Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are extreme, sudden events caused by environmental factors that injure people and damage property. Earthquakes, windstorms, floods, and disease all strike anywhere on earth, often without warning. As examples, we've chosen disasters that have occurred around the world throughout history.

Hurricanes

Billion Dollar Weather Disasters

Droughts and Famines

2011: Japan Tsunami

Japan in 2012, One Year Later

Tsunamis

Tsunami FAQs From the International Tsunami Information Center

Earthquakes

Floods, Avalanches, and Tidal Waves

Major Storms

Pestilence

Major U.S. Epidemics

Tornadoes

U.S. Tornadoes

Volcanic Eruptions

Volcanoes of the World

Types of Volcanoes

Types of Volcanic Eruptions

Volcanoes in Outer Space

Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions

Recent Volcanic Activity


Flood




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