The Longest Earthquake Ever Recorded

Monday, August 29th 2011. | Longest


Earthquakes will be one of the natural disaster which killed many people throughout history. The earthquake also becomes one of the most terrible disasters in the world. Some countries have subscribed to earthquake, Japan, Chile and Indonesia was among the most frequently affected by earthquakes. Many things that cause an earthquake, collision between plates that are in the ground are one of the causes of earthquakes. There are various types of earthquakes, among other volcanic and tectonic earthquakes. In general, earthquakes occur only a few seconds only, but there are several longest Earthquakes that cause total destruction.

Chile Earthquake

Chile Earthquake


The earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan several months ago has led to more than 2000 people dead and causing devastation in several prefectures in Japan. Japan’s electricity crisis due to several nuclear power plants was damaged and leaking. Even Japan experienced a nuclear meltdown because of leakage of nuclear power plants and deploys high levels of radiation. Japanese quake occurred just a few minutes and had destroyed thousands of buildings and public facilities. The world’s largest earthquake occurred in Chile on May 22, 1960, with the strength of 9.5 on the Richter scale.
Sumatra Earthquake

Sumatra Earthquake


Can you imagine if an earthquake with more than 9 Richter scale occurred for 10 minutes? Sumatra earthquake is an longest earthquake ever recorded. An earthquake measuring more than 9.5 on the Richter occurred for 10 minutes and caused more than 300,000 people died. The earthquake and tsunami on Sumatra is the world’s second largest and longest in the world.


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