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What was the biggest earthquake ever in the us?

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Answered 2013-06-14 09:50:00

The biggest earthquake in U.S. history was the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake. It was a magnitude 9.2, the second-most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Its epicenter was about 12.4 miles north of Prince William Sound, about 78 miles east of Anchorage, and about 40 miles west of Valdez. It lasted three minutes in the late afternoon of Good Friday, March 27, 1964, killing 143 people.

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Answered 2015-06-17 18:19:24

it was a 10000.5 magnitude earthquake happened in 1890

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