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Is there any bigger earthquake possible than this?

An enormous earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011---magnitude 9.0, thirty times more energetic than the one that destroyed San Francisco in 1906. Even worse, the earthquake pounded the ocean and spawned a monster-- a 30 foot tall tsunami, as high as a three story building--- that struck the coast and smashed inland, killing more than 15,000 people and destroying over 100,000 buildings.

Posted - October 15

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  • 1619

    The 1960 Valdivia earthquake (Spanish: Terremoto de Valdivia) or the Great Chilean earthquake (Gran terremoto de Chile) on 22 May 1960 is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Various studies have placed it at 9.4–9.6 on the moment magnitude scale.[1] It occurred in the afternoon (19:11 GMT, 15:11 local time), and lasted for approximately 10 minutes. The resulting tsunamis affected southern ChileHawaiiJapan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands.

    This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at October 16, 2020 7:28 PM MDT
      October 15, 2020 8:26 PM MDT
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  • 33313
    I thought you gave me AP.
      October 16, 2020 7:29 PM MDT
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  • 1619
    I'm not an Indian giver. The lowest of the low. I'm sorry.
      October 16, 2020 7:31 PM MDT
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  • 1277
    thats why im happy i dont live in an area known for tsunamis/earthquakes
      October 16, 2020 9:08 AM MDT
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  • 33313
    Yes.

      October 16, 2020 11:15 AM MDT
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