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what's the most destructive natural disaster?
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Iberjib wrote:

I would have to say the direct impact full-fledged meteor. But if, that doesn't count then I would have to say the eruption of a supervolcano.





justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

Whatever hits an area with the worst construction or is least prepared for such an event.





IcedPeachTea wrote:

Depends on the magnitude of the disaster, but I would agree with a tsunami.





querkle wrote:

Earth is a few billion years old, recorded history a few hundred years.. I wonder what the chances are we have even seen and recorded anything close to the worst... I think the large tsunami in what 03-04 claimed the most ive ever heard as far as human casualties..


For the longest time I only thought there was one super volcano site and that site being Yellow Stone... And then I find out there are like 4 more.

Justanotherguy. side question. Do you think California is prepared for an earthquake to hit L.A. or San Francisco? Let's say an 8.5?

You kind of have to put Tsunamis and Earthquake as the same event I think. Most of the time an Earthquake has to happen for a Tsunami to happen.
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Your mum!

Infantile jokes aside I'm going to guess a tsunami given how much land they can cover, and the flooding that comes with them.


And if it hits a certain nuclear power plant.


Ooh yes. I take it that's in reference to the one that hit Japan?


Yes. It seems to be really really really bad and the Japanese government is really trying to downplay it.
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crazysouthsider wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:


crazysouthsider wrote:


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Your mum!

Infantile jokes aside I'm going to guess a tsunami given how much land they can cover, and the flooding that comes with them.


And if it hits a certain nuclear power plant.


Ooh yes. I take it that's in reference to the one that hit Japan?


Yes. It seems to be really really really bad and the Japanese government is really trying to downplay it.


That's the government for you, heh heh heh. I do hope they get it sorted, though. It's tragic seeing natural disasters cause so much damage. I will say that one of the good things about living in England as I do, is that you're pretty much free of natural disasters outside of flooding.
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Yes. It seems to be really really really bad and the Japanese government is really trying to downplay it.

That's the government for you, heh heh heh. I do hope they get it sorted, though. It's tragic seeing natural disasters cause so much damage. I will say that one of the good things about living in England as I do, is that you're pretty much free of natural disasters outside of flooding.

I am know re-reading that in a British Accent in my head. The only natural disasters around where I live are flooding and tornados. I feel like Europe in general would be way more exciting.
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crazysouthsider wrote:



Yes. It seems to be really really really bad and the Japanese government is really trying to downplay it.


That's the government for you, heh heh heh. I do hope they get it sorted, though. It's tragic seeing natural disasters cause so much damage. I will say that one of the good things about living in England as I do, is that you're pretty much free of natural disasters outside of flooding.



I am know re-reading that in a British Accent in my head. The only natural disasters around where I live are flooding and tornados. I feel like Europe in general would be way more exciting
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Well don't come to England. All we have are grey clouds, a turd government, and angry people. Oh yes, and bird poo, plenty of that. I should say, despite being from England I don't neccessarily have a posh accent or anything. I'm well spoken in the sense I speak properly, but I live in Yorkshire where the dominant accent is... quite the opposite of sophisticated.
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Your mum!


So true.

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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

Whatever hits an area with the worst construction or is least prepared for such an event.


Justanotherguy. side question. Do you think California is prepared for an earthquake to hit L.A. or San Francisco? Let's say an 8.5?

You kind of have to put Tsunamis and Earthquake as the same event I think. Most of the time an Earthquake has to happen for a Tsunami to happen.


California has fault lines all over the place and has earthquakes a lot. Not 8.5 in severity of course but they do have stronger ones more frequently than other places. Everything they build there at this point is designed to resist an earthquakes destruction. So with that in mind I would say they are more prepared for an 8.5 than,say, Malaysia where they don't experience earthquakes as much and their buildings reflect that by not being designed with any kind of resistance to them. Will an 8.5 possibly destroy both completely? Sure. Does L.A. and San Francisco have a better chance at not being completely destroyed? Yes.
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Most destructive natural disaster that Earth will ever face will be when the Andromeda galaxy collides with our Milky Way. Which is still a ways off...from when the Sun will start its dying process and expand well past our planetary orbit and incinerate everything on Earth.

Before those two? Either a doomsday meteor, a massive volcanic activity, or the next Ice Age. Take your pick.
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I'd say the Sun going super-nova. That still counts as a natural disaster right?
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That's the government for you, heh heh heh. I do hope they get it sorted, though. It's tragic seeing natural disasters cause so much damage. I will say that one of the good things about living in England as I do, is that you're pretty much free of natural disasters outside of flooding.


I am know re-reading that in a British Accent in my head. The only natural disasters around where I live are flooding and tornados. I feel like Europe in general would be way more exciting
.

Well don't come to England. All we have are grey clouds, a turd government, and angry people. Oh yes, and bird poo, plenty of that. I should say, despite being from England I don't neccessarily have a posh accent or anything. I'm well spoken in the sense I speak properly, but I live in Yorkshire where the dominant accent is... quite the opposite of sophisticated.

Sounds like the same here in America... and Canada
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Justanotherguy. side question. Do you think California is prepared for an earthquake to hit L.A. or San Francisco? Let's say an 8.5?

You kind of have to put Tsunamis and Earthquake as the same event I think. Most of the time an Earthquake has to happen for a Tsunami to happen.

California has fault lines all over the place and has earthquakes a lot. Not 8.5 in severity of course but they do have stronger ones more frequently than other places. Everything they build there at this point is designed to resist an earthquakes destruction. So with that in mind I would say they are more prepared for an 8.5 than,say, Malaysia where they don't experience earthquakes as much and their buildings reflect that by not being designed with any kind of resistance to them. Will an 8.5 possibly destroy both completely? Sure. Does L.A. and San Francisco have a better chance at not being completely destroyed? Yes.


I know that region has a lot of earthquakes. What I am worried about is liquefaction in San Francisco.

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Supernova! Black Holes!

Oh you mean on Earth?
Earthquakes that cause tsunamis.


still wrong the worse would have to another galaxy colliding into ours




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an earth it would have to be Global super acidic rain that slowly melts everything including skin, muscle, flesh and all this has been recorded and happened once in early human history


Yellowstone national park erupting (super volcano) which there has been major recent earthquake activity there and its not a good sign

every volcano erupting in the ring of fire at once ~~~ both will change the landscape of the world and cover the world in ASH killing all vegetation and killing off the food chain and making it difficult to walk cause certain types of ash can be sharper than broken glass and making harder to breath

a meteorite striking the earth ocean thats bigger than 500 meters long ~~~ this is on earth event study the terminology of meteorite then you will see why


Diseases, viruses, parasites, fungus's, bacteria, Cancer, Mutations, Genetics, STD's new ones pop up everyday (as expected and there is a fungus that can infect the brain and literally make you attack and eat everything that moves) though every one has a natural resistance to it except those that live in tribes in deep inside heavy forest ~~~ we always have to worry about epidemics and pandemic and plagues you will never know when that game plague inc might turn into reality


the new Madrid fault line that straight in the middle of the US in the Midwest ~~~ it has been documented but not recorded how powerful it was it is estimated to be as powerful as anywhere from 8.7+ ~ it cause a lake to drain and a river to flow backwards for weeks and after shocks were felt for several years that may have ranged from 5 to 8.0s until they weekend enough to die down ~~~ its said to erupt everyone 200 years and the last recorded time was 1812

our magnet poles are said to be weakening or about to reverse itself north will become the new south and south will become the new west ~~the damage would be slow but definitely felt ~~ mars was said to have water once but then its magnetic field went to shit and the suns rays destroyed its ozone layer

then theirs always the possibility of another ice age but its highly doubtful nobody knows how exactly that started or if it even happened watch the movie "Day After Tomorrow" it will hypothetically describe a modern day ice age storm hitting

Serbia is said to have enough frozen methane to turn the earth into a comparable star if melted then ignited

i don't remember what island but there's and island around Africa that is split in half and about to fall into the ocean that will cause a tsunami estimate to be at least 2 miles tall or possibly more that could hit south america in just a few minutes and in the way of over several million people

humans is a product of nature too so you always have to worry about human problems too War nuclear or not, biochemical attacks, and etc

wild fires can be a problem too they are as dangerous since out of all they are the most slow moving when detected after it happens, but they can be ='ly terrifying if not contained or controlled

floods too are the same way

Hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical storms wildly unpredictable they can drop pounds of rain at once with EXTREME WIND speed and it might have a chance to rain down SHARKS


Sharknadoes and Tornadoes pretty self explanatory

THE LIST CAN GO ON FOREVER REALLY AND GROWS WITH EVERY DAY AND CENTURY AND MILLENNIUM






I like the responds. Earth has had some very extreme events in the earth's history like multitude of Geomagnetic reversal and Ice age. Also the 5 mass extinction events. It is very fun to learn about lol.

I think we are over do for a power flu. Like the Spanish flu

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In terms of actual damage and casualties i think it is earth quakes and the subsequent flooding/tsumanis that can happen afterwards. If we are talking on a cosmic scale, you have things like the death of our sun or the collision of the Andromeda galaxy with the milkyway, not to mention gamma-ray bursts which would wipe out all life on earth in a matter of seconds or even something as small as a meteor impact.
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In my opinions It's Verneshots

Definition:
A Verneshot (named after French author Jules Verne) is a hypothetical volcanic eruption event caused by the buildup of gas deep underneath a craton. Such an event may be forceful enough to launch an extreme amount of material from the crust and mantle into a sub-orbital trajectory. [Thanks for the short definition Wikipedia!]

A Micro-Verneshot is a possible explanation for the the 1908 Tunguska event It is estimated that the Tunguska explosion knocked down some 80 million trees over an area of 2,150 square kilometers and the explosion at Tunguska was estimated to be roughly equivalent in strength to the Castle Bravo nuclear test conducted by the United States in 1954

A Verneshot event is also a potential cause of the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction event (AKA the extinction that killed all of earth's mega fauna including the dinosaurs and more.) Can't really think of any other singular earthly natural disaster that could cause a mass extinction that kills about 75% of earth's species of plants animals, and microbiota.
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Sharting.
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