Natural Disasters, January 5

1970       Tohghai earthquake, the 7.1 Mw earthquake shook Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X, which is extreme. Between 10,000 and 15,621 people were killed.

1974       earthquake in Peru kills six

1974       Although not a natural disaster, the warmest reliable measured temperature below the Antarctic Circle of +59 F or +15 C was recorded at Vanda Station.

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