On June 6, 1976 an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in Horinger Xian, Nei Monggol Zizhiqu of China (40°14′N, 112°12′E), located in the piedment tectonic zone of Yinshan-Yanshan (Mountains) in the northern’ part of North China faulted block. The seismicity as observed recently in this tectonic zone has clearly become more and more intensive. The earthquake area falls in an intersection of NE-trending Xindianzi-Liangcheng fault belt and NW-trending Heilaoyao-Shahukou fault belt with NNE-trending Jiucaizhuang-Haolaigou foundatioiial fault. The intensively neotectonic activity in this area resulted from superimposed effect of NW running newly formed uprise and the differential movement of NE running fault. Besides, the area studied is also characterized by distinctive differential motion of faulted block. Within the recent compressive stress field with NEE strike the "locking" of tectonic intersection leads to rapid stress accumulation on the NNE-trending foundational fault and shearing fracture resulting in the occurrence of the earthquake under unvestigation.
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. A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF SEISMO-GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS IN HORINGER REGION[J]. Chinese Journal of Geology, 1978, 13(2): 174-182.