Earthquakes MAPPED: The 3 staggering charts that pinpoint DEADLIEST quakes in the world

Earthquakes MAPPED: The 3 staggering charts that pinpoint DEADLIEST quakes in the world

An earthquake with a huge 9.1 magnitude hit Indonesia in 2004, killed some 227,000 people in the quake and subsequent tsunami which spread across parts of south east Asia.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 or higher is defined as causing near or total destruction with a death toll of over 50,000, with severe damage or collapse to all buildings, as well as heavy damage and shaking extending to distant locations.

Earthquakes on this scale also produce permanent changes in ground topography.

The world’s strongest earthquake, coming in at an almost unimaginable magnitude of 9.5, struck off the coast of Chile in 1960.

Published at Sat, 18 Sep 2021 14:04:00 +0000

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