World's 10 largest earthquakes

POSTED: 6:11 AM PDT April 11, 2012    UPDATED: 5:39 AM PDT August 24, 2014 

The largest earthquake since 1989 shook the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday. Here's a look at the world's 10 largest earthquakes.

Prince William Sound Alaska earthquake 1964
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2. Prince William Sound, Alaska -- Measuring 9.2-magnitude, the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. history struck on March 28, 1964, on Good Friday. The five-story J.C. Penney Building in Anchorage, Alaska was partly collapsed, although nearby buildings were not damaged.

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