The Top Ten: Largest Earthquakes Since 1900

The Top Ten


Largest Earthquakes Since 1900


RankLocationDateMagnitude
1.ChileMay 22, 19609.5
2.Prince William Sound, AlaskaMarch 28, 19649.2
3.Andreanof Islands, AlaskaMarch 9, 19579.1
4.KamchatkaNov. 4, 19529.0
5.Off western coast of Sumatra, IndonesiaDec. 26, 20049.0
6.Off the Coast of EcuadorJan. 31, 19068.8
7.Rat Islands, Aleutian IslandsFeb. 4, 19658.7
8.Northern Sumatra, IndonesiaMarch 28, 20058.7
9.India-China BorderAug. 15, 19508.6
10.KamchatkaFeb. 3, 19238.5
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

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