World’s deadliest natural disasters

World & Nature

This chart (World’s deadliest natural disasters) is created by TitleMax , depicts the most devastating natural disasters ever recorded in each category, complete with death toll, location, and even runners-up. This is one list you definitely don’t want to top.

Europe and the United States are somewhat less susceptible to be victims of natural disasters, but that doesn’t mean they escaped the chart altogether. Western Europe can lay claim to the deadliest heat wave in history, which took 70,000 lives in 2003. As for wildfires, Wisconsin burns the brightest; 2,500 people perished in the Peshtigo fire of 1871.


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