Top Ten Biggest Earthquakes Since 1900- J'son Hodge

  • #7 Off the coast of Ecuador

    #7 Off the coast of Ecuador
    The epicenter coordinates were 1.0 and -81.5. There were no aftershocks recorded. The magnitude for it was 8.8 on the Richter Scale. It was felt all the way to Hilo. It occurred along a convergent fault. The number of people who were killed was 500 to 1.500 people. A tsunami killed 500 people. The tsunami destoyed 49 houses.
  • #10 Assam-Tibet

    #10 Assam-Tibet
    The epicenter was 28.5 for the latitude and 96.5 for longitude. It was felt all the way to Lhasa and Sichuan. The magnitude for the earthquake was 8.6 on the Richter Scale. The fault it occured on was convergent. 1,530 people were killed by the earthquake. A landslide occured and destroyed 70 villages. An aftershock was the strength of 6 on the Richter Scale. The length was 90 to 97 degrees.
  • #5 Kamchatka, Russia

    52.76,160.06 was the location of the epicenter. There were no aftershocks recorded. The magnitude was 9.0 on the Richter Scale.The earthquake didn't go far; it stayed where it was. It was recorded on a convergent fault. Only 6 cows were killed. A tsunami didn't kill anybody.
  • #1 Chile

    #1 Chile
    The epicenter was -38.29,-73.05 for the earthquake. An aftershock was recorded November 1 and had the magnitude of 5. The magnitude for it was 9.5 on the Richter Scale. It was felt to Puerto Aisen which was 1,000 kilometers away. It was recorded along a convergent fault. 5,194 were killed, and tsunamis reached 38 feet, 2 miles, 26 feet, 35 feet, 18 feet, 3-5 feet, and 10 feet. All damages cost $1,225 million.
  • #2 Prince William Sound, Alaska

    #2 Prince William Sound, Alaska
    61.02, -147.65 was the location of the epicenter. Ther were no aftershocks recorded. The magnitude was 9.2 on the Richter Scale. It only stayed in Alaska.It was along a convergent fault. 143 were killed, and a tsunami killed 128 people. A landslide at Government Hill Grade School. The damages cost $311 million.
  • #8 Rat Islands, Alaska

    #8 Rat Islands, Alaska
    It had the latitude of 51.21 and the longitude of 178.50 for the epicenter. There were no aftershocks recorded. The magnitude of the earthquake was 8.7 on the Richter Scale. It went as far as Attu Island. It was on a convergent boundary. A tsunami that was 10.7 meters high destroyed the most people. The casualties were not recorded.
  • #9 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

    #9 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
    The epicenter was located at the coordinates of 2.074 degrees north and 97.013 degrees east. There were no aftershocks recorded. The magnitude of the earthquake was 8.6 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake was felt all the way to Java, Indonesia; which is located 880 miles from it. It was on a convergent fault. 1,303 were killed and 340 were wounded. There were more than three tsunamis that hit. Only 3 people were killed in Sumatra.
  • #3 Off the west coast of western Sumatra, Indonesia

    #3 Off the west coast of western Sumatra, Indonesia
    The epicenter was 3.316 degrees north, and 95.854 degrees east. There were no aftershocks recorded. The magnitude 9.1 on the Richter Scale. It was felt 880 miles away from the epicenter, in Java. It was recorded along a convergent fault. 227,898 were killed. A tsunami came into 14 countriesof South Asia , and East Africa.
  • #6 Offshore Maule,Chile

    #6 Offshore Maule,Chile
    -35.846, -72.719 was where the epicenter was located.There were no aftershocks recorded there. The magnitude of the earthquake is 8.8, and it was felt all the way to Santiago, Chile; 210 miles from the epicenter.It was along a convergent fault. 523 people were killed, and 12,000 were injured. A tsunami blew boats on the coast. 24 people went missing.
  • #4 Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

    #4 Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan
    38.297, 142.372 was the location of the epicenter. There were no aftershocks recorded. The magnitude was 9.0 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake was felt all the way to Tokyo. It was recorded on a convergent fault.15,703 were killed, and 5,314 were injured. A tsunami was the height of 37.88 miles. A dam was destroyed, and destroyed 1,800 houses.