Country: China
Date (local): January 23, 1556, morning[1]
Magnitude: 8.0 Mw
Epicenter coordinates: 34.50°N, 109.30°E
Epicenter location: Shaanxi province
Type: spreading zone
regions affected:
Tectonic plates: Eurasian Plate, Yangtze Plate
Article: Shaanxi earthquake 1556
Casualties: 820,000 - 830,000 (est.)


  1. International Association of Engineering Geology International Congress. Proceedings. [1990] (1990). ISBN 906191664X.

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