World's 10 largest earthquakes

Published On: Apr 11 2012 08:11:28 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 09:34:33 PM CDT

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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