1933 Diexi earthquake

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1933 Diexi earthquake
2008 Sichuan earthquake map no labels.svg
Date August 25, 1933 (1933-08-25)
Magnitude 7.5 Ms
Epicenter 32°00′N 103°42′E / 32.0°N 103.7°E / 32.0; 103.7
(Diexi, Mao County, Szechwan)
Areas affected Republic of China
Tsunami None
Casualties about 9,000 killed

The 1933 Diexi earthquake occurred in Diexi, Mao County, Szechwan, Republic of China on August 25, 1933.

This earthquake destroyed the town of Diexi and surrounding villages, and caused many landslides, and killed about 9,000 people.[1] The old town of Diexi sank into the landslide dam-created Diexi Lake.

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