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May 21 in earthquake history (TIMELINE)

As the U.S. Geological Survey recorded over 12 earthquakes across the world on Saturday, May 21, 2011, which was predicted to be doomsday or the end of the world, we bring here a brief about earthquakes that jolted the world on the same day in the past.

Tsunami waves hit Pacific regions after Chile quake

Tsunami waves of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit far-flung Pacific regions from the Russian far east and Japan to New Zealand's Chatham Islands on Sunday after a powerful earthquake struck Chile, but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage.

Massive earthquake strikes Chile

One of the most powerful earthquakes in decades battered Chile on Saturday, killing at least 147 people, knocking down buildings and triggering a tsunami that rolled menacingly across the Pacific.

Huge earthquake strikes Chile, 85 dead

A massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck south-central Chile early on Saturday, killing at least 85 people, knocking down buildings, homes and hospitals, and triggering a tsunami.