How long was the earthquake on 26th December 2004?

How long was the earthquake on 26th December 2004?

The earthquake was the third-largest ever recorded, the largest in the 21st century and had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between eight and ten minutes.

What is the biggest earthquake in history?

1960 Valdivia earthquake and tsunami
The 1960 Valdivia earthquake and tsunami (Spanish: Terremoto de Valdivia) or the Great Chilean earthquake (Gran terremoto de Chile) on 22 May 1960 was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Various studies have placed it at 9.4–9.6 on the moment magnitude scale.

Where was the Epicentre of the 2004 tsunami?

Sumatra, Indonesia
On Sunday morning 26 December 2004 at 00:58:53 UTC, a massive earthquake measuring 9.1 on the Richter scale struck off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The epicentre was 30 kilometres under the seabed and approximately 250 kilometres south to south-west of Banda Aceh.

Has there ever been a 9.0 earthquake?

Called Cascadia, the magnitude 9.0 quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3 to 6 feet and sent a 33-foot high tsunami across the ocean to Japan. “Japanese sources document this earthquake, which is the earliest documented historical event in Western Washington.

What caused the Sumatra earthquake 2004?

Details of Tsunami Generation The tsunami from the 2004 M=9.1 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake was primarily caused by vertical displacement of the seafloor, in response to slip on the inter-plate thrust fault (see Tectonics section above).

When was the last major earthquake in Colombia?

Earthquakes in Colombia since 1950

Date Region Magnitude
06/12/2018 Pasto 4.9
02/06/2017 Huila 5.5
03/10/2015 Antioquia, Santander 6.2
01/05/2014 Sipi 5.6