TAMPA - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook Virginia and was felt in Washington, New York City and North Carolina Tuesday afternoon. While the earthquake may have been felt by millions, it was relatively small in comparison to past earthquakes in the United States.
Below is a list of the ten largest earthquakes in American history.
9.2 - Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1964
9.0 - Cascadia Subduction Zone, 1700
8.7 - Rat Islands, Alaska, 1965
8.6 - Andreanof Islands, Alaska, 1957
8.2 - Shumagin Islands, Alaska, 1938
8.1 - Unimak Island, Alaska, 1946
8.0 - Yakutat Bay, Alaska, 1899
7.9 - Denali Fault, Alaska, 2002
7.9 - Andreanof Islands, Alaska, 1996
7.9 - Andreanof Islands, Alaska, 1986
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