BBC Earth: World's Worst Natural Disasters

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This collection of video clips describes the worst earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, avalanche and lake overturn in recorded history as measured by estimated death tolls. The disasters featured here include an earthquake that killed nearly one million people and a volcano that lowered temperatures around the globe and caused "the year without a summer". No matter what their scale, all natural disasters are tragic. We recognise that comparing the severity of different events across long periods of time is somewhat subjective.

Episode Description

1

World's Worst Forest Fires

2

Torrents Of Terror (Floods)

3

Alpine Avalanches

4

Tsunami - Killer Waves

5

Devastating Land Slides

6

Killer Volcanoes

7

When The USA Shook

8

Devasted Countries

9

Tremors From Hell

10

Killer Cyclons

11

Hurricanes Of Hell

12

Tornados

13

Extreme Climate