10 Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

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Earthquakes have destroyed many cities and taken many lives over the course of history. Unfortunately, as of now, Man is yet to discover a way to predict earthquakes. Seismologists are only able to rate the intensity of an earthquake (Moment Magnitude Scale) after its occurrence by measuring the amount of energy released. Methods have been devised to preempt earthquakes.

However, in front of the most powerful quakes, most preemptive methods are rendered ineffective. Following is a list of the ten earthquakes with the largest magnitudes in recorded history.

 

1960 Valdivia Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

1964 Alaska Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

1952 Kamchatka Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

2011 Sendai Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

1833 Sumatra Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

1906 Ecuador-Colombia Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

2010 Chile Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

1700 Cascadia Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

 

1730 Valparaiso Earthquake

 

Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

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