World Atlas

Top 10 Natural Disasters

10) 526 Antioch Earthquake

This was an earthquake that had a death toll of 250,000-300,00.

This was on May 526.

Byzantine Empire (now Turkey).

9) 1920 Haiyuan earthquake

This was an Earthquake that had a death toll of 273,400.

This was on December 16, 1920.

China

8) 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami

This was an Earthquake that had a death toll of 280,000.

This was on December 26, 2004.

Indian Ocean

7) 1737 Calcutta cyclone

This was unconfirmed on whether or not it was a Earthquake or Cyclone, but yet it had a death toll of 300,000.

This was on October 7, 1737

India

6) 1839 India cyclone

This was a Cyclone with a death toll of 300,000.

This was on November 25, 1839

India

5) 1970 Bhola cyclone

This was a devastating Cyclone that had a death toll of 375,000.

This was on November 13, 1970.

East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)

4) 1976 Tangshan earthquake

This was an earthquake with a death toll of 450,000.

This was on July 28, 1976.

China

3) 1556 Shaanxi earthquake

This was a huge Earthquake with a death toll of 830,000.

This was on January 23, 1556

China

2) 1887 Yellow River flood

This was a flooding from one of the biggest rivers in China with a death toll of 900,000-2,000,000

This was on September, October, 1887

China

1) 1931 China Floods

This was a series of floods with a death toll of 1,000,000-4,000,000.

This was on July, August, 1931

China