View 20 Largest Earthquakes in the World on Map

  Mag Location Alternative Name Date (UTC) Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude References
1. 9.5 Bio-Bio, Chile Valdivia Earthquake 1960-05-22 19:11 38.14°S 73.41°W Kanamori & Anderson, 1975
2. 9.2 Southern Alaska 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, Prince William Sound Earthquake, Good Friday Earthquake 1964-03-28 03:36 60.91°N 147.34°W Kanamori & Anderson, 1975
3. 9.1 Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake, 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami, Indian Ocean Earthquake 2004-12-26 00:58 3.30°N 95.98°E Duputel et al., 2012
4. 9.1 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan Tohoku Earthquake 2011-03-11 05:46 38.30°N 142.37°E Duputel et al., 2012
5. 9.0 Off the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Kamchatka, Russia 1952-11-04 16:58 52.62°N 159.78°E Kanamori, 1976
6. 8.8 Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile Maule Earthquake 2010-02-27 06:34 36.12°S 72.90°W Duputel et al., 2012
7. 8.8 Near the Coast of Ecuador 1906 Ecuador–Colombia Earthquake 1906-01-31 15:36 0.96°N 79.37°W Kanamori, 1977
8. 8.7 Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Rat Islands Earthquake 1965-02-04 05:01 51.25°N 178.72°E Kanamori & Anderson, 1975
9. 8.6 Eastern Xizang-India border region Assam, Tibet 1950-08-15 14:09 28.36°N 96.45°E Kanamori, 1977
10. 8.6 off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra 2012-04-11 08:39 2.33°N 93.06°E Duputel et al., 2012
11. 8.6 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Nias Earthquake 2005-03-28 16:10 2.09°N 97.11°E NEIC
12. 8.6 Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1957-03-09 14:23 51.50°N 175.63°W Johnson et al., 1994
13. 8.6 South of Alaska Unimak Island Earthquake, Alaska 1946-04-01 12:29 53.49°N 162.83°W Lopez & Okal, 2006
14. 8.5 Banda Sea 1938-02-01 19:04 5.05°S 131.61°E Okal & Reymond, 2003
15. 8.5 Atacama, Chile Chile-Argentina Border 1922-11-11 04:33 28.29°S 69.85°W Kanamori, 1977
16. 8.5 Kuril Islands 1963-10-13 05:18 44.87°N 149.48°E Kanamori & Anderson, 1975
17. 8.4 Near the East Coast of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Kamchatka, Russia 1923-02-03 16:02 54.49°N 160.47°E Okal, 1992
18. 8.4 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 2007-09-12 11:10 4.44°S 101.37°E NEIC
19. 8.4 Near the Coast of Southern Peru Arequipa, Peru Earthquake 2001-06-23 20:33 16.27°S 73.64°W Duputel et al., 2012
20. 8.4 Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan Sanriku, Japan 1933-03-02 17:31 39.21°N 144.59°E Kanamori, 1971

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