Natural-disaster meaning

1918 through 1920 - Spanish flu. 50 million to 100 million died worldwide.
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1887 - Yellow River flood. 900,000 to two million deaths.
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1907 - Chinese famine. 24 million deaths.
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1911 - Yangtze River flood. 100,000 deaths.
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1920 - Haiyuan earthquake. 234,117 deaths.
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1922 - Swatow typhoon. 60,000 deaths.
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1927 - Gulang earthquake. 40,000 deaths.
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1928 through 1930 - Chinese drought. 3 million deaths.
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1931 - Floods. 1 million to 4 million deaths.
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1933 - Diexi earthquake. 9,000 deaths.
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1935 - Yangtze River flood. 145,000 deaths.
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1936 - Chinese famine. 5 million deaths.
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1941 - Chinese drought. 3 million deaths.
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1958 through 1958 - Asian flu. 4 million died worldwide.
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1958 through 1961 - Great Chinese famine. Unverifiable number of deaths.
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1966 - Xingtai earthquake. 8,064 deaths.
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1970 - Tonghai earthquake. 15,621 deaths.
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1975 - Banqiao Dam failure. 231,000 deaths.
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1975 - Super Typhoon Nina. 210,000 deaths.
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1976 - Tangshan earthquake. 242,419 deaths.
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2008 - Sichuan earthquake. 68,712 deaths.
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2008 - Winter storms. 133 deaths.

A hurricane or a tornado is an example of a natural disaster.

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Any natural phenomenon that causes great damage and loss of life.
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The emergency situation that is the consequence of such an event.
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The definition of a natural disaster is a catastrophe caused by forces of nature, rather than by man-made forces.
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China is the country that has had the most natural disasters:
  • 540 through 590 - Plague of Justinian. 40 million to 100 million died on multiple continents.
  • 1290 - Chihli Inner Mongolia earthquake. 100,000 deaths.
  • 1300s through 1720s - Black Death. 100 million died on multiple continents.
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1556 - Shaanxi earthquake. 830,000 deaths.
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1850s through 1950s - Third phrase of the bubonic plague. Unverifiable amount died worldwide.
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1876 through 1879 - Northern Chinese famine. 13 million deaths.
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