The July 27, 1976 Tangshan, China earthquake—A complex sequence of intraplate events

  title={The July 27, 1976 Tangshan, China earthquake—A complex sequence of intraplate events},
  author={Rhett Butler and Gordon S. Stewart and Hiroo Kanamori},
  journal={Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America},
The Tangshan earthquake (Ms = 7.7), of July 27, 1976 and its principal aftershock (Ms = 7.2), which occurred 15 hr following the main event, resulted in the loss of life of over 650,000 persons in northeast China. This is the second greatest earthquake disaster in recorded history, following the 1556 Shensi Province, Chinese earthquake in which at least 830,000 persons lost their lives. Detailed analyses of the teleseismic surface waves and body waves are made for the Tangshan event. The… 

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