1290 Chihli earthquake

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1290 Chihli earthquake
1290 Chihli earthquake is located in China
1290 Chihli earthquake
Date September 27, 1290 (1290-09-27)
Magnitude 6.8 Ms
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Areas affected Yuan dynasty
Total damage Severe[1]
Max. intensity IX (Violent)[1]
Casualties 7,270–100,000[1]

The 1290 Chihli earthquake occurred on 27 September with an epicenter near Ningcheng, Inner Mongolia, Yuan dynasty. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 6.8 and a maximum felt intensity of IX (violent) on the mercalli intensity scale. One estimate places the death toll at 7,270, while another has it at 100,000.


The earthquake destroyed 480 storehouses and countless houses in Ningcheng. Changping, Hejian, Renqiu, Xiongxian, Baoding, Yixian and Baixiang were also affected.[1] It severely damaged the Fengguo Temple in Yixian.[2]


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  2. Steinhardt, N.S. (1997). Liao architecture. University of Hawaii Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-8248-1843-2. Retrieved 1 November 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>