<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Mood of the topic. posted Tue December 28 2004 02:37 AM
This is possibly the largest disaster in our time, 25000+ killed in 11 countries over 2 continents from a single event. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
26 Dec 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran - official casualty figure is 26,271
1976 Earthquake in Tangshan, China, kills 242,000
1970 Cyclone in Bangladesh kills 500,000
1887 China's Yellow River breaks its banks in Huayan Kou killing 900,000
1883 Krakatau errupts, 34,417+ dead. 40m tidal waves destory 165 coastal villages in Sumatra
1826 Tsunami kills 27,000 in Japan
1815 Volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora on Indonesia's Sumbawa Island kills 90,000
1556 Earthquake in China's Shanxi and Henan provinces kills 830,000
The list could go on and this isn't even taking into account the talleys of 2 world wars, the Rawanda genocide etc... Never mind the countless 1000s writhing in poverty in "developed" nations or 1000s more dying of hunger and preventable diseases in "undeveloped" countries.
Never mind nature, concentrate on the human disaster.
Indeed, let us all pray.