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.

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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