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.

China Earthquake 2008
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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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