Humanity’s Worst Catastrophes

The history of humanity is full of terrible catastrophes and bloody apocalyptic scenarios, of a high level and magnitude. Next, we’ll see the most terrible of all.

“The Conquest” of America

Although the history books do not comment on it in precision, the worst catastrophe of humanity recorded in history, has been the conquest of America, an event in which millions of natives died from the north, to the south of the continent.

A massacre like no other, five centuries ago. But the executioners from Europe were not only satisfied with the gold, lands and property of the original inhabitants, but they raped women and made the few survivors of barbarism slaves.

Haiti’s earthquake

It happened in 2010 and the death toll was 316.000. A deadly landshake that surprised the Haitian country, on January 12 at 4:53 pm local time, with a magnitude of 7.3 degrees on the Richter scale and at a depth of 13 kilometers.

Cyclone Bhola from 1970

It was performed in ancient Pakistan, in the area known as Bangladesh. The death toll is believed to have reached half a million people, due to one of the most terrifying tropical cyclones in recorded history. Almost all of the lowlands of the Ganges succumbed to the flood. On the Saffir Simpsons Hurricane Scale, he qualified with the category.

The 2004 Indonesian tsunami

It was caused by a strong earthquake in the Indian Ocean on December 26, causing the deaths of all the people it encountered in its path; a more approximate figure indicates that about 436,983 people were killed and 42.883 people reported missing, but have not been found to date.

The Kanto earthquake of 1923

The catastrophe occurred on Honshu, the most important island in the archipelago. The most affected cities were Izu Oshima (the epicenter), Chiba, Yokohama, Kanawa, Tokyo and Shizouka.

Approximately 500,000 homes were completely razed and a powerful tsunami was generated with waves of 10 meters, which, among other things, helped put out the fires caused by the strong tremor that exceeded 9 degrees on the Richter scale and left more than 200 thousand people killed that September 1 in Japan.

But without a doubt, after the conquest of the Americas, humanity’s worst catastrophes occurred in the First and Second World Wars, where the numbers of lethal victims are millions and millions of human beings.

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Humanity’s Worst Catastrophes
Source: curiosities  
September 18, 2019

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