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A glance at geologic statistics might lead one to believe March is earthquake month. After all, the two strongest recorded earthquakes in U.S. history occurred in this month.
A deeper look reveals the true randomness of the events, dispelling also myths about "earthquake weather" and early morning quake frequency. Location, however, is another story.
On March 28, 1964, Prince William Sound, Alaska, experienced a 9.2 magnitude event that killed 125 people and caused $311 million in property loss. On March 9, 1957, the Andreanof Islands, Alaska, felt a 9.1 temblor.
The largest earthquake ever measured globally – a magnitude 9.5 in Chile – was on May 22, 1960. And the recent tsunami-causing earthquake off the coast of Sumatra happened the day after Christmas last year. It was first put at magnitude 9.0 but later raised to 9.3.