14th of September 2015
Social Studies

which earthquake is considered to be the worst earthquake?

Anish Motwani - ICSE - Class IX

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 13:25:PM


Dear Anish,

It is not possible to list any one earthquake as the worst earthquake. Compiled from various sources three largest earthquake which have been recorded are:

  1. Earthquake which struck Chile in 1960 measured 9.5 on Richter scale and killed about 1655 people and displaced about 2 million people.
  2. Earthquake in Alaska in 1964 measuring 9.2 on Richter scale.
  3. Earthquake at Sumatra in 2004 measuring 9.1 on Richter scale. Thousands of people across many coastal regions in South Asia died due to the tsunami which was triggered due to the earthquake.

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:03:PM