world's largest earthquake.

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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 United States.

The magnitude: an Earth shaking 9.5 on the Richter Scale.


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