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Chile Quake Among Biggest In a Century

Only four have been bigger since 1900
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2010 1:56 PM CST
Chile Quake Among Biggest In a Century
Residents look at a collapsed building in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Chile's 8.8-magnitude earthquake is one of the biggest recorded anywhere in the world in the last century. This one ties for fifth since 1900, notes CNN:

  1. Chile, 9.5, 1960.
  2. Prince William Sound, 9.2, 1964.
  3. Sumatra, 9.4, 2004.
  4. Kamchatka, 9.0, 1952.
  5. Ecuador, 8.8, 1906.
(Read more Chile earthquake stories.)

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