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The Top Ten: Largest Earthquakes in the United States

The Top Ten


Largest Earthquakes in the United States


RankLocationDateMagnitude
1.Prince William Sound, AlaskaMarch 27, 19641.9.2
2.Andreanof Islands, AlaskaMarch 9, 19578.8
3.Rat Islands, AlaskaFeb. 4, 19658.7
4.East of Shumagin Islands, AlaskaNov. 10, 19388.3
Lituya Bay, AlaskaJuly 10, 19588.3
6.Yakutat Bay, AlaskaSept. 10, 18998.2
Near Cape Yakataga, AlaskaSept. 4, 18998.2
8.Andreanof Islands, AlaskaMay 7, 19868.0
9.New Madrid, MissouriFeb. 7, 18127.9
10.Fort Tejon, CaliforniaJan. 9, 18577.9
1. March 28, 03:36:14 UT (March 27, 5:36 P.M. local time)
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

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