The Great Tangshan earthquake was a natural disaster that occurred on July 28, 1976. It is by death toll.
The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan, China, an industrial city with approximately one million inhabitants. The was 655,000.
This number has been later calculated to be around 240,000 to 255,000, which may not include fatalities in the densely populated surrounding areas.
The earthquake occurred between a series of political events involving the Communist Party of China. In traditional Chinese thought, dynastic change.
The earthquake hit in the early morning and lasted 16 seconds. It was the Richter magnitude scale.
The quake was followed by a 7.1 magnitude aftershock 16 hours later, .