Haiyuan County, China (1920)
Haiyuan (Ningxia) was victimized by a destructive quake that measured by today’s standards an 8.5 magnitude. This disaster occurred on December 16th and is often referred to as the Gensu earthquake (at the time, Ningxia was part of the Gensu province).
Landslides and ground cracks ripped through the epicenter and between 200,000-240,000 people died with tens of thousands more injured. Another chinese earthquake and the fourth deadliest quake on record. 3