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The biggest earthquake in the world in the last 5 years?


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Answered 2014-05-25 19:44:25

The largest measured earthquake in last 5 years was the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011. The Haiti earthquake in 2010 was the second biggest quake with magnitude 8.8.

UPDATE: Official magnitude of the Japan 2011 earthquake was updated to 9.1 on Nov 7, 2016.


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