Tags: Planet Earth, Geography, Natural Disasters, The United States
Sources: United Sates Geological Survey, WHO.
List Notes: Data is strongest earthquakes ever recorded since 1900. Magnitude data is measured using the "moment magnitude" scale (mw). Deaths are official death tolls and best estimates. The exact 1952 Kamchatka earthquake death toll is unknown but estimates place it at less than 10,000. Deaths can be attributed directly to the earthquake or at times, to a resulting tsunami (such as the case in Sumatra). Please note that exact death tolls can be difficult to calculate even in modern times and these figures should be considered as near estimates.