The World’s Top 100 Strongest Earthquakes EVER

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Here’s a list of the top 100 earthquakes to hit the world since 1990.

The list, which comes on the heels of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, goes in order of most powerful to least.

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May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami kill at least 1,716 people.

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March 28, 1964: A magnitude-9.2 quake in Prince William Sound, Alaska, kills 131 people, including 128 from a tsunami.

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Dec. 26, 2004: A magnitude-9.1 quake in Indonesia triggers an Indian Ocean tsunami, killing 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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March 11, 2011: A magnitude-9.0 quake off the northeast coast of Japan triggers a tsunami, killing more than 18,000 people.

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Nov. 4, 1952: A magnitude-9.0 quake in Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East causes damage but no reported deaths despite setting off 9.1-meter (30-foot) waves in Hawaii.

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Feb. 27, 2010: A magnitude-8.8 quake shakes Chile, generating a tsunami and killing 524 people.

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Jan. 31, 1906: A magnitude-8.8 quake off the coast of Ecuador generates a tsunami that kills at least 500 people.

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Feb. 4, 1965: A magnitude-8.7 quake strikes Alaska’s Rat Islands, causing an 11-meter (35-foot) -high tsunami.

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March 28, 2005: A magnitude-8.6 quake in northern Sumatra in Indonesia kills about 1,300 people.

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Aug. 15, 1950: A magnitude-8.6 earthquake in Tibet kills at least 780 people.

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April 11, 2012: A magnitude-8.6 quake off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia triggers tsunami warnings in more than two dozen nations.

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March 9, 1957: A magnitude-8.6 quake strikes the Andreanof Islands in Alaska triggers a 16-meter (52-foot) -high tsunami.

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Sept. 12, 2007: A magnitude-8.5 quake near Sumatra in Indonesia kills at least 25 people.

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Feb. 1, 1938: A magnitude-8.5 quake in Banda Sea, Indonesia, generates a small tsunami.

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Feb. 3, 1923: A magnitude-8.5 quake in Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East triggers a tsunami.

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Nov. 11, 1922: A magnitude-8.5 quake along the Chile-Argentina border triggers a tsunami that causes damage along Chile’s coast.

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Oct. 13, 1963: A magnitude-8.5 quake in the Kuril Islands triggers a tsunami.

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Sept. 16, 2015: A magnitude-8.3 earthquake shakes Illapel, Chile, killing 14 people.

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Recent major earthquakes:

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April 25, 2015: a magnitude-7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people.

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March 2, 2016: A magnitude-7.8 earthquake strikes in the Indian Ocean, 800 kilometers (500 miles) southwest of Sumatra in Indonesia. Tsunami warnings were briefly issued for Indonesia and Australia.

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April 16, 2016: A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shakes Ecuador’s central coast near the town of Muisne. h/t abc

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  • Arthur

    The same guy who said there would be a large earthquake in the final days of May 2015, also predicted that the days from April 13 to 25 this year would be more critical. He was obviously right both times. While the media focussed on May 28 and California, two days later a 7.8 mag earthquake hit the Bonin Islands on the other side of the ocean. Coincidence?