1933 Diexi earthquake

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1933 Diexi earthquake
1933 Diexi earthquake is located in China
1933 Diexi earthquake
UTC time 1933-08-25 07:50:32
ISC event 905779
USGS-ANSS ComCat
Local date August 25, 1933 (1933-08-25)
Local time 15:50:32
Magnitude 7.3 Mw [1]
Depth 15 km (9 mi) [1]
Epicenter 32°01′N 103°41′E / 32.01°N 103.68°E / 32.01; 103.68Coordinates: 32°01′N 103°41′E / 32.01°N 103.68°E / 32.01; 103.68 [1]
(Diexi, Mao County, Szechwan)
Areas affected Republic of China
Total damage Extreme [2]
Max. intensity X (Extreme) [2]
Casualties 6,865–9,300 dead [3]
1,925 injured [3]

The 1933 Diexi earthquake occurred in Diexi, Mao County, Szechwan, Republic of China on August 25 with a moment magnitude of 7.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). With up to 9,300 killed, this was the deadliest earthquake of 1933.

This earthquake destroyed the town of Diexi and surrounding villages, and caused many landslides, and killed about 9,000 people.[4] The old town of Diexi sank into the landslide dam-created Diexi Lake.

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