List Strongest Earthquakes in the World Ever Recorded

According to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the latest earthquake in Japan (read the story here) that listed at 8.9 magnitude is the 5th strongest earthquake in the world that has been recorded since 1900.

Below is the list of the top strongest earthquake:

Rank – Date/UTC/ Time - Magnitude – Region
1. 1960-05-22 19:11 – 9.5 – Chile
2. 1964-03-28 03:36 – 9.2 – Prince William Sound, Alaska
3. 2004-12-26 00:58 – 9.1 – off the west coast of northern Sumatra
4. 1952-11-04 16:58 – 9.0 – Kamchatka, Russia
5. 2011-03-11 05:46:23 – 8.9 – Honshu, Japan
6. 2010-02-27 06:34:14 – 8.8 – Offshore Maule, Chile
7. 1906-01-31 15:36 – 8.8 – Colombia-Ecuador
8. 1965-02-04 05:01 – 8.7 – Rat Islands, Alaska
9. 2005-03-28 16:09 – 8.6 – Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
10. 1957-03-09 14:22 – 8.6 – Andreanof Islands, Alaska
11. 1950-08-15 14:09 – 8.6 – Assam-Tibet
12. 2007-09-12 11:10:26 – 8.5 – Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
13. 1963-10-13 05:17 – 8.5 – Kuril Islands
14. 1938-02-01 19:04 – 8.5 – Banda Sea
15. 1923-02-03 16:01 – 8.5 – Kamchatka
16. 1922-11-11 04:32 – 8.5 – Chile-Argentina Border
17. 2001-06-23 20:33 – 8.4 – near the coast of southern Peru
18. 1933-03-02 17:31 – 8.4 – Sanriku, Japan
19. 1917-06-26 05:49 – 8.4 – Tonga
20. 1905-07-23 02:46 – 8.4 – central Mongolia
21. 1905-07-09 09:40 – 8.4 – Mongolia

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