Earthquake that shook history – Top 5 on the list

Earthquakes are caused by the movement of earth’s crust, which is divided into tectonic plates. In their wake, they leave extreme devastation. Here is a list of the top 5 authenticated earthquakes in recorded history.

1.Southern Chile, May 22, 1960. An earthquake that was 9.5 on the Richter scale and left 1665 dead.

2. USA, Alaska, March 28, 1964. An earthquake that was 9.2 on the Richter scale and left 131 dead.

3. Indonesia, Northern Sumatra, December 26, 2004. An earthquake that was 9.1 on the Richter scale and left 22798 dead.

4. Japan, North Coast, March 11, 2011. An earthquake that was 9.0 on the Richter scale and left 28000+ dead.

5. Russia, Kamchatka, November 4, 1952. An earthquake that was 8.9-9.0 on the Richter scale and left about 10, 000 dead.

Article publié pour la première fois le 02/10/2012

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