Ruins of the Hongdong Earthquake(1303)
Date : September 25, 1303
Epicenter: Zhaocheng and Hongdong of Shanxi Province
Cracks occurred in Ganying
Temple of Quhuo
Taiyuan and Pingyang suffered the most loss. More than 100 thousand
official and civilian houses were damaged. Mountains were destroyed and cities were
removed. The cracks on the ground surface were changed into channels. The Lize Channels
penetrating Zhaocheng, Hongdong and Linfen were destroyed. More than 200 thousand people
were pressed flat and several hundred thousand were injured.
In Zhaozheng: The loss was particularly serious in this county. The wall of the
temple school and the Nvwa Temple were destroyed. The Dongwu pavilion
of Cahngchun temple
was completely destroyed. The temple turned into hollow space.
In Hongdong: The lower part of the Guangshang Temple was almost completely destroyed.
The temple of the city god was also destroyed. Both the two temples were
after the earthquake.
In Huo County: The official and civilian buildings were all ruined and nothing was
left. The official building, the school, the Guangshun temple and
the Fuchang temple all
The temple of Emperor Yao
"It was quite unfortunate that an earthquake happened in August 6. Pingyang and
Taiyuan were both leveled to the ground. More than 100 thousand people were pressed
flat. The temples and figures of gods were all destroyed. The gate of the village was
damaged. Someone suggested reconstructing it. The work was completed in March 21 of the
next year. The wood engraving would be carried out by Deng Junzhang and Guo Bei of our