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A pie chart comparing the seismic moment release of the three largest earthquakes for the hundred-year period from 1906 to 2005 with that for all earthquakes of magnitudes <6, 6 to 7, 7 to 8 and >8 for the same period. Notably, the 2011 Japan quake would be roughly similar to Sumatra.


The first recorded earthquake occurred in at Mount Tai, located in eastern China's Shandong province. According to the ancient Chinese chronicle, the "Bamboo Annals,” the earthquake took place during Emperor Fa's 7th year of reign as monarch of the Xia Dynasty.


On the following list is a top 10 largest earthquake ever recorded in human's history. As information, before 1900, we did not have seismometers or earthquake scaler to count the force of magnitude so the data is debatable. I also included Japan earthquake that happened less than 2 months ago 1. 1960 Valdivia


About 1831 B.C.E in China No, there has never been a 10.00 earthquake in recorded history. The largest earthquake ever recorded was the 1960 Valdivia earthquake in Valdivia, Chile.


The first earthquake to ever take place is unknown as it happened before the records of the events were kept. The first recorded earthquake was in 1769. The first recorded earthquake in 1769 was felt by a group of explorers camping near Los Angeles, Calif.


The great Alaska Earthquake occurred in Southeastern Alaska, March 27, 1964 at (03:36 3/28 UTC ). IT was the second largest earthquake ever recorded and the largest ever recorded in northern America. The earthquake struck large landslides and tsunami at different nearest location.


Dramatic new data from the December 26, 2004, Sumatran-Andaman longest earthquake that generated deadly tsunamis show the event created the longest fault rupture and the longest duration of faulting ever observed, according to three reports by an international group of seismologists published Thursday in the journal


USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards Jump to Navigation View 20 Largest Earthquakes in the World on Map


After the development of the Richter scale in the 1930s, scientists theorized the Shaanxi earthquake was probably between a 8.0 to 8.3 in magnitude—not the strongest one ever recorded, but ...


The largest earthquake instrumentally recorded had a magnitude of 9.5 and occurred in southern Chile on May 22, 1960. It produced a tsunami that killed people around the Pacific Basin - in Hawaii, California, Japan, the Philippines and other locations.