Earthquakes that caused the most economic damage in the U.S. 1900-2016

The statistic shows the earthquakes that resulted in the most economic damage in the United States from 1900 to 2016. The earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1994 in Los Angeles caused approximately 30 billion U.S. dollars worth of damage and is the costliest earthquake on record.

Costliest earthquakes in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by economic damage

Date, LocationDamage in million U.S. dollars
January 17, 1994, Los Angeles30,000
October 18, 1989, San Francisco5,600
February 28, 2001, Seattle2,000
March 28, 1964, Prince William Sound1,020
August 24, 2014, San Francisco, California700
February 9, 1971, Los Angeles535
April 18, 1906, San Francisco524
October 1, 1987, Los Angeles213
December 22, 2003, San Robbles (California)200
October 15, 2006, Hawai Island150
June 28, 1992, Landers California100
April 22, 1992, South California100
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

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