Volcanoes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, and blizzards. All of these natural disasters have a dark history with our planet.
When a global disaster occurs, it can be hard to watch on the news or read about. The damage is quick in action but the devastation can can remain for decades — even centuries. Science may have developed enough over the years to help us prepare for disasters, but we are powerless to stop them.
There is something haunting about a natural disaster. We are mesmerized by their strength and destruction. Sometimes it can be hard to fathom just how much damage a disaster can cause.
The following disasters are some of the worlds worst natural disasters by type.