A 8.6 earthquake struck an area near Tibet in 1950
which destroyed 70 villages with 156 casualties due to landslides. The
Brahmaputra River was blocked causing several villages to be submerged
with a lost of 532 lives 8 days after the earthquake.
A magnitude 8.5 earthquake in 1922 occurred in the
southern part of Atacama Province, central Chile. Locally, a tsunami
caused extensive damage in several coastal Chilean cities that killed
more then 100 people. Another 8.5 earthquake was felt in Indonesia in
1938, with few deaths.
1906 San Francisco Earthquake is well known throughout the world, but is
neither the largest nor most destructive.