxi, shanxi, Henan,
Hebei, hubei, shandong, Gansu, Jiangsu, and Anhui. 67% of the population was killed in some counties.
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