Tangshan, China (1976 Earthquake)
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The 1976 Tangshan Earthquake occurred at 03:42:56 a.m. on July 28, 1976 (local time). The epicenter was on Jixiang Road, Lunan District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, China (Figure 1); geographic coordinates is 39.63°N 118.18°E. The focal depth was about 11 km. The sequence of the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake included five major events: two of magnitude >Ms 7, and three between Ms 6 and Ms 7. The Main seismic parameters of Tangshan Earthquake are as shown in Table 1, and the statistics of the earthquake sequence is in Table 2.
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