Top Ten Worst Natural Disasters of 21st Century(With Pictures)

Natural disasters are sudden events that trigger widespread destruction, plenty of collateral loss or damage of life, brought about by forces apart from the acts associated with human beings. A natural disaster may be caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruption, flooding, landslide, hurricanes, etc.

The planet is in an invariable state of flux, focus to tremendous stresses that may cause serious effects. When most events take place without any perceptible effects, some of them can wreak serious havoc on individual and property. Top 10 Worst Natural Disasters of 21st Century, are as follows:

1. 2010 Haiti Earthquake:

27 Feb 2010, Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Destroyed homes in downtown in Port Au Prince Jan 12th Earthquake Aftermath, Port Au Prince, Haiti — Image by © Cameron Davidson/Corbis

On January 12, 2010, the earthquake that struck Haiti, had a magnitude of 7.0 at 16:53 local time (21: 53 UTC). The earthquake’s epicenter was positioned close to Leogane. Even though death toll was lower than almost every other earthquake disasters significantly, the resulting damage to property and person makes this probably the most devastating disasters in the 21st century.

Around three million individuals were affected by the particular earthquake. Death toll estimates range from 100,000 to about 160,000 to Haitian government statistics from 220,000 to 316,000 which have characterized as deliberately inflated by the Haitian authorities widely. The federal government of Haiti calculated that 250, 000 homes and 30, 000 business centers had collapsed or were damaged severely. Moreover, this earthquake is considered as one of the Worst Natural Disasters in the history of world.

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