DEADLIEST NATURAL DISASTERS YOU MIGHT HAVE EVER WITNESSED!
DEADLIEST NATURAL DISASTERS
Haiti earthquake was 7.4 magnitude, approximately 25 kms from
Port-au-Prince ,Haiti’s capital. Three millions people were affected by it. 100000 to 160000 people were died in this earthquake. The earthquake caused major damage in port-au-prince. Landmarks, President’s palace, Port-au-Prince Cathedral were destroyed.
Indian Ocean Earthquake:
It was undersea earthquake, caused when the Indian Plate was subducted
( Subduction is a process in which one edge of a plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate) by the Burma Plate and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of Indian Ocean. i this earthquake 230,000–280,000 people killed in 14 countries and with waves up to 30 metres (100 ft) high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest-hit country, followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.
Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. The storm is currently ranked as the third most intense United States land falling tropical cyclone. In this disaster at least 1245 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest United States hurricane. Total property damage was estimated at $108 billion.The cyclone headed generally westward toward Florida and strengthened into a hurricane only two hours before making landfall at Hallandale Beach and Aventura on August 25. after that it emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on August 26 and began to rapidly deepen.The storm caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas.
In Afghanistan there were series of avalanche that destroyed many villages in between 4 Feb 2017 to 6 Feb 2017.Dozens of homes and farms were destroyed, and hundreds of animals died due to the avalanches. Heavy snowfalls also led to blockage of roadways in the mountainous regions. The Afghan Red Crescent Society said that around 2,617 families (15,702 individuals) had been affected by the avalanches.
North India Flood disaster:
On June 2013, a cloudburst occur in North Indian state Uttrakhand caused the devastating floods and landslide. The large scale continuous rainfall was the main cause of floods. It was assmed that more than 5700 were dead and only 934 were residents rest were tourists. Landslide due to floods destroyed several villages and settlements. Some parts of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in India also affected by floods.
Kyushu residents attempted to get through a sleepless night, a strong earthquake killing 32 people and injuring more than 900.The magnitude-7.3 quake hit at 1:25 a.m. on 16 april 2016 and registered upper 6 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale of 7 in Kumamoto Prefecture.As a result of the tremors, the entire city of Kumamoto city was left without water. All residents of Nishihara Village in Kumamoto were evacuated over fears that a nearby dam could collapse.