The Great Earthquakes of 2023 On the morning of February 26th, 2023, the world was rocked by a series of great earthquakes. The tremors were felt from the east coast of the United States to the west coast of Japan. The quakes caused massive destruction, with buildings collapsing and roads buckling. The epicenters of the quakes were located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Japan. The magnitude of the quakes was estimated to be between 8.0 and 8.5 on the Richter scale. The quakes lasted for several minutes, and the aftershocks could be felt for days. The destruction caused by the quakes was immense. In Japan, entire cities were destroyed, and thousands of people were killed. In the United States, the quakes caused massive damage to infrastructure, with bridges and roads being destroyed. The quakes also caused a massive tsunami, which caused further destruction. The tsunami swept away entire towns and villages, and caused massive flooding in coastal areas. The world was left in shock by the destruction caused by the quakes. Governments around the world mobilized to provide aid to those affected by the disaster.