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The Deadliest Natural Distasters in Recorded History

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Sometimes Nature is deadlier than man - sometimes. The following list includes the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.

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1931 Yellow River Flood, Between 2,000,000 - 4,000,000 dead Report Abuse
this is, by far, the deadliest natural disaster on record.
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1556 Shaanxi earthquake, 830,000 dead Report Abuse
830,000 people died in a matter of minutes. Earthshaking odds.
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1970, Bhola Cyclone, 750,000 dead Report Abuse
One of the largest numbers of people dead from a natural disaster, and relatively recent history.
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1737 Calcutta, India, typhoon, 300,000 dead Report Abuse
A tremendous amount of people dead in one storm.
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1642 Kaifeng Flood, 300,000 dead Report Abuse
300,000 people swept away, makes you shiver.
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1138, Aleppo Earthquake, 230,000 dead Report Abuse
Something about earthquakes is awe inspiring, horrifying, that many people dead in minutes.
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2004, Earthquake/Tsunami Sumatra, 225,000 dead Report Abuse
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Ardabil Earthquake, 150,000 dead Report Abuse
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1923 Great Kavho Earthquake, Japan, 140,000 dead Report Abuse
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2008 Cyclone Nargis, 140,000 dead Report Abuse
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1290 Chihli earthquake, 100,000 dead Report Abuse
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1755 Lisbon Earthquake, 100,000 dead Report Abuse
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1908 Messina Earthkquak, 100,000 dead Report Abuse
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1667 Shemakha earthquake Caucas, 80,000 dead Report Abuse
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1815 Indonesia, Volcano erruption, 80,000 dead Report Abuse
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2005 Earthquake Pakistan, 40,000 Dead Report Abuse
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1883, Krakota Volcano Eruption, 36,000 dead Report Abuse
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1985 Nevado Del Ruiz, Volcano Eruption, 25,000 dead Report Abuse
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