List of Strongest Earthquakes

Earthquakes are one thing which cannot be predicted and therefore whenever earthquakes happens there is always a element of shock in it, but some earthquakes are so strong that it leads to massive losses of life and property wherever these earthquakes takes place. Given below is the list of 10 strongest earthquakes which have happened so far –

  1. Valdivia Chile on May 22, 1960. The magnitude of this earthquake was 9.5.
  2. Prince William Sound, USA on March 27, 1964. The magnitude of this earthquake was 9.2.
  3. Sumatra, Indonesia and Thailand on December 26, 2004. The magnitude of this earthquake was 9.1.
  4. Kamchatka, Russia on November 4, 1952. The magnitude of this earthquake was 9.
  5. Sendai, Japan on March 11, 2011. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.9.
  6. Maule, Chile on February 27, 2010. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.8.
  7. Ecuador and Colombia on January 31, 1906. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.8.
  8. Sumatra, Indonesia on November 25, 1833. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.8.
  9. Pacific Ocean, Japan and USA on January 26, 1700. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.8.
  10. Rat Islands, Alaska, USA on February 4, 1965. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.7.
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