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Largest earthquakes by magnitude

Pos. Date Location Magnitude
1 May 22, 1960 Valdiviamarker, Chilemarker (see: 1960 Valdivia earthquakemarker) 9.5
2 December 26, 2004 Off west coast of northern Sumatramarker, Indonesiamarker (see: 2004 Indian Ocean earthquakemarker) 9.3
3 March 27, 1964 Prince William Soundmarker, Alaskamarker, USAmarker (see: 1964 Alaska earthquake) 9.2
4 November 4, 1952 Kamchatkamarker, USSRmarker (see: Kamchatka earthquakes) 9.0
5 January 26, 1700 Cascadia subduction zone (see: 1700 Cascadia earthquake) ~9
6 January 31, 1906 Colombiamarker-Ecuadormarker 8.8
7 February 4, 1965 Rat Islands, Alaskamarker, USAmarker 8.7
8 November 25, 1833 Sumatramarker, Indonesiamarker (see: 1833 Sumatra earthquakemarker) 8.8-9.2
9 November 1, 1755 Lisbonmarker, Kingdom of Portugal (see: 1755 Lisbon earthquakemarker) ~8.7
10 March 28, 2005 Sumatramarker, Indonesiamarker 8.6-8.7*
11 March 9, 1957 Andreanof Islandsmarker, Alaskamarker, USAmarker (see: 1957 Andreanof Islands earthquakemarker) 8.6
12 December 16, 1920 Ningxia-Gansumarker, Chinamarker 8.6
13 August 15, 1950 Assammarker-Tibet, Chinamarker 8.6
14 December 16, 1575 Valdiviamarker, Kingdom of Chile 8.5
15 September 12, 2007 Sumatramarker, Indonesiamarker 8.5
16 October 16, 1737 Kamchatkamarker, Russian Empiremarker (see: Kamchatka earthquakes) ~8.3


* Scientists have not yet agreed on an official magnitude.

Deadliest earthquakes on record

Rank Name Date Location Fatalities Magnitude Comments
1 "Shaanxi"marker January 23, 1556 Shaanximarker, Chinamarker 830,000 8.0 Death toll skyrocketed in China
2 "Tangshan" July 28, 1976 Tangshanmarker, Chinamarker 255,000 (official) 7.5 Estimated death toll as high as 655,000.
3 "Indian Ocean"marker December 26, 2004 Off West coast of Northern Sumatramarker, Indonesiamarker ~230,210 dead and missing 9.3 Deaths from earthquake and tsunami.
4 "Aleppo" October 11, 1138 Aleppomarker, Syriamarker 230,000 8.5 Death toll disputed as first mention of 230,000 dead was in the 15th century.
5 "Damghan" December 22, 856 Damghanmarker, Iranmarker 200,000
"Gansumarker" December 16, 1920 Ningxia-Gansumarker, Chinamarker 200,000 - 240,000 7.8 or 8.5 Major fractures, landslides.
7 "Ardabil" March 23, 893+ Ardabilmarker, Iranmarker 150,000
8 "Great Kantōmarker" September 1, 1923 Kantō region, Japanmarker 143,000 7.9 Great Tokyo fire.
9 "Ashgabat" October 6, 1948 Ashgabatmarker, Turkmenistanmarker 110,000 7.3
10 "Kashmir" October 8, 2005 N.W.F.Pmarker and Kashmir, Pakistan 100,000 (estimated), 80,000 (official) 7.6 or 7.8 3.5 million people homeless, 100,000 feared dead
Source: USGS [20748]



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