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  • Tangshan Earthquake Memorial
    Tangshan Earthquake Memorial
    by chewy3326
  • Tangshan- a new city
    Tangshan- a new city
    by Rupertlee
  • City of Tangshan
    City of Tangshan
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    by chewy3326 Written Oct 11, 2005

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    This is perhaps Tangshan's biggest tourist attraction (meaning about three and four foreign tourists come daily). The museum commemorates the city of Tangshan, its people, and the 1976 earthquake there that killed over 250,000 people. As the museum states, though the 7.8-magnitude earthquake obliterated the city and became the deadliest earthquake in the history of the world, the city has risen from its ashes and become more powerful than before. The museum is divided into six exhibits. The first exhibit explains Tangshan Shih and it's place on the map; the second and the third exhibits focus on the earthquake. The last three exhibits, all upstairs, are propaganda on Tangshan's importance in the world, and it's big business in coal mining, porcelain, hydroelectric power, and it's giant port (even though the neighboring port cities of Tianjin and Qinhuangdao are much larger than it). Despite the propaganda, it's a good place to spend two hours, but be sure you know how to read Chinese, since none of the exhibits are in English, and your Y5 will be wasted.)

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    by Rupertlee Updated May 3, 2005

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    This monument is built in 1986,ten years after the earthquake, to celebrate the people in this city fighting with the nature.

    The Great Tangshan Earthquake was happened in July 28, 1976. It is one of the largest earthquakes to hit the modern world in terms of the loss of life. According to official figures, the earthquake left 242,419 people dead. A further 164,581 people were recorded as being severely injured.

    The earthquake hit at 3:52 in the morning, lasting for around 15 seconds.It was 7.6 on the Richter scale.

    The picture was taken at dusk in Oct.,2000.

    The Anti-earthquake Monument
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    • Historical Travel
    • Study Abroad

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