25 Worst Natural Disasters Ever Recorded

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The world has witnessed numerous disasters over the centuries and although most are man-made due to wars and terrorism, mother nature certainly dishes out her fair share of damage. While there are many criteria as to what would be considered the “worst” natural disaster ranging from lives lost to cost incurred, the earthquakes, typhoons, and tsunamis you are about to witness are all horrific in their own right. Here are the 25 worst natural disasters ever recorded.


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Haiti Earthquake (2010)
Cyclone Nargis (2008)
Pakistan Earthquake (2005)
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Indian Ocean Earthquake (2004)
Nevado del Ruiz Volcano Eruption (1985)
Tangshan Earthquake in China (1976)
Hurricane Andrew (1993)
Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami (2011)
Aleppo Earthquake (1138)
Haiyuan Earthquake (1920)
Antioch Earthquake (526)
Bhola Cyclone (1970)
New Zealand Earthquake (2011)
Afghanistan Blizzard (2008)
East Africa Drought (2011)
North Korean Famine (1994)
European Heat Wave (2003)
Yangtze River Floods (1931)
Mozambique Flood (2000)
North American Smallpox Epidemic (1775)
The Great White Plaque (1600s)
Gujarat Earthquake (2001)
The Black Death (1348)
Spanish Influenza (1918)


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  1. hope these arent actually in order of category of severeness… how do you put andrew infront of katrina, let alone those earthquakes and sunamis' that caused hundreds of thousands of live and probably more relative damage than both hurricanes combined…

  2. The North Korean food shortage, was not a natural, it was man made by their government! Though not on here, in the 1930s Stalin held back grain for feeding the people so he could sell it for money.

  3. The second last entry, the Black Death or also called the Black Plague. We can thank thecatholic church for that! They had this screwed up belief that cats were evil. So theykilled off all the cats and as a result the rats took over carrying in their systems the BlackPlague.

  4. The Plague of Athens (436BC) killed nearly 100,000 (estimated) and was largely responsible for the downfall of Classic Greece. But I'm happily surprised to see the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19 as #1 since it's been largely overlooked.

  5. what about the mother wave (a.k.a Queen of all tsunamis) of japan and Tokyo 1,000 survived and 500 inured but 2 million dead! and 5,000 missing

  6. On 12th of May in 2008, a 8.4 magnitude EARTHQUAKE shocked Sichuan province in China.  There were over 100,000 people lost their lives and about 400,000 people injured after this.

  7. Although you didn't mention Galveston or Krakatoa, thank you for mentioning at least one of the yellow river or Yangtze river floods in Chine. Death tolls of 3 million are hard to even comprehend and 2 happened in the 1900's, but due to China famously not reporting there own disasters to the world few people know about them. As always good job with these videos!

  8. You should of put the Galveston hurricane of 1900 that claimed 6000-12000 lives. (Most deadly natural disaster in U.S. History)

  9. You forgot the  eruption of  the volcano Mt Pelee on the island of Martinique in the Carribean,May 8th,1902. The volcano was 5 miles away from the city of Saint Pierre. An election was coming up so the authorities  lied to the people about the danger. The owner and editor  of the newspaper ran a fake interview with an alleged volcanologist to reassure the public . At  about 8 a.m on the morning of May 8th  1902 the City died.A pyroclastic flow burst out of the side of the mountain. It was an estimated 1300 to 1800  degrees F . In 3 minutes  over 30,000 people died with only 2 known  survivors.

  10. The European Heat Wave of 2003 is the 8th worst natural disaster, really? Sure, crop  damage was there, but nothing seems to be extraordinary devastating here. The maximum temperatures recorded were around 41* C, which is at best only annoying – not fatal. A lot of places on earth face greater temperatures every summer.

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