Among so many natural disasters in the world, earthquake is one of the most horrible and dangerous disasters. This is the natural disaster that brings along with it great sum of damage. It would not be wrong to say that it change the whole picture of the country on a great scale. If you will be looking inside the history of the world you will witness so many earthquakes that are strongly known out to be bringing so much damage and even taking thousands of lives. Most of the times the earthquakes are so severe that it disappear so many people.
In the records we have captured that Chile and Japan are few of those common countries who have always been affected by the earthquakes on the stronger scale. The images of the Indonesia earthquake and Tsunami is still fresh in the minds of the people. Do you want to know that which top 10 earthquakes in the world are known out to be the worst one? Below we will be mentioning with the list of the top 10 worst and major earthquakes in the world.
10 Worst Major Earthquakes In The World
At the 10th spot we have the earthquake of Assam-Tibet! This earthquake was witnessed in the year 1950. This earthquake was about the massive 8.6 magnitude that killed at least 780 people. It destroyed the property of so many people and injured thousands of people. Moreover there was much damage that was witnessed in the place of Assam, India and the vicinity.
9. Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 2005:
This earthquake took place in the year 2005 at the place of Indonesia! This earthquake had the magnitude of about 8.6. In this earthquake more than 1,000 people were killed and hence hundreds more injured. It gave much damage to the Nias, in northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
8. Rat Islands, Alaska, 1965:
On the 8th spot of major earthquakes we have the Rat Island, Alaska earthquake that took place in the year 1965. This earthquake had the magnitude of about 8.6 that even trigger the country with the tsunami of over 30 feet. This earthquake gave the country with the less damage just as due to its remote location at the tip of the Aleutian Islands.The tsunami was reported in the place of the Hawaii and spread as far away as Japan. It bring about with the cracks in the wood buildings and split an asphalt runway.
7. Offshore Maule, Chile:
On the 7th spot we will be adding up with the name of Offshore Maule, Chile. This country faced the hard earthquake in the year 2010 with the magnitude of about 525. It arrived on Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 03:34 local time. It was so strong that it was felt strongly in six Chilean regions. It even trigger with the tsunami that even hit the coastal towns in south-central Chile and damaged the port at Talcahuano.It causes Casualties all along with the 525 killed and hence 25 missing.
6. Off the Coast of Ecuador, 1906:
On the 6th spot of major earthquakes we will be adding up with the name of Off the Coast of Ecuador, 1906. This country faced the earthquake with the magnitude of about 8.8. This earthquake even brings along with a strong strong tsunami that killed 500 to 1,500 people. This tsunami hence spread all the way along the coast of Central America, and even stretched to San Francisco and Japan.
5. Kamchatka Earthquakes, Russia:
Kamchatka Earthquakes, Russia happened in the year 1952. This earthquake hit the magnitude of about 9.0. This earthquake hit the east coast of Kamchatka in the year 1952. The quake generated all along with the 43-foot tsunami. It brings along with it great sum of damage and life destruction. It hence damages of up to US$1 million and livestock losses.
4. Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 2011:
On the 4th spot of major earthquakes we will be highlighting with the name of Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan. This earthquake had the magnitude of about 9.1. This earthquake killed the estimated 29,000 people and damaged some nuclear reactors. It even felt so many aftershocks after the earthquake that was more than 50 of magnitude 6.0.
3. Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan:
On the 3rd spot of major earthquakes we have Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan. This earthquake took place in the year 2011. This earthquake came up with the strong magnitude of about 9.0. It was strongly felt at about approximately 70 kilometres just as to the east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. It killed almost 15,870 people and damaged some nuclear reactors.
2. Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1964:
Prince William Sound, Alaska is standing at the 2nd spot on our list of major earthquakes! This earthquake came up with the magnitude of about 9.2. This earthquake took away almost 128 lives and caused about $311 million USD in property loss. It last for about 3 minutes and gave much damage to the small towns.
1. Valdivia Earthquake, Southern Chile:
On the last and yet at the top of the major earthquakes we have Valdivia Earthquake, Southern Chile. This earthquake took place in the year 1960 with the magnitude arrival of about 9.5. It was the strongest earthquake of the Southern Chile history. It took place in the afternoon and hence brings along the tsunami that afterwards affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, as well as eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and along with the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
So this was the complete list of the top most worst major earthquakes which the world have witnessed! No doubt that whether any earthquake is small or major big it definitely brings some sort of damage and life taking impacts. Most of the old age people even face the heart attack situations even on the minor earthquakes.