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Top 10 Natural Disasters of all time

01-MAY-2014 17:23

    A natural disaster is an abrupt occurrence that causes pervasive obliteration, lots of collateral damage and loss of life, brought about by forces other than the deeds of human beings.

    Rank Death toll (estimate) Event Location
    1 1,000,000–4,000,000 1931 China floods China
    2 900,000–2,000,000 1887 Yellow River flood China
    3 830,000 1556 Shaanxi earthquake China
    4 242,000–779,000 1976 Tangshan earthquake China
    5 500,000–1,000,000 1970 Bhola cyclone East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    6 300,000 1839 India Cyclone India
    7 300,000 1737 Calcutta cyclone India
    8 273,400 1920 Haiyuan earthquake China
    9 250,000–300,000 526 AD Antioch earthquake Byzantine Empire (now Turkey)
    10 260,000 115 AD Antioch earthquake Roman Empire (now Turkey)


    source: http://en.wikipedia.org and www.relief.org

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