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The Top Ten: Largest Earthquakes in the United States

The Top Ten


Largest Earthquakes in the United States


Rank Location Date Magnitude
1. Prince William Sound, Alaska March 27, 19641. 9.2
2. Andreanof Islands, Alaska March 9, 1957 8.8
3. Rat Islands, Alaska Feb. 4, 1965 8.7
4. East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska Nov. 10, 1938 8.3
Lituya Bay, Alaska July 10, 1958 8.3
6. Yakutat Bay, Alaska Sept. 10, 1899 8.2
Near Cape Yakataga, Alaska Sept. 4, 1899 8.2
8. Andreanof Islands, Alaska May 7, 1986 8.0
9. New Madrid, Missouri Feb. 7, 1812 7.9
10. Fort Tejon, California Jan. 9, 1857 7.9
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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