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    Gulang (Gansu) earthquake, 1927

    The Gansu Earthquake of 1927 began at approximately 4am on the 23rd of May in Gulang County, which sits astride the Silk Road in China’s Northwest.[1] The initial tremors reached a magnitude of 7.6, and successive aftershocks continued for up to three weeks.[2] The nearby cities of Liangzhou, Ningxia, and Lanzhou were directly affected, and it is estimated that more than 40,000 people died.[3] [3] Continue reading