Ten deadliest natural disasters. Notes: The list does not include several volcanic eruptions with uncertain death tolls resulting from collateral effects (crop failures, etc.), though these may have numbered in the millions; see List of volcanic eruptions by death toll.
Severe flooding occurred during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand.The flooding began at the end of July triggered by the landfall of Tropical Storm Nock-ten.These floods soon spread through the provinces of northern, northeastern, and central Thailand along the Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins.
Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011: Japan earthquake and tsunami, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and killed at least 20,000 people. The event began with a powerful earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which initiated a series of large tsunami waves that devastated many coastal areas.
The Thai government reported 4,812 confirmed deaths, 8,457 injuries, and 4,499 missing after the country was hit by a tsunami caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake on 26 December 2004.
The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku ... Among several factors causing the high death toll from the tsunami, one was the unexpectedly large size of the water surge. The tsunami walls in several of the affected cities had been constructed to protect against tsunamis of much lower heights.
The death toll in Indonesia from Friday's earthquake and tsunami doubled Sunday to more than 830. The earthquake unleashed waves that destroyed everything in their path. Workers dug a mass grave ...
For example, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, with a death toll of over 230,000 people, cost a 'mere' $15 billion, whereas in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in which 11 people died, the damages were six-fold. Note: All damage figures are listed in billions of United States dollars.
This isn't likely to happen on the East Coast, but it could. This is an aerial view of damage to Sukuiso, Japan, a week after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area in March, 2011.
New figures on the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster death toll have been released by Indonesia's National Disaster Relief Coordination Agency. It confirms 126,473 dead and 93,943 missing in Indonesia ...
Tsunami death toll passes 283,000. ... Thailand's toll edged up slightly to 5,390 confirmed dead. A further 3,000 people were listed as missing, more than 1,000 of them foreigners.