10 Most Powerful Recorded Earthquakes

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

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Oldest Man Dies At Age 114


Walter Bruening, the world’s oldest man, has died of natural causes at the age of 114 in Great Falls, Montana.

Bruening had been living in the Rainbow Senior Living nursing home in Great Falls since 1980. He was sent to the Great Falls hospital earlier in the month for an unknown illness, according to Stacia Kirby, a spokesperson for the retirement home. It was at the hospital where he spent his final days.

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