10 terrible disasters in human history have harmed not only people and possessions but also badly affected the environment for many years to come.
The 7-magnitude quake at 8.1 miles deep rocked Haiti on January 12, 2010.The most powerful earthquake in Haiti since 1770 has claimed more than 200,000 lives, leaving 2 million people homeless.
The earthquake in Pakistan in 2005 had a epicenter in the Kasshmir region near Muzaffarabad city.75,000 people died and 106,000 were injured as a result of the terrible disaster in this human history.Haiti then received a total of $ 5.4 billion in donations from around the world to support people and rebuild the country.
Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the sixth strongest storm in the history of landing in the United States.It has caused property losses of up to 81 billion USD.
Although only within 10 seconds, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami caused 200,000 to 310,000 people living in coastal areas in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
Great seismic road (ie: a big earthquake in Tangshan, China) on July 28, 1976 was the cause of the death of 240,000 people and injured 164,000 others.This is the biggest earthquake in the history of humanity in the 20th century.
The 9-magnitude earthquake with tsunamis on the east coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 resulted in about 15,846 deaths, 6011 injuries and 3317 missing people.The earthquake-tsunami also caused a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Since mid-July 2011, the Horn of Africa countries such as Kenya, Somalia, Ethipoa and Djibouti have fallen into a severe food crisis caused by the worst drought in 60 years.
The flood in Mozambique (2000) occurred after constant pouring rain for 5 consecutive weeks.It left 800 people dead and severely affected the farmland.
20-40 million people in Asia, Europe and North America died in a flu pandemic that began in March 1918.
The tuberculosis outbreak in Europe in the 17th century, which lasted for nearly 200 years, is believed to be responsible for the deaths of 1,650 people.