The Earliest Records
Mo-tse, the Great Philosopher
The State Chronicles of Lu Kingdom
The Biography of Zhang Heng
Unofficial History of Nanzhao
Earthquake Records by Qin Keda
Emperor Kangxi's (Qing Dynasty) Instructions on Earthquakes
Imperial Works by Emperor Kangshi
Pu Songling, the Great Novelist
A Memorial to the Throne
The Merits and Virtues Inscriptions about Earthquakes in Chinese and Tibetan
The Tablet Inscriptions of the Buddha Temple
Earthquake Records of Yi Nationality
Letters in Earthquakes
China Red Cross Provided Relief to the Earthquake Victims in the U.S and Japan 
The First Modern Earthquake Observation Station in China
Textual Research of Earthquakes in Yunnant
Premier Zhou Enlai Inspected the Earthquake Stricken Areas



All Kinds of Earth Light

Records on the Bamboo

20 Examples of Rescue

Seismic Belts in China

Ground Deformation

Calling of Apes

Key Points for Escape

When Pressed Down


Earthquake Records by Qin Keda

  In January 23, 1556, an earthquake of 8 magnitudes happened in Hua County of Shanxi. Cracks appeared in the plateaus and the plains, water and sands gushed out from underground. The city walls, temples, official dwelling places and houses of common inhabitants were all destroyed. More than 830000 people were pressed flat and it was the earthquake that killed the most people in the history of China. 

Earthquake Records by Qin Keda

  Qin Keda, a scholar who won in the highest imperial examinations, survived this earthquake, He not only recorded the complete process of the earthquake, he also got some conclusion from the earthquake. He concluded that ^at the very beginning of the earthquake, people indoors should not go out immediately. Just crouch down and wait for chances. Even if the nest is collapsed, some eggs in it may still be kept intact ̄. Such experiences for surviving an earthquake have even maintained practical significance till now.





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