10 Of The Most Devastating Natural Disasters
A natural disaster is something that no one in their lifetime wants to experience as it brings the most horrible things. It can result in death, injury and it’s almost always the cause of horrible financial loses. Not to mention the fact people lose years of memories they’ve been collecting in their homes. The coverage from recent disasters, such as the earthquake in Haiti and the tsunami in Japan surely broke a lot of people’s hearts. The extreme ways the nature works is both horrible and weird. We’ve gathered the ten most outrageous natural disasters that ever occurred in our list below.
Banqiao Dam Failure, 1975
The Banqiao Dam was constructed so it would hold back around 12 inches of rainfall each day. However, in August 1975, the dam broke after a huge storm by the name of Super Typhoon Nina hit the town and brought huge amounts of rain. The dam’s breaking released so many gallons of water the town was covered with a flood 23 feet deep. After the water settled down, over 230,000 people were dead.
Haiyuan Earthquake, 1920
The Haiyuan earthquake was the 4th deadliest earthquake of all time and destroyed 1/3 of China in 1920s. It measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, and killed more than 73,000. The earthquake also caused landslides and large ground cracks, especially close to the epicenter of the earthquake and also made some rivers break loose, killing an additional 200,000 people.