7 Deadliest Natural Disaster In History Of Man

7 Deadliest Natural Disaster In History Of Man

Nature gives life and takes too. Millions of people lost their lives each year due to natural disasters like flood, earthquakes, cyclone, etc. These disasters are so destructive that it destroy all the things which fall in their way.
Here are some of the destructive natural disasters in the history of man.
1. China floods
Deaths: 145,000 to 4,000,000
Date: July–November 1931
China floods
The China Floods were a series of floods that occurred in China. The floods are the one of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of world. Floods take away everything which fall in thier way. Floods killed about 145,000 to 4,000,000 lives.
2. Yellow River flood
Deaths: 900,000 to 2,000,000
Date: September-October 1887
Yellow River Flood was a devastating flood on the Yellow River (Huang He) in China. Flood was recorded one of the deadliest natural disasters of the world. The river is prone to flooding due to the elevated nature of the river, running between dykes above the broad plains surrounding it.
3. Antioch earthquake
Deaths: 250,000 to 300,000
Date: May 526
The Antioch earthquake hit Syria (region) and Antioch in the Byzantine Empire in 526. The earthquake was followed by a fire that destroyed most of the buildings left standing by the earthquake. The maximum intensity of the earthquake estimated to be between 8 and 9.
4. Bhola cyclone
Deaths: 250,000 to 500,000
Date: November 1970
The Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and India’s West Bengal on 12 November 1970. It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded, and and one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times. About 500,000 people lost their lives.
5. Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
Deaths: 280,000
Date: 26 December 2004
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The Indian Ocean Earthquake occured on 26 dec. 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The resulting tsunami was given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian tsunami, Indonesian tsunami, the Christmas tsunami and the Boxing Day tsunami. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest-hit country, followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.
6. Tangshan earthquake
Deaths: 242,000 to 655,000
Date: 27 July 1976
Tangshan earthquake
The Tangshan earthquake is also known as the Great Tangshan earthquake, was a natural disaster that occurred on July 27, 1976. It is believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in Hebei, People’s Republic of China, an industrial city with approximately one million inhabitants.
7. Haiyuan earthquake
Deaths: 273,400
Date: 16 December 1920
Haiyuan earthquake occurred on December 16 in Haiyuan County, Ningxia Province, Republic of China. It was also called the 1920 Gansu earthquake because Ningxia was a part of Gansu Province when the earthquake occurred. It took away about 273,400 lives.

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