World's 10 largest earthquakes

Published On: Apr 11 2012 06:11:28 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 07:34:33 PM PDT

Here is a list of earthquakes that were even larger than the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday.

Largest earthquakes - Japan earthquake
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U.S. Navy via Getty Images

4. Offshore Japan -- A 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that struck off the coast of northern Japan on March 11, 2011. The widespread damage left more than 15,000 people dead and several thousand more missing. In this handout image provided by U.S. Navy, an aerial view of the tsunami and earthquake damage in Sendai, Japan is seen from an SH-60B helicopter on March 12, 2011.


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