What was the strongest earthquake ever recorded ?

The strongest earthquake ever recorded took place on the 22nd of May, 1960, in Chile. This earthquake was known as the Valdivia earthquake. The earthquake measured as 9.6 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also generated tsunamis, claiming 61 lives in Hawaii, 120 in Japan and 20 in the Philippines.

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