Haicheng, Liaoning


Haicheng, Liaoning

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subdivision_name1 = Liaoning
subdivision_type2 = Prefecture
subdivision_name2 = Anshan
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Haicheng (zh-stp |t=海城 |s=海城 |p=Hǎichéng) is a county-level city of Anshan City, Liaoning Province, in the People's Republic of China. It is located about 200 kilometers from Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province.

Haicheng has an area of 2,734 square kilometers and a population of 1,130,000. [zh [http://www.haicheng.gov.cn/gov-zghc/ Profile of Haicheng] , official website of Haicheng Government, visited on May 23, 2008.]

Administrative divisions

Haicheng has 4 subdistricts and 23 towns: [cite web|url=http://www.xzqh.org/QUHUA/21ln/0381hc.htm |title=Profile of Haicheng| publisher=|date=|accessdate=2008-06-19|language=Chinese ]

*Subdistricts:
**Haizhou (海州街道)
**Xinghai (兴海街道)
**Xiangtang (响堂街道)
**Dongsi (东四街道)
*Towns:
**Gushan (孤山镇)
**Chagou (岔沟镇)
**Jiewen (接文镇)
**Ximu (析木镇)
**Mafeng (马风镇)
**Pailou (牌楼镇)
**Bali (八里镇)
**Maoqi (毛祁镇)
**Yingluo (英落镇)
**Ganwang (感王镇)
**Xiliu (西柳镇)
**Zhongxiao (中小镇)
**Wangshi (王石镇)
**Nantai (南台镇)
**Ganquan (甘泉镇)
**Datun (大屯镇)
**Teng'ao (腾鳌镇)
**Gengzhuang (耿庄镇)
**Niuzhuang (牛庄镇)
**Xisi (西四镇)
**Wangtai (望台镇)
**Wenxiang (温香镇)
**Gaotuo (高坨镇)

Haicheng Earthquake of 1975

On February 4, 1975, an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale hit the city of Haicheng, which at the time had approximately 1 million residents. However, seismologists sent out warnings about this earthquake a day earlier and ordered evacuations (unusual animal behaviour also contributed to the successful evacuation 5 1/2 hours before the event). Because of this correct prediction, many lives were saved. This was the first successful earthquake prediction in history. Further aiding the prediction, cats and other animals are also said to have acted strangely in the days leading up to the earthquake. There are some questions as to the vailidity and accuracy of these reports, which are discussed in detail in the Haicheng Earthquake Prediction link below.

ee also

*Earthquake prediction
*Anshan
*Liaoning

References

External links

* [http://www.haicheng.gov.cn/ Haicheng Government Official Website]
* [http://quake.exit.com/A010720.html The Haicheng Earthquake & its prediction]


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