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List of the World's Largest Earthquakes

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Ever wonder where the world's largest earthquake took place? Check out our list from the USGS national Earthquake Information Center:

Location / Date / Magnitude

1. Chile - 5/22/1960 - 9.5 magnitude

2. Prince William Sound, Alaska – 3/28/ 1964 - 9.2 magnitude

3. Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra – 12/26/2004 - 9.1 magnitude

4. Kamchatka  - 11/4/1952 - 9.0 magnitude

5. Offshore Maule, Chile  - 2/27/2010 - 8.8 magnitude

6. Off the Coast of Ecuador  - 1/31/1906 - 8.8 magnitude

7. Rat Islands, Alaska  - 2/4/1965 - 8.7 magnitude

8. Northern Sumatra, Indonesia  - 3/28/2005 -  8.6 magnitude

9. Assam - Tibet  - 8/15/1950 - 8.6 magnitude

10. Andreanof Islands, Alaska – 3/9/ 1957 - 8.6 magnitude

11. Southern Sumatra, Indonesia  - 9/12/2007 - 8.5 magnitude

12. Banda Sea, Indonesia  - 2/1/1938 - 8.5 -magnitude

13. Kamchatka  - 2/3/1923 - 8.5 magnitude

14. Chile-Argentina Border  - 11/11/1922 - 8.5 magnitude

15. Kuril Islands – 10/13/1963 - 8.5 magnitude

 

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