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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