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.
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.
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.
Typhoon Haiyan “Yolanda”, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record. It was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in early November 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,166 people in that country alone. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.
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.