Daily Archives: January 23, 2012

Today in History: 23 January 1556

China: Shaanxi Earthquake

On this day in 1556, one of the deadliest earthquakes in history struck Shaanxi in China. The Shaanxi Earthquake of 1556 killed some 830 000 people. Almost 60% of the population was killed in some areas affected by the quake.

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