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The Merits and Virtues Inscriptions about Earthquakes in Chinese and Tibetan

At Batang in the 10th year under Emperor Tongzhi in Qing Dynasty (1871)
By Officer Luozong Wangdeng

The Merits and Virtues Inscriptions about Earthquakes in Chinese and Tibetan

  It was March 11 in the 9th year under Emperor Tongzhi in Qing Dynasty (1870) when an earthquake of 7.5 magnitudes happened. With a loud explosive, hundreds of houses were ruined in a second. All mansions, temples, storehouses, forts and residential buildings collapsed. Later on, a fire arose and spread quickly. Houses were burned down. Thousands of Han soldiers and Lamas were buried. Everything collapsed and were ruined to the ground. The ground changed quickly, either became a deep hole or a cliff like gap. The road was split by a 19 miles long gap, one to three feet wide with a deviation of three to six feet. The Batang area was damaged most severely and the damage also cover from Samla to Bachage Mountain up and down to KoKo Mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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