No matter how much progress we make in our science and technology, there are a few things that we cannot stop or hold on to and those are natural disasters.
There is no stopping of these disasters from happening. When they decide to be furious, they are something that you have to be scared of.
In this article, we are here to share information about some of the worst natural disasters that have been recorded in the past.
These natural disasters make us realise how life can easily be nibbled away in just a matter of mere seconds. Read on to know about how the world can change in just a few seconds.
These natural calamities are a way to make us realise that everything around us is just momentary and anything can happen to us at any given damn moment.
Read on to know more about these worst natural calamities that've changed several lives.
Tsunami waves hit the East coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. This was the largest earthquake known to have ever striked Japan in the recorded history. About 15 million people were claimed to be dead and at least 2,814 people went missing.
Pakistan Earthquake (2005)
This earthquake was 7.6 in the Richter scale and it had its epicenter in Kashmir, near the city of Muzaffarabad. The official death toll of this earthquake was 75,000 people with 106,000 people injured.
New Zealand Earthquake (2011)
This earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3, and it occurred on February 22, 2011. It had severely damaged New Zealand's second-largest city. This earthquake caused a significant damage to Christchurch and also the central Canterbury region.
Indian Ocean Earthquake (2004)
This earthquake had a magnitude of 9.15. This earthquake is also known as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. It is estimated that it killed over 200,000 to 310,000 people along the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South India and Thailand.
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
This earthquake was considered to be the deadliest hurricane to have hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. This hurricane was ranked as the 6th strongest hurricane that had hit the United States.
Cyclone Nargis (2008)
It was the first cyclone known to have hit the northern Indian Ocean in 2008. Over 84,500 people were killed and around 53,800 people went missing.
Haiti Earthquake (2010)
On January 12, 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 rocked Haiti. This is the strongest earthquake known to have hit the country since 1770. It is reported that over 200,000 people died and over 2 million of them were left homeless.