Which is worst?
Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:17 PM
The one that you are caught up in.
Wikipedia says that in 1931 a flood caused the death of 1 and 2.5 million people in China.
Wikipedia says that in 1556 over 800,000 people died because of an earthquake in China.
Same Wikipedia entry says that there's been several pandemics in which over a million people have died, that over 100 million people died of smallpox during the 20th century, Then there's famines, over 15 million people perished in China just half a century ago.
Wars? Over 40 million died during World War II.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:42 PM
Either way, I will never choose any one of these as both were very much destructive.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:05 AM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:44 PM
The one fact which makes earthquakes more dangerous than other natural disasters however is the fact that, unlike any other natural disaster, because of their nature earthquakes can happen at any place, at any time, with no warning. A surprise.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:04 PM
so it's not the worst imo.
Earthquakes can strike without warning because we haven't figured that out yet.
Even with advances in warnings for tornado's, they can form and touch down (as seen recently in Kentucky
and Indiana) in minutes. Not enough time to seek shelter. Especially, when they come in at 3 a.m.
(And not be nit-picky, but is should be "which is worse" or "what's the worst")
Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:21 PM
Has anyone seen the documentary series - "How the World made us" ? It talks at length about this subject
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:35 AM
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