The 1918 flu pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic. In the year 1918 to 1919, the flu struck the world that resulted in around 35 million to 75 million deaths all around the world. It infected 3 to 5 percent of the world’s population, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.
In late May, 526 AD, an earthquake struck in Syria and Antioch, which were then part of the Byzantine empire. The quake caused the port of Seleucia Pieria to rise up by nearly one meter, resulting in the silting of the harbor. It was the 3rd deadliest earthquake of all time. The quake is estimated to have been over 7 on the Richter scale (VIII on the Mercalli scale). After the earthquake a fire broke out which razed all buildings that had not already been destroyed.
It was a tropical cyclone that hit the east Pakistan named as Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal on November 12, 1970. The death toll of this disaster was between 500,000 to 1000,000. It is also amongst the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded, and one of the deadliest disasters of all the time.
Major Disasters Tsunami In the year 2004, another great disaster in the world took place in the Indian Ocean known as Tsunami. It was an earthquake in the undersea killing ample amount of people and communities all over. The magnitude was around 9.0 and the death count was 230,000.
Cyclone Nargis was one of the deadliest, worst natural disasters in the history of Myanmar during early May 2008. On Friday the cyclone produced landfall in Myanmar, 2 May 2008, delivering a storm rush 40 kilometers up the thickly populated Irrawaddy delta, leading to devastating destruction plus at least 138,000 deaths.