Largest Earthquakes in the World Since 1900

 
 

Location
Date UTC
Magnitude
Lat.
Long.
Reference

1.
Chile
1960 05 22
9.5
-38.29
-73.05
Kanamori, 1977

2.
1964 Great Alaska Earthquake
1964 03 28
9.2
61.02
-147.65
Kanamori, 1977

3.
Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra
2004 12 26
9.1
3.30
95.78
Park et al., 2005

4.
Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan
2011 03 11
9.0
38.322
142.369
PDE

5.
Kamchatka
1952 11 04
9.0
52.76
160.06
Kanamori, 1977

6.
Offshore Maule, Chile
2010 02 27
8.8
-35.846
-72.719
PDE

7.
Off the Coast of Ecuador
1906 01 31
8.8
1.0
-81.5
Kanamori, 1977

8.
Rat Islands, Alaska
1965 02 04
8.7
51.21
178.50
Kanamori, 1977

9.
Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
2005 03 28
8.6
2.08
97.01
PDE

10.
Assam – Tibet
1950 08 15
8.6
28.5
96.5
Kanamori, 1977

11.
Off the west coast of northern Sumatra
2012 04 11
8.6
2.311
93.063
PDE

12.
Andreanof Islands, Alaska
1957 03 09
8.6
51.56
-175.39
Johnson et al., 1994

13.
Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
2007 09 12
8.5
-4.438
101.367
PDE

14.
Banda Sea, Indonesia
1938 02 01
8.5
-5.05
131.62
Okal and Reymond, 2003

15.
Kamchatka
1923 02 03
8.5
54.0
161.0
Kanamori, 1988

16.
Chile-Argentina Border
1922 11 11
8.5
-28.55
-70.50
Kanamori, 1977

17.
Kuril Islands
1963 10 13
8.5
44.9
149.6
Kanamori, 1977