Largest earthquakes by magnitude

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Largest Earthquakes by Magnitude

Magnitude of the Earthquakes
Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 Valdivia, Chile Prince William Sound, USA Sumatra, Indonesia Kamchatka, Russia Africa, Chile Cascadia Zone, USAMay 22, 1960 March 27, 1964 December 26, 2004 November 4, 1952 August 13, 1868 January 26, 1700 Date Magnitude 9.5 9.2 9.1 9 9 9

7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Maule, Chile
Ecuador, Colombia Sumatra,Indonesia Rat Islands, Alaska Lisbon, Portugal Valparaiso, Chile Sumatra, Indonesia Kuril Islands, Russia Banda Sea, Indonesia

February 27, 2010
January 31, 1906 November 25, 1833 February 4, 1965November 1, 1755 July 8, 1730 March 28, 2005 October 13, 1963 February 1, 1958

8.8
8.8 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.5

16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Kamchatka, Russia
Atacama, Chile Concepcion,Chile Lima, Peru Valdivia, Chile Andreanof, Alaska Asam, India Tibet, China Sumatra, Indonesia

February 3, 1923
November 11, 1922 May 24, 1751 October 26, 1687 December 16, 1575 March 9, 1957 August15, 1950 September 12, 2007

8.5
8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.5

23 Earthquakes on a World Map

10 4, 16 21 2 6 11 22

14

3, 9, 13, 23

8

15
19 1, 5, 7, 12, 17,18, 20

SumatraIndonesia - December 26, 2004
Information
Magnitude
9.1 •Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 00:58:53 UTC •Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 07:58:53 AM at epicenter •Time of Earthquake in other Time ZonesDateTime

Location Depth Region

3.316°N, 95.854°E 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA

Distances

250 km (155 miles) SSE of Banda Aceh, Sumatra,Indonesia 300 km (185 miles) W of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia 1260 km (780 miles) SSW of BANGKOK, Thailand 1590 km (990 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

Sumatra Indonesia - December 26, 2004Information – cont.
This is the third largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and is the largest since the 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake. In total, 227,898 people were killed or were...
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