This is a picture of the town before the earthquake had hit. It was a small town but many people had lived there. 1920 Haiyuan earthquake. 1920 Haiyuan earthquake (Chinese: 海原大地震; pinyin: Hǎiyuán dà dìzhèn) occurred on December 16 in Haiyuan County, Ningxia Province, Republic of China. It was also called the 1920 Gansu earthquake because Ningxia was a part of Gansu Province when the earthquake occurred.
This is an after picture of some of the town, what had happened after the earthquake. The earthquake had destroyed a lot of homes and buildings also including the many people that it had killed the earthquake was deadly. In my opinion if they knew the earthquake was about to happen i would have took cover or had evacuated the town because an earthquake can cause a lot of damage or no damage at all but it's always good to be on the safe side.
This is a map showing you where the earthquake had hit the earthquake hit the town i have really bad but the other places around it didn't get as much damage as the town did in the middle literally. The earthquake had hit it so hard all over though it probably had caught many pedestrians off guard because they most likely weren't expecting an earthquake to happen that day but things happen. It's natural its apart of Earth.
This is an English map of where the earthquake had hit. It had hit Haiyuan the hardest though. But Xi'an and Lanzhou got hit too but probably didn't get hit as hard as Haiyuan did because the earthquake hit it head on. This earthquake was basically nothing to play with because it destroyed too much stuff in that small town.
This earthquake brought total destruction to the Lijunbu-Haiyuan-Ganyanchi area. Over 73,000 people were killed in Haiyuan County. A landslide buried the village of Sujiahe in Xiji County. More than 30,000 people were killed in Guyuan County. Nearly all the houses collapsed in the cities of Longde and Huining. About 125 miles of surface faulting was seen from Lijunbu through Ganyanchi to Jingtai. There were large numbers of landslides and ground cracks throughout the epicentral area. Some rivers were dammed, others changed course.
Occurring in the early years of escalating civil war in the Chinese Republic, the disaster was overshadowed by major political and humanitarian crises elsewhere in the country that year, and remains a remarkably little known event despite the scale of its destructive powers and human toll. Before the earthquake the little town was doing great and everything was going good then next thing you know BOOM! an earthquake happens out of no where and during the time of war.
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