Ten Greatest and Worst Earthquakes Since 1900

Eunice Tan By Eunice Tan, 21st Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The magnutude, location, the date, and death toll of ten greatest and worst tsunami since year 1900.

Ten Greatest and Worst Earthquakes Since 1900

Ten Greatest and Worst Earthquakes Since 1900

1. Chile
Magnitude: 9.5
Date: 22 May 1960
Death toll: on or about 5,000 persons.


2. Alaska, United States of America
Magnitude: 9.2
Date: 28 March 1964
Death toll: on or about 125 persons.

3. Aceh, Indonesia
Magnitude: 9.1
Date: 26 December 2004
Death toll: on or about 297,000 persons
This earthquake, followed by tsunami is the worst in term of death toll.

4. Kamchatka, Russia
Magnitude: 9.0
Date: 4 November 1952
Death toll: ---

5. Honshu, Japan
Magnitude: 8.9 (some says as 9.0)
Date: 11 March 2011
Death toll: on or about 8,000 persons.
This earthquake was followed by tsunami.

6. Chile
Magnitude: 8.8
Date: 27 February 2010
Death toll: on or about 520 persons.

7. Ecuador
Magnitude: 8.8
Date: 31 January 1906
Death toll: on or about 1,000 persons.

8. Alaska, United States of America
Magnitude: 8.7
Date: 4 February 1965
Death toll: ---

9. Sumatera, Indonesia
Magnitude: 8,6
Date: 28 March 2005
Death toll: on or about 1,000 persons.

10. Tibet and India
Magnitude: 8,6
Date: 15 August 1950
Death toll: on or about 1,500 persons.


From above data (i.e. the big earthquakes happened in Chile on 1960 & 2010), we may conclude that the earthquake may happen again in same location (or the place near the old location), so be aware if you live in the area near above locations.

More reading:

He Experienced The Biggest Tsunamis in History Two Times

Quick Facts About Earthquake

Eight Guidance You May Use when Earthquake Happens Suddenly

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author avatar Humza
21st Mar 2011 (#)

thax alot for the horrifying info!

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