China's earthquakes

A date-line on China's deadliest earthquakes.

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June 24, 2012

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 hits a mountainous area on the border of China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, killing at least four

May 12, 2008

A 8.0-magnitude quake strikes the southwestern province of Sichuan, leaving nearly 87,000 dead or missing. Another 4.45 million are injured in the worst quake disaster to hit China in more than three decades.

December 26, 1932

An 7.6-magnitude earthquake kills 70,000 people in the north-western province of Gansu.

December 16, 1920

An earthquake measuring 8.5 in Gansu kills 230,000 people.

January 23, 1556

The deadliest earthquake on record, killing approximately 830,000 people. More than 97 counties in the provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui were affected