25 Worst Earthquakes In History

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Earthquakes are one of nature’s most destructive forces able to cause an incomprehensible amount of damage in a very short period of time.

From the Nepal Earthquake which caused the lives of over 5,000 people to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, we’re going to share with you 25 of the worst earthquakes in the world, both in the number of deaths and magnitude.

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  1. Earthquakes are not destructive! Building Inferior buildings on a fault line should not lay blame to earthquakes! Earthquakes are natural and should not be controlled! The earth is alive and just like our skin as it sheds dead skin the earth as well, slowly (If to compare is like one second of our life is 2000 years) The answer is simple, Don't build on Fault lines or at the base of a Volcano. If you do then make sure you have an exit strategy and expect to loose all your belongings.

  2. I live in western NC, and in the mid 2000's, I think, I was just sitting still on the couch one day when I felt a real light one… It was enough to jiggle my surroundings a bit, but not enough to knock anything down… I think that was due to one in Tennessee somewhere, if I'm not mistaken…

  3. i just need to know how….100's of years ago did they know what magnitude the earthquake was?? is it a guess??? does it go by damage? i know they didn't have the knowledge that we have now….i need to know…it's irritating me!!! LOL

  4. 21st of July 365 a magnitude 8,5-8,7 quake hit the Mediterranean Sea west of Krete, rising the island 6,5 meters high. the tsunami that caused, brought death and destruction in the countries to the east Mediterranean, tossed huge boats on the roofs of houses and drowned around 5000 of people. the quake and tsunami affected also Israel, Egypt, Italy, Sicily and Grece. for the next 200 years the 21st of July was celebrated as "The day of terror"

    8th of August 1303 in the Mediterranean sea between the island of Krete end Rhodes had a magnitude of 8 on the Richter scale, caused a tsunami of 5-10 meters high, destroyed many structures, killed many people and triggered a domino of historic events. the tsunami in about one hour reached the city of Alexandria and Middle East. the quake gave the opportunity to Turkes to storm the island of Rhodes.

    Alaska, 1964 a quake 9,2 on the Richter scale hit the country near town Valdez, lasted almost 6 minutes and caused 130 or more deaths, many of them in California because of lots of tsunamis that the quake caused and reached to the very south of the Latin America to Chele and also hit Hawaii, Japan and Australia. in the town of Valdez the waves reached 60 meters and wiped out the town from the map. the seismic waves were felt many thousand Km away, even in New York city. survivors from that day say that the quake was so intense, they could see the seismic waves with their own eyes.

  5. i was in the loma prieta earthquake october 17, 1989, a 6.9 richter scale. it wasn't too bad where i was, but i had to slap back 6 fish bowls while it went on. living in california there are a lot of earthquakes.
    the weird thing was that i was driving home from work and the sky looked odd and i thought, "hm, earthquake weather". i got home, let the dog out, let the dog in and had just closed the glass door when the earthquake hit. i thought i'd done something wrong. . .
    another time, i was at work and had just put more paper in the xerox machine and shut the door when an earthquake hit. the machine started rocking and i looked at my coworker and asked if the machine always did that with new paper in it. he looked at me like i'd done something really, really wrong, then we noticed the overhead lights were swinging, so we knew it was an earthquake. that was funny!

  6. My 1st earthquake happened On October 17th 1989 . I was in San Francisco for the World Series. Where I sat there was chunks of concrete that I took with photocopies of my ticket and sold chunks with a photocopy for $75 each. That was my only World Series game I attended

  7. Sitting up late one night about 2am I felt and watched as the ground beneath my house started to move in waves, fair dinkum, you could see the movement in the floor… Esk in Australia is where it came from by the news station…. Very different feeling….

  8. Aside from the incorrect date of the earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11th, 2011; the earthquake that struck Izmit, Turkey happened on August 17th, 1999. When it comes to studying earthquakes, getting the date right is of great importance. I was slightly miffed that you forgot the January 17th, 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan. This was the worst earthquake to strike Japan in the 20th century and was- at the time- considered to be the worst disaster Japan experienced after World War II. It was a magnitude 7.2 on the Richter Scale and lasted for twenty seconds. In that time frame; traditional Japanese houses in the suburbs collapsed, fires raged across the city, modern high-rise office buildings were tilted at drunken angles, and potent symbol of the city's plight was a section of the Hanshin Expressway tipped onto its side.

  9. You guys missed the earthquake that followed the asteroid impact wiping out most of the dinosaurs. It measured approximately 11.4 on the Richter scale…

  10. I grew up in the San Fransisco Bay Area, so, YES!!! LOTS of earthquakes.. The worse one was The LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE on Oct. 17th, 1989 (happened during the World Series) … It had a magnitude of 6.9 (7.2 ms) and the intensity of IX .. (9) .. The shaking lasted several minutes. Soooo intense and scary AF!!!!!

  11. What about the earthquake in Alaska in the 1960s? Or the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake? The affects of the Mineral earthquake were felt throughout a good portion of the eastern seaboard. I live in Fairfax County, Virginia, and had friends (and family) in the state of Georgia say they felt the affects of it. Many of the ones that were mentioned in this video were in the eastern hemisphere. Perhaps you could make a part 2 to this video.

  12. I experienced the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, it was like we were in the II World War, it was horrible, thousands of people dead. Many buildings and houses down. No electricity, no food in the supermarkets, no phones, and the sound of the ambulances at night, when everything was dark was scaring. No water for many days. It was just horrible.

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