List of largest earthquakes in the world

Earthquakes are a nightmare to the Peoples on Earth that creates the huge impact on Earth’s surface and sometimes the earthquakes occur beneath the Ocean that causes huge waves popularly called ‘Tsunami’ that damages Coastlines. Commonly the effects of Earthquake include Shaking and ground rupture, Landslides and avalanches, Fires, Soil liquefaction, Tsunami, Floods, Human impacts, these are not limited. The Most deadly earthquakes in History happened on 23 January 1556 in Shaanxi Province in China, more than 830,000 lives lost. The Shaanxi is conceived to be the biggest earthquake by death.

The Indian Ocean (Year 2004) and Haiti (Year 2010) Earthquakes are the Major quakes in the decade. Earthquakes can induce the biggest loss of life, while herculean, were deadly due to their proximity to either heavily populated areas (Urban Areas). The Earthquakes are rare but most powerful that occur the great loss of life in Urban Areas and Earthquakes often create Flood, Tsunami that can abandon the islands and coastlines. We have listed in 2 Types of Largest Earthquakes based by magnitude and fatalities.

Earthquake China 2008

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The Following list of Largest Earthquake in the World by Magnitude.

Rank
Name of Earthquake
Date
Magnitude
Location
11960 Valdivia earthquake 22-May-19609.5Valdivia, Chile
21964 Alaska earthquake 27-Mar-19649.2Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA
32004 Indian Ocean earthquake 26-Dec-20049.1–9.3Indian Ocean, Sumatra, Indonesia
41952 Kamchatka earthquakes 4-Nov-19529.0Kamchatka, Russia
52011 Tōhoku earthquake 11-Mar-20119Pacific Ocean, Tohoku region, Japan
61615 Arica earthquake September 16, 16158.8 (est.)Arica, Chile, Spain
71833 Sumatra earthquake November 25, 18338.8–9.2 (est.)Sumatra, Indonesia
81906 Ecuador-Colombia earthquake 31-Jan-20068.8Ecuador, Colombia
92010 Chile earthquake 27-Feb-20108.8Maule, Chile
101700 Cascadia earthquake January 26, 17008.7–9.2 (est.)Pacific Ocean, USA and Canada
111730 Valparaiso earthquake July 8, 17308.7 (est.)Valparaiso, Chile
121755 Lisbon earthquake November 1, 17558.7 (est.)Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, Portugal
131965 Rat Islands earthquake 4-Feb-19658.7Rat Islands, Alaska, USA
14869 Sanriku earthquake July 9, 8698.6 (est.)Pacific Ocean, Tohoku region, Japan
151498 Meiō Nankaidō earthquake September 20, 14988.6 (est.)Pacific Ocean, Nankai Trough, Japan
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