16/12/1920 Haiyuan earthquake in China kills over 270,000 people
Weather History: 1920 Haiyuan Earthquake
The earthquake hit at 20:05:53 Beijing time, reportedly 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, followed by a series of aftershocks for three years. Over 73,000 people were killed in Haiyuan County. A landslide buried the village of Sujiahe in Xiji County. More than 30,000 people were killed in Guyuan County.