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Interesting Earthquake Facts
Compiled by various contributors • Posted September 24, 2019
The largest earthquake that was recorded in the United
States was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William
Sound, Alaska on Good Friday, March 28, 1964 UTC.
The largest recorded earthquake in the world was a
magnitude 9.5 (Mw) in Chile on May 22, 1960.
The earliest reported earthquake in California was felt in
1769 by the exploring expedition of Gaspar de Portola
while the group was camping about 30 miles southeast of