|Origin time 7:50:33 UTC|
Depth 15 km (9 mi)
Total damage Extreme
|Magnitude 7.3 Mw|
Areas affected Republic of China
Date 25 August 1933
|Epicenter (Diexi, Mao County, Szechwan)|
Similar 1970 Tonghai earthquake, 1920 Haiyuan earthquake, 1966 Xingtai earthquake, 2014 Kangding earthquake, 2008 Damxung earthquake
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. The old town of Diexi sank into the landslide dam-created Diexi Lake.