World's worst natural disasters

POSTED: 11:11 PM Aug 27 2011   UPDATED: 5:23 PM Nov 27 2013

With today marking the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic 2010 Haitian earthquake, take a look at some of the world's worst natural disasters.

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The second-largest earthquake to ever hit Chile occurred in 2010, when a magnitude-8.8 temblor struck off the coast, causing a tsunami that resulted in 525 deaths. The largest -- also the most powerful on record -- occurred in 1960.

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