How many natural disasters happened in 2016?

About 194 major natural disasters affected millions of people worldwide in 2016. Armed conflicts claimed tens of thousands of lives. This year saw a record 65.3 million people forcibly displaced.

What is the biggest catastrophe in the world?

Ten deadliest natural disasters since 1900 excluding epidemics and famines

Death toll (estimate) Event* Location
100,000–316,000 2010 Haiti earthquake Haiti
145,000 1935 Yangtze flood China
143,000 1923 Great Kantō earthquake Japan
138,866 1991 Bangladesh cyclone Bangladesh

What are the top 5 worst disasters?

Here are just eight of some of the largest, deadly and costly natural disasters throughout modern history.

  • The 1900 Great Galveston Storm.
  • The 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
  • The 2019 and 2020 Australia wildfire.
  • The 2017 Hurricane Maria.
  • The 1815 Mount Tambora eruption.
  • The 1986 Lake Nyos eruption.
  • The 1970 Huascarán avalanche.

What major disasters happened in 2016?

The four costliest natural disasters in 2016 were a flood in China (US$ 22 billion), the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan (US$ 20 billion), a flood and Hurricane Matthew in the USA (US$ 10 billion, each). Thirty-two other disasters resulted in damages between US$ 1 and 5 billion, for a total of US$ 69.1 billion.

What’s the worst event in history?

Wars and armed conflicts

Event Lowest estimate Duration
World War II 70,000,000 6 years and 1 day
Mongol conquests 30,000,000 199 years
Taiping Rebellion 20,000,000 14 years
European colonization of the Americas 8,400,000 199 years