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10 The biggest disaster with most victims.

1. Yellow River Flood - 1931, China (died: 1 million - 4 million people)

Flooding of the Yellow River (Huang He flood) is the largest natural disasters ever recorded with most of devouring the victim died from the 20th 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.


2. Yellow River Flood - 1887, China (died: 900000-2 million)

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 900,000 to 2 million people died. This is one of the most natural disasters ever recorded casualties. In 1887, the seabed rises, along with heavy rain, causing massive flooding. Gara2 lowlands near the area, flooding spread rapidly across North China, covering an estimated 50,000 square miles, an agricultural area, residential and commercial center. After the flood, two million people homeless.


3. Bhola cyclone - 1970, Bangladesh (died: 500,000 - 1 million)

Cyclone that hit East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) on 12 November 1970 was the largest cyclone with a death that never happened, and one of the deadliest natural disaster in modern times. The Pakistani government has been criticized for the handling of great relief operations after the storm, both by local political leaders in East Pakistan and in international media. Intense storm is getting worse after hurricanes joinan ama on 11 November, and began to turn toward the northeast due to approaching the head of the bay. Wind speeds around 185 km / hour.


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 houses in the area Yaodong, caves in the cliffs, many of which collapsed during the disaster, and the occupants were killed. Based on geological data, the magnitude of the earthquake range from 8 Scala Righter is the most deadly earthquake and deadly natural disasters in the history of number 5. Continued aftershocks that occur a few times a month for half a year.


5. India cyclone - 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 time major catastrophe occur in Coringa: 1789 there were three waves caused by a typhoon that destroyed the port city at the mouth of the river Ganges. Many of the sinking ship and an estimated 20,000 people drowned.


6. Kaifeng Flood - 1642, China [died: 300.000]

Kaifeng, a city in eastern Henan province in China, which lies along the south of the Yellow River flooded in 1642. 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 center of earthquake 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 ******* The Chinese government recorded earthquake strength of about 7.8 on the Richter scale, although some sources list 8.2 SR noted. It was the first earthquake in modern history.


8. Dam failure Banqiao - 1975, China (died: 231 000)

Banqiao Dam is designed to withstand flooding (306 mm (12 inches) of rainfall per day). In August of 1975, the floods, down more than one-year quota of rainfall in 24 hours, weather conditions that failed to predict. Sluice gate was not able to handle the overflow of water, 64 draftsman failed to restrain him. When the dam finally burst, it caused a big wave, 10 kilometers wide, with a height of 3-7 meters, moving to the plains below as fast as 50 km / hour. Areas along the 55 kilometers and 15 kilometers wide, turned into a lake at 12,000 km ². Evacuation is not running because of bad weather conditions and the rupture of communication and transportation lines.


9. Indian Ocean earthquake - 2004, Indian Ocean (died: 230 000)

Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, the earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004, with the epicenter at the beach western Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake triggered a series of tsunami along the coast on the border of the Indian Ocean, killing many people and submerge coastal communities. The size of the earthquake was originally recorded as 9.0, but has increased to 9.1 and 9.3. This earthquake 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. Aleppo earthquake - 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 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 collapsed 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. This image remaining civilization.
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