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These are the worst earthquakes of the last decade

Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 30: Earthquakes are among the most terrifying and destructive weather events, destroying whole cities, towns and villages and often sparking floods, landslides and tsunamis that cause even more damage and devastatingly high numbers of deaths. Some regions are disproportionately affected, such as countries along the so-called Ring of Fire, a path along the Pacific Ocean that encompasses Chile, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. Here are some of the most destructive earthquakes over the past decade, taking into account death toll and structural damage, including the latest news from Haiti. 

Terrifying tremors from 2011 to now

Earthquakes are among the most terrifying and destructive weather events, destroying whole cities, towns and villages and often sparking floods, landslides and tsunamis that cause even more damage and devastatingly high numbers of deaths. Some regions are disproportionately affected, such as countries along the so-called Ring of Fire, a path along the Pacific Ocean that encompasses Chile, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. Here are some of the most destructive earthquakes over the past decade, taking into account death toll and structural damage, including the latest news from Haiti. 

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