On March 28th, 2005, an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 hit
the coast of Sumatra, which is one of the strongest earthquakes
in human history since 1900. Here are the basic facts of the
great earthquake of the 20th century (arranged by magnitude of earthquakes).
On May 22nd, 1960, an earthquake of magnitude 9.5 struck Chile.
The earthquake hit the central coast area and triggered tsunami
and volcanic eruption. 5000 people died and 2 million people became homeless.
On March 28th, 1964, an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 hit Alaska,
America. The earthquake triggered tsunami, killed 125 people and
caused economic loss of $311 million. There was a strong sense of
shaking in most areas of Alaska, the YK Yukong, Columbia and
some other places.
On March 9th, 1957, an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 struck Alaska.
The earthquake occurred in coastal areas around Andaria and
Unak islands in Alaska. The earthquake caused the Visevidow
volcano to erupt, which has been in dormant period for 200 years
and triggered a 15-meter-hegh tsunami that affected Hawaii.
On December 26th, 2004, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Indonesia.
The earthquake happened in Aceh province on the Sumatra Island
in Indonesia. The quake triggered a tsunami that swept Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Indonesia and India, leaving about 300,000 people
missing or dead.
On December 26th, 2004, Indonesia suffered from an earthquake
of magnitude 9.0. The earthquake triggered a tsunami
that affected Hawaii, but caused no casualties.
On January 31st, 1906, an earthquake of magnitude
8.8 hit Ecuador. The earthquake occurred along
the coast of Ecuador and Columbia. The earthquake triggered
a powerful tsunami, killing over 1000 people. There was
sense of shaking in Central American,San Francisco and Japan.
On March 28th, 2005, an earthquake of magnitude 8.7 hit Indonesia.
The epicenter was located in the north waters of Sumatra
and not far from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck
the area 3 months ago. The earthquake left 1000 people
dead but didn’t trigger tsunami.
On February 4th, 1965, an earthquake of magnitude 8.7 hit Alaska.
The earthquake triggered a tsunami of 10.7 meters and
swept the whole Shumanya Island.
On February 3rd, 1923, an earthquake of magnitude 8.5
struck Russia. The epicenter was in the penisula of Russia.
On February 3rd, 1938, an earthquake of magnitude 8.5
struck Indonesia. The epicenter was located in the waters
near Banda in Indonesia. The earthquake triggered
volcanic eruption, causing heavy losses in personnel and property.
On October 13th, 1963, an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 occurred
in Richter scale in Russia and affected areas such as Japan and Russia.