• 9.0 North America

    The quake affect 1,00 kilometres of the coastline and set off a tsunami which then hit Japan.
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  • 8.7 Chile

    8.7 Chile
    Hitting the city of Valparaiso , the quake caused a tsunami that hit more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline. Only a few were killed in both the tsunami and earthquake.
  • 8.7 portugal

    8.7 portugal
    When many of the residents of the capital (Lisbon) were on church the earthquake struck. About a quater of the population were killed in the earthquake.
  • 9.0 Peru

    9.0 Peru
    The quake hit port of Arica and was felt from up to 1,400 kilometres away. The earthquake created a tsunami. Alltogether the earthquake and tsunami killed over 25,000 people and destroyed about five towns.
  • 8.8 Ecuador

    8.8 Ecuador
    Generating a strong tsunami that killed 500 to 1500 people, the 1906 Ecuador earthquake was felt all the way in San Francisco.
  • 9.0 Russia

    9.0 Russia
    The earthquake hit off the coast of Kamchatka Peninsula (in the far eats of russia). The quake created a pacific-wide tsunami, The tsunami went up to 9 metres tall. But no causutlies have been recored for nether the tsunami or earthquake.
  • 9.5 Chile

    9.5 Chile
    The great Chillean Earthquake is the biggest earthquake on earth ever reccorded. It killed more than 1,600 people and left more than 2,000,000 people homeless. The quake created a tsunami up to 10.7 metres high which devastated Hilo, Hawaii.
  • 9.2 Alaska

    9.2 Alaska
    The quake and Tsunami killed 128 people and created major damage to Alaska's biggest city Anchorage.
  • 8.7 Alaska

    8.7 Alaska
    An earthquake in the remote rat islands caused a 10 metre high tsunami on Shemya island. Damage by flooding on Amchitka Island caused by the tsunami was estimated to about $10,000.
  • 9.1 Indonesia

    9.1 Indonesia
    This event is now often refered to as "the boxing day tsunami" because the undersea earthquake caused a major tsunami that killed over 220,000 people.
  • 8.8 Chile

    8.8 Chile
    This earthquake hit just offshore on the Chillean coast. It created a tsunami that killed more than 500 people.
  • 8.9 Japan

    8.9 Japan
    The earthquake hit undersea of northeast, Japan. It created a 10 metre high tsunami that continuied to 10,000 people being reported missing. The earthquake also effected some of Japan's nuclear power plants, sometimes even resulting in reactor meltdowns.