According to the richter scale, the 10 largest earthquakes?

the ten largest earthquakes according tothe richter scale, is the tsunami included as i've been told that was one of the highest recorded but it happened underneath the ocean surface

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. Chile May 22, 1960 Magnitude: 9.5

    2. Prince William Sound, Alaska March 28, 1964 Magnitude: 9.2

    3. Aleutian Islands March 9, 1957 Magnitude: 9.1

    3.Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra 2000 9.1

    4. Kamchatka, Russia Nov. 4, 1952 Magnitude: 9.0

    5. Sumatra, Indonesia Dec. 26, 2004 Magnitude: 9.0

    6. Ecuador Jan. 31, 1906 Magnitude: 8.8

    7. Aleutian Islands Feb. 4, 1965 Magnitude: 8.7

    8. Sumatra, Indonesia March 28, 2005 Magnitude: 8.7

    9. India-China border Aug. 15, 1950 Magnitude: 8.6

    9.Andreanof Islands, Alaska 1957 8.6

    10. Kamchatka, Russia Feb. 3, 1923 Magnitude: 8.5

    10. Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 2007 8.5

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  • 1 decade ago

    1 May 22, 1960 Valdivia, Chile (see: 1960 Valdivia earthquake) 9.5

    2 December 26, 2004 Off west coast northern Sumatra, Indonesia (see: 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake) 9.3

    3 October 16, 1737 Kamchatka, Russia (see: Kamchatka earthquakes) ~9.3

    3 March 27, 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA (see: 1964 Alaska earthquake) 9.2

    5 November 4, 1952 Kamchatka, Russia 9.0

    6 January 26, 1700 Cascadia subduction zone (see: 1700 Cascadia earthquake) ~9

    7 January 31, 1906 Colombia-Ecuador 8.8

    8 February 4, 1965 Rat Islands, Alaska, USA 8.7

    8 November 25, 1833 Sumatra, Indonesia 8.7

    10 November 1, 1755 Lisbon, Portugal (see: 1755 Lisbon earthquake) ~8.7

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    4 years ago

    Actually, it the "Richter" Scale is a logarithmic measurement. So an earthquake of say "5" is equal to "1 measurement" ... an earthquake of "6 on the Richter scale" is equal to 10 ... an earthquake of "7 on the Richter Scale" would equal to 100 ... 8 equal to 1000 ... 9 equal to 10,000 ... and so on ... in short, an earthquake of 10 on the Richter scale would be 10 stronger than one measured at 9 and 100 times stronger than one measured at 8.

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