Since thousands of years ago, repeated natural disasters have wiped out some of the earth’s human population. In addition, natural disasters also have an impact in the economic, social and environmental fields. One of the deadliest natural disasters in the world is an earthquake because over the last 5 centuries, earthquakes have caused more than 5 million people to die from it.
The eruption of Minoans on Crete Island, the Tambora Eruption on Sumbawa Island or the Haiti earthquake in 2010 were among the deadliest natural disasters in the history of the world.
Here are 10 of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of the world.
Aleppo (sumber: alchetron.com)
The Black Death (sumber: national geography)
Shaanxi (sumber : walter s. top)
The Shaanxi earthquake of 1556 in China was one of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of the world, killing more than 830,000 people. The devastating earthquake, which occurred on February 14, 1556, struck more than 97 97 districts in Shaanxi Province, Henan, Gansu, Hebel. Shandong, Hubai, Hunan, Jiangshu and Anhui with most of the province’s 60% of the human population died as a result of many people living in artificial caves on the cliffs of Yaodong region collapsed during the earthquake and left many people overlapping to the ground and dying instantly.
Tambora (sumber: smithsonian)
Yangtze (sumber: Alamy)