Worlds largest earthquake ever recorded

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  • North American earthquake

    North American earthquake
    magnitude 9.0, earthquake strikes North America, on January 26th, 1700. The earthquak affected 1,000 kilometres of coastline and set off a tsunami that crossed the Pacific Ocean and caused damage to coastal villages in Japan.
  • Earhquake in Chile

    Earhquake in Chile
    A earthquake in chile in July 8, 1730 with a magnitude 8.7 hit the city of Valparaiso, 120 kilometres northwest of the capital Santiago, causing a tsunmi which hit more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline.
  • Earthquake in Portugal

    Earthquake in Portugal
    A magnitude 8.7 earthquake occured in Portugal on November 1, 1755. The capital Lisbon was struck by a quake while many residents were in church. A quarter of the city's population died.
  • Earthquake in Peru

    Earthquake in Peru
    A massive earthquake centered just off the coast of Peru ocured on the 13 August 1868 it trigged a tsunami which created a huge amout of damage to the coastal towns. Arica, Arequipa, Chala, Moquegua, Mollendo, and Ilo were the worst affected areas a tsunami of 15meters was repoted in Arica and Chala. The tsunami reached as far as California, Hawaii, Yokohama, the Philippines, Sydney, and New Zealand. The quake was felt up to 900 km away.
  • Earthquake in colombia

    Earthquake in colombia
    Ecuador and Colombia generated a strong tsunami that killed 500 to 1500 there. It was observed all along the coast of Central America and as far north as San Francisco and west to Japan.The wave arrived in Hilo at about 12.5 hours after the earthquake.
  • Earthquake in Ecuador

    Earthquake in Ecuador
    A magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Ecuador in January 31, 1906. A earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador and Colombia and was felt as far away as San Francisco. The earthquake triggered a staggering 25meter (highest rcorded hight) tsunami that struk the coast; killing moe than 1500 people.
  • Russian earthquake strikes

    Russian earthquake strikes
    magnitude 9.0 earthquake hits Russia in November 4, 1952. A earthquake off the coast of the remote Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east caused Pacific-wide tsunamis causing over 10,000 fatalities.
  • The great Chillean earthquake

    The great Chillean earthquake
    Magnitude 9.5 earthquake strikes Southern Chile on the 5th May 1960, it has killed more than 1,600 people and left 2,000,000 homeless.
  • United states largest earthquake recorded

    Earhtquake hits Alaska, United states in March 27, 1964 with a magnitude of 9.2 The earthquake and following tsunami killed 128 people and caused severe damage (approximatly $311 million in property loss) to the state's largest city Anchorage.
  • Earthquake in Alaska

    A magnitude 8.7 earthquake in Alaska occured in February 4, 1965.The earthquake hit in the remote Rat islands which generated a tsunami reported to be 10 metres high.
  • Indonesia's largest earthquake triggers tsunami

    Magnitude 9.1 earthquake strikes Indonesia in December 26, 2004. An undersea earthquake caused a massive tsunami that devastated coastlines in countries around the Indian Ocean, killing more than 220,000 people.
  • Chilean Earthquake

    A magnitude 8.8 earthquake on the Chilean coast. An offshore quake and tsunami killed more than 500 people, most in the coastal area of Maule, 400 kilometres (250 miles) south-west of the capital Santiago.The chillean earthquake occured on February 27, 2010.
  • Japanese earthquake

    Japanese earthquake
    Recently a magnitude 8.9 earthquake occures in Japan in March 11, 2011. An undersea quake off northeast Japan unleashed a 10-metre-high tsunami which left devastation in its wake. Nuclear power plants have become the main attention to japanese officals becuse of the possible radiation poision they may cause if they explode