World's worst natural disasters

Published On: Aug 27 2011 10:11:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Jan 12 2015 09:22:02 AM CST

With today marking the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic 2010 Haitian earthquake, 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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