List of earthquakes in Sichuan

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This is a list of earthquakes occurring in Sichuan province. For the recent devastating earthquake with epicentre in Wenchuan county, see 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

The Sichuan province of China has seen many earthquakes the most recent of which occurred in 2013.

Earthquakes with magnitude of 7.0 or greater[edit]

Name Magnitude/Ms Date Epicenter Cause
1st 1786 Garzê earthquake 7.8 1 June 1786 Dardo (康定縣) and Luding County (瀘定縣)
2nd 1786 Garzê earthquake 7.0 10 June 1786 Luding County (瀘定縣) in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (甘孜藏族自治州)
1816 Luhuo Earthquake 7.5 1816 Luhuo County (爐霍縣) in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (甘孜藏族自治州)
Xichang earthquake 7.5 1850 Xichang (西昌市) in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Region (涼山彝族自治州)
1933 Diexi earthquake 7.5 1933 Diexi, Mao County (茂縣)
1955 Dardo Zheduo earthquake 7.5 1955 Dardo (康定縣) and Zheduo Dyke (折多塘)
1955 Kangding earthquake 7.5 1955 Dardo (康定縣)
1973 Luhuo earthquake 7.9 1973 Luhuo County (爐霍縣)
1976 Songpan-Pingwu earthquake 7.2 1976 Songpan County (松潘縣) and Pingwu County (平武縣)
2008 Sichuan earthquake 8.0 12 May 2008 Wenchuan County (汶川縣) Longmenshan Fault
2013 Ya'an earthquake 7.0 20 April 2013 Ya'an (雅安市) Longmenshan Fault
Earthquake damage in Beichuan

Earthquakes registering magnitudes between 6.0 and 6.9[edit]

Name Magnitude/Ms Date Epicenter Cause
Mabian earthquake 6.0 1935 Leshan (樂山市) in the Mabian Yi Autonomous County (馬邊彝族自治縣)
Huili earthquake 6.75 1955 Huili County (會理縣) and Yuzha Township (魚鮓鄉)
1975 Dardo Jiulong earthquake 6.2 1975 Dardo (康定縣) and Jiulong County (爐霍縣)
1981 Dawu earthquake 6.9 1981 Dawu County (道孚縣)
Garzê earthquake 6.0 1982 Garzê County (甘孜縣)
Batang earthquake 6.7 1989 Batang County (巴塘縣)
Yajiang earthquake 6.0 2001 Yajiang County (雅江縣)
2008 Panzhihua earthquake 6.1 30 August 2008 Panzhihua (攀枝花市)