The Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976 lasted only fifteen seconds but was one of the worst natural disasters of all time. The earthquake, possibly the deadliest in recorded history depending on the source consulted—the central government did not release death toll figures for three years—is considered symbolic of the end of Mao’s era in Chinese history.

The Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976 killed 255,000 people and injured more than 160,000 in the

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:15-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Event, Event, Geography, History|Comments Off on Tangshan Earthquake, Great (Tángshān Dà Dìzhèn 唐山大地震)|Tángshān Dà Dìzhèn 唐山大地震 (Tangshan Earthquake, Great)

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