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Lushan County, Sichuan
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 芦山县
 • Pinyin Lúshān Xiàn
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Ya'an
 • Total 1,364 km2 (527 sq mi)
Population (2010) 109,029
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 625600
Area code(s) 0835

Lushan County, Sichuan is a county of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Ya'an city.

Historical Monuments[edit]

An ancient monument, located in Lushan County and dating to 205 AD of the Eastern Han Dynasty, is the remains of the mausoleum of Fan Min (樊敏).[1][2] It is known as "Fan Min's Gate Towers and Sculptures" (樊敏阙及石刻), and, according to the archaeologist Chêng Tê-k'un (1957), includes the earliest extant full-size tortoise-born stele.[3] The stele has rounded top with a dragon design in low relief - a precursor to the "two intertwined dragons" design that was very common on such steles even in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, over a thousand years later.[3]

2013 earthquake[edit]

The earthquake was centered in the district and causing more than 100 deaths and property damage directly and indirectly by the quake and by landslides. In an immediate response, the People's Liberation Army sent about 8,000 soldiers to the impact site, as well as 1,400 provincial rescue workers and 120 support vehicles.

Earthquakes with a higher than 5
Date Hour
Latitude Longitude Depth
April 20, 2013 12:02 am 6.6 30.284°N 102.956°E 12.3 km[4]
April 20, 2013 1:11 am 5.0 30.218°N 102.876°E 10 km[4]
April 20, 2013 1:37 am 5.1 30.283°N 103.001°E 12 km[4]
April 20, 2013 3:34 am 5.1 30.181°N 102.928°E 12.3 km[4]
April 20, 2013 8:53 pm 5.2 30.328°N 103.071°E 9.8 km[4]
April 21, 2013 3:59 am 5.0 30.209°N 103.032°E 12.2 km[4]
April 21, 2013 9:05 am 5.2 30.328°N 102.993°E 9.4 km[4]



  1. ^ Segalen 1995, pp. 68–69
  2. ^ Harrist, Robert E. (2008), The landscape of words: stone inscriptions from early and medieval China, University of Washington Press, p. 72  (snippet view only on Google Books)
  3. ^ a b Chêng, Tê-kun (1957), Archaeological studies in Szechwan, Cambridge University Press, p. 144 . The author's name would be spelled Zheng Dekun in Pinyin.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "M6.6 - 56km WSW of Linqiong, China". Earthquake.usgs.cgov. USGS. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 


Coordinates: 30°08′39″N 102°55′41″E / 30.14417°N 102.92806°E / 30.14417; 102.92806


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