WORLD'S LARGEST EARTHQUAKE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What was the world's largest earthquake?
On May 22, 1960 at 19:11:14 UTC, with the epicenter in
Valdivia, about 700 kilometers
south of Santiago, Chile the world's largest recorded earthquake struck since
measurements began in 1899, the Great Chilean Earthquake.
Over 2,000 people were killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000
homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile.
The tsunami that followed caused 61 deaths, $75
million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead
and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the
The magnitude: an Earth shaking 9.5 on the Richter
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