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10 Natural Disasters with most victims

1.  Yellow River Flood - 1931, China [died: 1000000-4000000]

The 1931 flooding of the Yellow River (Huang He flood) is the largest natural disasters ever recorded with most of devouring the victim died of the twentieth century.  Estimated number of people killed in flooding in 1931 ranged from 1 to 4 million people.  Deaths caused by flooding which meant including the victim from drowning, disease, famine, and drought.
The river is often called "China's sorrow" because millions of people have been killed by flooding.
image below is displaced by the flooding river yellow

2.  Yellow River Flood - 1887, China [died: 900000-2000000]

Yellow River (Huang he) in China is prone to flooding, because the vast expanse of largely flat land around it.  1887 Yellow River flood and destroy this area, between 900 thousand to 2 million people died.  This is one of the most natural disasters ever claimed tercatat.Pada 1887, the seabed rises, along with heavy rain, causing massive flooding.
Thanks to the lowlands near the area, flooding spread rapidly across North China, covering an estimated 50,000 square miles, swamping agricultural settlements and commercial centers.  After the flood, two million people lost homes.  The result of the pandemic and the lack of basic essential claimed as many lives lost directly by the flood itself.

3.  Bhola cyclone - 1970, Bangladesh [died: 500000-1000000]

Bhola cyclone cyclone that hit East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) on 12 November, 1970.  It was the largest cyclone to the death that never happened, and one of the deadliest natural disaster in modern times.  Up to 500,000 people lost their lives in storms, especially storms caused flooding that hit much lower than the Ganges delta islands.  The Pakistani government has been criticized for the handling of great relief operation that followed the storm, both by local political leaders in East Pakistan and in international media.

intense storms became severe cyclonic storm on 11 November, and began to turn toward the northeast due to approaching the head of the bay.  A clear eye formed in the storm, and never reaches its peak later today with sustained winds of 185 km / h (115 mph).

4.  Shaanxi Earthquake - 1556, China [died: 830 000]

1556 Shaanxi earthquake or Hua County earthquake was the largest earthquake ever recorded casualties, killed about 830,000 people.  This happened on the morning of January 23, 1556 in Shaanxi, China.  More than 97 countries are affected.  520 miles have been destroyed and vast areas in some countries, sixty percent of the population killed.  Most of the residents in the area who lived in yaodong, caves in the cliffs, many of which collapsed during the disaster, with loss of life.

based on geological data, the magnitude of the earthquake range from 8 Scala righter.merupakan the most deadly earthquake and the fifth deadliest natural disaster in history, there have been earthquakes with magnitudes higher.  Aftershocks continue to occur several times a month for half a year.

5.  Hurricane siklonIndia-1839, India [died: 300.000]

In 1839, huge tidal waves caused by cyclones, dozens of ports in the city of Coringa is not entirely rebuilt; 20 000 ships in the bay were destroyed and 300,000 people died.  This is not the first major catastrophe occur in Coringa: 1789 in three waves caused by the cyclone that devastated the port city on the Ganges river estuary.  Most ships are sunk and estimated 20,000 people drowned.



6.  Kaifeng Flood - 1642, China [died: 300 000]

Kaifeng, a city in eastern Henan province, People's Republic of China, which lies along the south of the Yellow River, was flooded in 1642 by a Ming army water from Yellow River to prevent the peasant rebel Li Zicheng.  Approximately half Kaifeng than 600,000 residents were killed by floods and famine and pestilence, making it one of the biggest causes of death in history.  Flooding is a major natural disaster because of the role of the Huang he river.

7.  Tangshan Earthquake - 1976, China [died: 242 000]

Tangshan earthquake was one of the largest earthquake in modern times, in the case of death of the majority.  from the epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in Hebei, China, an industrial city with about one million inhabitants.  Earthquakes in the morning, at 03:42:53.8 local time (1976 July 27 19:42:53.8 UTC), and lasted for about 15 seconds.  The Chinese government recorded earthquake strength of about 7.8 on the Richter scale, although some sources list mencatat8, 2.  It was the first earthquake in recent history.


8.  Dam failure Banqiao - 1975, China [died: 231 000]

Bang1iao dam designed to withstand flooding (306 mm (12 inches) of rainfall per day).  In August of 1975, the floods, pouring more than a year of rainfall in 24 hours, weather forecasts failed to predict.  Sluice gate that is not able to handle the overflow of water, partly due to obstruction of sedimentation.  As a result of obstruction, 64 dams failed.

When the dam finally burst, it caused a big wave, 10 kilometers (6 miles) wide, 3-7 meters (9-23 feet) high, rush down into the plains below at nearly 50 kilometers per hour (31 mph)  . almost dozens of area 55 kilometers long, 15 kilometers wide, was made while a large lake 12 000 km ² (4600 square miles).  Evacuations are not yet fully delivered due to bad weather conditions and communication

9.  Indian Ocean earthquake - 2004, Indian Ocean [died: 230 000]

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was under the earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) 26 December 2004, with epicenter at  the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.  The earthquake triggered a series of tsunami along the coast of most landmasses that border the Indian Ocean, killing people in large numbers and inundating coastal communities.

The size of the earthquake was originally recorded as 9.0, but has increased to 9.1 and 9.3.  At this level, he is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on seismographs.  large enough to cause the whole world participated vibrate as much as half an inch, or more than one centimeter.


10.  Earthquake buni Aleppo - 1138, Syria [died: 230 000]

Aleppo is located along the northern Dead Sea, which is a plate boundary that separates the Arabian plate from the African plate.  This earthquake is the first of two consequences of great earthquakes in the region: October 1138 until June 1139 and the more severe of a series of September 1156 until May 1159.

The area most affected is the Harim.  Sources indicate that the castle is falling and the church has been destroyed.  Fort of Atharib, then occupied by Muslims, has been destroyed.  The fortress is also collapsed, killing 600 of the palace guards, though the governor and some people survived, and fled to Mosul.
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