The Top 10 Biggest Earthquakes In History

By - Manjeet Kumar

1960 Valdivia Earthquake

 Magnitude 9.5, occurred in Chile. Cause-  tsunamis in Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, and other distant coastal areas. 1,000 to 6,000 people are believed to have died as a result of the earthquake and tsunamis.

1964 Alaska Earthquake

 Magnitude 9.2, occurred in Alaska. The earthquake caused a tsunami that affected the coast of Alaska, British Columbia, California, and Oregon. The tsunami caused 128 deaths.

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake And tsunami

 Magnitude 9.1, occurred off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed an estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries.

1952 Kamchatka earthquakes

Magnitude 9.0, occurred in the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. The earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused damage and loss of life in Kamchatka, the Kuril Islands, and Hawaii.

2011 Tōhoku Earthquake

Magnitude 9.0, occurred off the east coast of Honshu, Japan. The earthquake and the resulting tsunami caused widespread damage and loss of life in Japan.

1700 Cascadia earthquake

Magnitude 8.7-9.2, occurred off the west coast of North America. The earthquake caused a tsunami that affected the coast of North America and Japan.

1965 Rat Islands Earthquake

Magnitude 8.7, occurred in the Rat Islands, Alaska. The earthquake caused a tsunami that affected the coast of Alaska and Hawaii.

1730 Valparaiso earthquake

 Magnitude 8.7, occurred in Valparaiso, Chile. The earthquake caused extensive damage and loss of life in Chile.

1906 Ecuador-Colombia earthquake

Magnitude 8.8, occurred in the border region between Ecuador and Colombia. The earthquake caused extensive damage and loss of life in Ecuador and Colombia.

2010 Chile earthquake

1. Magnitude 8.8, occurred off the coast of Chile. The earthquake caused extensive damage and loss of life in Chile.