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Deadly natural disasters the world has experienced through the course of history

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1931 china floods View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Central China flood, 1931. In 1931 Central China experienced a devastating flood that inundated an area equivalent in size of England and half of Scotland, affected the lives of an estimated 52 million people, and killed as many as 2 million. And the cost of the 1931 china flood damage was an estimate of $104 billion dollars.

1887 Yellow river flood (china) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The flood, which began in September 1887, killed at least 900,000 people. The highest estimated death toll is however 2,000,000. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded.

2010 Haiti earthquake View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne and approximately 25 kilometres west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. An estimated 250,000 people died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. At least another 300,000 people were injured.

1881 Haiphong typhoon View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The 1881 Haiphong typhoon was a typhoon that struck Haiphong, in Dai Nam, and the northern part of the Captaincy General of the Philippines on October 8, 1881. Formed east of Southern Luzon on September 27, 1881. The cyclone smashed into the Gulf of Tonkin, setting off tidal waves that flooded the city of Haiphong in northeastern Vietnam, caused widespread destruction, and killed an estimated 300,000 inhabitants.

2004 India ocean earthquake and tsunami View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. ... Within hours of the earthquake, killer waves radiating from the epicenter slammed into the coastlines of 11 countries, damaging countries from east Africa to Thailand. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, with a death toll of over 230,000 people, cost a $15 billion.

1955 hurricane Janet (Mexico) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Hurricane Janet 1955. Hit on the 23rd September 1955 and leveled the area with 115mph winds. 122 persons died. The storm caused fatalities in Barbados numbered 38 and in the Grenadines 122.

1965 Bengal cyclone (East Pakistan) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Two cyclones that hit on May 11 and June 1 killed a total of 47,000 people.

1970 Bhola cyclone (India East Pakistan) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan and India's West Bengal on November 3, 1970. It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters. 

It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters. At least 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta.


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