World's worst natural disasters

POSTED: 08:16 PM PDT Aug 27, 2011    UPDATED: 09:12 AM PDT Mar 11, 2015 

Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of a tsunami devastating Japan. Here's a list of the world's worst natural disasters.

worst natural disasters - China Earthquake 2008
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Courtesy of Miniwiki.org

China's biggest earthquake in a generation struck May 12, 2008. It left tens of thousands dead, missing or buried under the rubble of crushed communities, plunging the nation into an all-out aid effort. Troops and rescue teams struggled by air, land and water to reach areas of southwestern China stricken by the huge quake that demolished schools, homes and factories.

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