"Unravelling the Most Monumental Earthquakes Ever Recorded"

10. Off west coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia (2012): Magnitude 8.6

9.  Assam-Tibet Earthquake (1950): Magnitude 8.6 

8. Rat Islands Earthquake, Alaska (1965): Magnitude 8.7

7. Colombia Earthquake (1906): Magnitude 8.8:

6. Maule Earthquake, Chile (2010): Magnitude 8.8

5. Kamchatka, Russia (1952): Magnitude 9.0

4. Tohoku Earthquake, Japan (2011): Magnitude 9.0

3. Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami (2004): Magnitude 9.1

2. Great Alaska Earthquake (1964): Magnitude 9.2

1. Valdivia Earthquake, Chile (1960): Magnitude 9.5