List of 10 Largest Earthquake in The World

After the magnitude 8.7 earthquake that rocked Aceh, North Sumatra, and Padang, 12 April 2012 and then, here are the 10 strongest earthquakes ever recorded since 1900 until now.

After the magnitude 8.7 earthquake that rocked Aceh, North Sumatra, and Padang, 12 April 2012 and then, here are the 10 strongest earthquakes ever recorded since 1900 until now.

May 22, 1960 – Chile, magnitude 9.5 on the Richter Scale shook Santiago and Concepcion, causing sea waves and volcanic explosions. Around 5000 people were killed and 2 million people homeless.

March 28, 1964 – Alaska, earthquake and tsunami that followed killed 125 people and caused $ 310 million loss. This magnitude 9.2 earthquake scale attack western Alaska and the Yukon Territory and British Columbia in Canada.

26 December 2004 – Indonesia, 9.1 magnitude earthquake strike the coast of Aceh province in Indonesia, causing a tsunami that killed 226 thousand people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and nine other countries.

4 November 1952 – Russia, the earthquake caused a tsunami that SR 9 reaches the Hawaiian Islands. There were no casualties in this earthquake.

March 11, 2011 – Japan, the Japanese attacked the magnitude 9 earthquake, causing many casualties. U.S. Geological Survey to verify the earthquake is located at a depth of 24.3 km and its center at 130.3 km east of Sendai, on the island of Honshu.

This is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan. The tsunami was triggered after the worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. More than 15 thousand people were killed by a combination of earthquake and tsunami.

Philippines, Taiwan, and Indonesia issued a tsunami warning. Tsunami warnings from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reaches Colombia and Peru.

February 27, 2010 – Chile, the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami killed 500 people and caused $ 30 billion in damage, destroying hundreds of thousands of houses and destroyed roads, highways and bridges.

January 31, 1906 – Ecuador, the 8.8 magnitude earthquake strike the coast of Ecuador and Colombia, causing a tsunami that killed 1,000 people. Feel the vibrations along the coast of Central America and even to San Francisco and west of Japan.

11 April 2012 – 8.7 magnitude earthquake strike Aceh, 495.6 km from southwest of Banda Aceh. Tremors felt as far as Singapore, Thailand, and India.

February 4, 1965 – Alaska, 8.7 magnitude earthquake generates a tsunami that reached 10.7 meters high on Shemya Island.

March 28, 2005 – 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Nias, Sumatra kills 1300 people.

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