Typhoon Haiyan made a landfall in northern Vietnam, close to the China border on 10 November 2013. It is the super typhoon which killed thousands of people in Philippines.
The super typhoon destroyed large number of towns across Philippines and killed over 10000 people, according to the Philippines’ authorities. This was declared as the deadliest recorded natural disaster of Philippines. The United States, in the meanwhile, declared military help to Philippines.
It is important to note that the Philippines had earlier endured a range of natural disasters such as deadly typhoons, volcano eruptions, earthquakes and other similar disasters. Philippines is situated along the typhoon belt and also the Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where a range of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place.
Until Typhoon Haiyan, the deadliest natural disaster was in the year 1976 when the tsunami of magnitude 7.9 had erupted and devastated the Moro Gulf on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.