World's 10 largest earthquakes

POSTED: 6:11 AM PDT April 11, 2012    UPDATED: 7:34 PM PDT October 31, 2014 

Here is a list of earthquakes that were even larger than the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday.

Largest earthquakes - Chile Earthquake
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6. Offshore Chile -- Nearly 500 people died in the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Chile on Feb. 27, 2010. In this photo, a 15-story apartment building is seen laying on its side after it collapsed in Concepcion.


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