World's worst natural disasters

Published On: Aug 27 2011 10:11:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 11 2013 09:05:15 AM CST

With up to 10,000 feared dead from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, take a look at some of the world's worst natural disasters.

Worst Disasters - 1976 China Earthquake
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

On July 28, 1976, a massive quake, measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale, shook the industrial mining city of Tanshan, China. About 90 percent of the buildings were destroyed and around 255,000 people lost their lives.

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