Magnitude: 7.5M
Time: 07-27-1976 T19:42:54
Country: CHINA

CHINA:NE:TANGSHAN

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 23km below the ground in China on 07-27-1976 T19:42:54, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.5 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 23km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 11. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 242769 souls and destroying structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Manchuride - porphyry copper
An assemblage of Jurassic and Cretaceous post-subduction volcanic and intrusive rocks in northeast China and parts of Russian Federation, Mongolia, and North Korea
Solonker - porphyry copper
Paleozoic island- and continental arcs formed by Paleo-Asian ocean subduction beneath the North China craton, and Permo-Triassic rocks formed by collision of the North China and Tarim cratons with Eurasia
Qinling-Dabie - porphyry copper
Cambro-Ordovician island arc, Devonian continental-margin arc related to northward Paleo-Tethyan ocean subduction under North China, Qaidam, and Tarim Cratons, and Permo-Triassic rocks formed by collision of North China and Tarim cratons with Eurasia



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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 30
eq_mag_mb 6.3
focal_depth 23
total_deaths 242769
intensity 11
total_deaths_description 4
year 1976
eq_mag_ms 7.9
eq_mag_mw 7.5
id 4735
location_name CHINA:NE:TANGSHAN
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 242769
eq_primary 7.5
time 07-27-1976 T19:42:54
latitude 39.570
injuries 799000
total_injuries 799000
total_damage_millions_dollars 5600.000
total_injuries_description 4
longitude 117.980
country CHINA
deaths_description 4
injuries_description 4
damage_millions_dollars 5600.000

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