World's worst natural disasters

POSTED: 08:11 PM PDT Aug 27, 2011    UPDATED: 07:05 AM PST Nov 11, 2013 

With up to 10,000 feared dead from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, take a look at some of the world's worst natural disasters.

Japan earthquake
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Reuters

In 2011, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan, sparking monstrous tsunami waves that reached Hawaii and the U.S. west coast. Nearly 16,000 deaths were reported, although some bodies were never recovered.

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