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Posted: 3/15/2011 7:48:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 12:40:52 PM EST by sam1chlt]
Killed over 200k people. I was a kid back then so it really wasn't up there in my interests, but I was shocked to read about that today while doing a bit of research on earthquakes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Tangshan_earthquake
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:53:37 AM EST
I was 6.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:54:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I was 6.


Ditto.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:55:23 AM EST
I was 1
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 8:02:23 AM EST
I was 13.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 8:05:29 AM EST
I was -2. Don't remember a thing.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 8:12:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By DonS:
I was 13.



Me too.
Don't remember a thing, but that was a very traumatic summer in my family.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 12:38:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 12:39:51 PM EST by sam1chlt]
What I found interesting is that the quake in 76 isn't even on the same scale as the ones in recent years as far as deaths are concerned........thank God.

The media are saying the death toll in Japan could go over 10k, but the one that hit China in 76 took out over 200k. That's a lot of people to get my mind around.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 12:52:39 PM EST
We were too busy celebrating the bicenntinel to notice much

China was still pretty closed off then as well
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 12:55:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I was 6.

i was -7

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 12:56:21 PM EST
I remember. It seems like China downplayed it quite a bit until they realized the magnitude of the devastation and by then it was too late to really help anyone.

But I was 12 so that might not be right.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:05:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By sam1chlt:
Killed over 200k people. I was a kid back then so it really wasn't up there in my interests, but I was shocked to read about that today while doing a bit of research on earthquakes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Tangshan_earthquake


I was 9........and you have to remember they were bad Commies back then fresh from actively
supporting North Vietnam and sending combat advisers to help them fight us.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:10:48 PM EST
That 200k is a big number to us, but to the Chinese, it's nothing, I think they produce 200 million new babies a year
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