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The most destructive earthquake in history, a magnitude 8 temblor that resulted in at least 830,000 deaths, occurred in Shaanxi, China in 1556.
A 9.5 magnitude earthquake near Valdivia, Chile on May 22, 1960 was the strongest of any in recorded history.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5: 12 a.m. on April .... Although the impact of the earthquake on San Francisco was the most famous, the earthquake also inflicted considerable damage on several ...

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Famous Earthquakes These are some of history's most notable — and devastating — earthquakes. San Francisco, California: April 18, 1906 (Magnitude : About ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2011/mar/11/10-most-powerful-earthquakes-history

Mar 11, 2011 ... Japan's 8.9-magnitude quake is one of the strongest in history.

www.earthquakefacts.net/Earthquake-History.html

A look at famous earthquakes throughout history including the Great San Francisco quake and the Kanto earthquake.

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/events/1906calif/18april

The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. Today, its importance comes more from the wealth of ...

theearthquakemuseum.weebly.com/famous-quakes.html

There have been many famous earthquakes throughout history. A few are described in the links below. We will be adding information and exhibits of more ...

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An 8.9-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Japan, producing a destructive tsunami that swept through several coastal areas. TIME takes a look at some ...

www.universetoday.com/39193/famous-earthquakes

Sep 5, 2009 ... Earthquakes are among the most devastating forces of nature. What we have are seven of the world's most famous earthquakes, ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140825-earthquake-california-biggest-magnitude-history

Aug 25, 2014 ... (Related: "What Caused California's Napa Valley Earthquake? ... of magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes, leading up to the famous 1906 San ...