10 Worst Natural Disasters in History ( Antioch Earthquake (250,000 people…
10 Worst Natural Disasters in History
250,000 people died during this natural disaster.
7.0 on the surface wave magnitude scale.
Most of the houses & buildings were either damaged or completely destroyed in the immediate aftermath with fires burning for days.
Antioch also experienced a series of aftershocks for more than a year following the quake
Haiyuan Earthquake and Landslide
During the first earthquake 273,400 people lost their lives.
Following the initial quake was a landslide that buried the entire village of Suijah, killing over 70,000 people in Haiyuancounty.
people resisted building permanent buildings.
The Tri-State Tornado
injuring over 2,000 people & causing an excess of $1.4 billion in damages in the process and killed over 750 people
the tornado destroyed the homes of approximately 15,000 people & obliterated nine schools over a three-hour period.
It was caused damage to the middle western part of the United States and Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.
The 1970 Bhola Hurricane
More than 500,000 people were killed during this deadly storm
As soon as the storm hit land, it destroyed entire villages & crops in what was then part of Pakistan (or present-day Bangladesh.)
Heavy rains also caused widespread
The 2010 Haiti Earthquake
killing an estimated 300,000
further damaging the already weakened structures
To this day, the recovery effort is still ongoing, though progress has been slow.
The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake
killed more than 87.000 people, injuring another 130.000,displacing more than 3 million people
7.6 magnitude caused destroy the majority of buildings
communication lines wwere badly damaged
Himalayan mountain region is still rising due to movement of these
%60 of population killed
quake sparked landslides and the caves were destroyed
began using softer materials to minimize damage
killing between 250.000-650.000 people
Chinese government relying only on themselves so they did not receive foreign aid
Tangshan has become known as the 'Brave City of China'
The 2004 İndian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
killing over 230.000 people and causing many more to go missing
14 different countries were affected by the earthquake and tsunami
caused the deaths of millions of people
food sources were destroyed