Assuming that by America you mean the US, the largest earthquake happened in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on the 28th of March, 1964. It measured 9.2 on the Richter scale.
If you’re also interested in South America, Chile suffered the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake of 9.5 magnitude in 1960.
The largest earthquake ever recorded in the United States was on March 27, 1964 in Prince William Sound, Alaska. At magnitude 9.2, it is the third largest earthquake in recorded history. Along with the tsunami that followed it, the earthquake killed 128 people.
The deadliest earthquake in U.S. history was the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Along with the ensuing fire, it killed 3,000 people.
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