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Natural disasters have taken the lives of millions across the globe. They often can’t be stopped and usually strike without any prior warning. Consider yourself lucky if you don’t live in these areas. Here are some of the most devastating natural disasters to date.
An earthquake that had a magnitude of 7.0 and a depth of 8.1 miles took Haiti on January 12, 2010. The earthquake caused 200,000 deaths, 2 million homeless, and 3 million in need of emergency aid.
In 2008 the cyclone hit northern Indian Ocean. It went through Myanmar and devoured the Ayeyarwady Delta region. It is estimates that 84,500 people were killed and almost 54,000 are still missing.
In 2005 an earthquake that measured 7.6 on the Richter scale took the lives of 75,000 and injured 106,000.
In 2005 the Gulf Coast was hit by the deadliest hurricane it has ever seen. It was estimated that it caused US $81 billion in damage.
Indian Ocean Earthquake
In 2004 an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.15 took Indonesia. It was estimated to have killed 2-3 hundred thousand people.
Tangshan Earthquake In China
In 1976 and earthquake took china causing 240,000 deaths and injured 164,000 more.
In 1992 a hurricane hit the west coast of Africa which caused 65 deaths and 26$ billion in property damage.
The deadliest earthquake in history took the lives of 230,000 people. It brought down every structure in the city as well.
Also known as the Gansu Earthquake, it took the lives of 240,000 people. It took place in the Ningxia Province Of China.
Is known as the third worst earthquake disaster ever recorded. Struck late in May in the year 526, it had a death toll between 250,000 and 300,000 people.
New Zealand Earthquake
Some know it as the Christchurch earthquake, it had a magnitude of 6.3. It took place in February of 2011 and killed 185 people.
Known as the second worst blizzard in modern history, the blizzard had a death toll of 1,337 people. 100 people underwent frostbite amputations.