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1970 Tonghai earthquake

The 1970 Tonghai Earthquake happened at 010041 local Time on 5 january with a Moment Magnitude of 7. 1 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of X. The strike-slip Rupture occurred on the red River Fault which had not experienced an Earthquake above Magnitude 7 since 1700 and affected Tonghai County Yunnan Province China. At least 10,000 people were killed, making it one of the deadliest in its decade. The Tremor caused between Us $ 5 and $ 25 million in Damage, felt over an Area of 8,781 Km2. In Hanoi, North Vietnam, almost 483 Km from the Epicenter, Victims left their Homes as the Rupture rumbled through the City.


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