History's Most Devastating Natural Disasters

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Natural disasters can occur without warning, as is the case with earthquakes and tsunamis. Other natural disasters are the result of weather, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding. Thanks to modern science, it may be possible to predict a natural disaster such as a hurricane in advance, giving people some time to evacuate before the event occurs. Other times, residents have only moments to seek shelter. In ancient times, weather prediction was impossible, which typically resulted in mass casualties from storms. History's most devastating natural disasters illustrate the amazing power of atmospheric conditions and Earth's geology.

By: Steven Moore