World's 10 largest earthquakes

POSTED: 06:11 AM PDT Apr 11, 2012    UPDATED: 07:34 PM PDT Oct 31, 2014 

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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