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What natural disaster did the most damage to humans in rescent recorded history?

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001


The Great Flood. How recent are we talking about?

-- Laura (, December 30, 2001.

Lets give it 200 years and remember the questions says damage to humans, not damage to property; tell us about your flood.

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001.

Hmm, If it affected all humans guess it would be something that had to with the atmosphere (ozone layer), but i can't think of any disaster that was not man-made. Second guess would be ocean related, but again I can't think of anything that was not traced to mankind.

When I think natural disaster I think earthquakes, floods, volcanos, tidal waves, hurricanes, and drought. I can't think which of these caused the greatest single loss of life, but again, I don't think single loss of life is the damage you are referring to.

When you say damage, I take it as something permenant that has changed mankind. The only thing I can think of is drought, cause it tends to be more widespread and longer in duration. Now which drought and where??

-- Rudy (, December 30, 2001.

The question does not say "all humans", natural disasters refers to lose of life at one time, or due to one event.

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001.

I would say an earthquake during the 1900's but don't know off the top of my head any more specific than that.

-- Melissa (, December 30, 2001.

You are correct Melissa, Tangshan, China, 1976, July 28th at 3:42 a.m.; over 242,000 people died when their homes collapased on them in their beds. But the biggest life taking earthquake came in 1556, again China with over 830,000 at one time but this was before the time limits put on the question.

So, the new question: In what country are the people least dense, population wise?

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001.


-- Bob in WI (, December 30, 2001.

Right Bob.

One more new question: There are 15 words in English that use L and then C within themand in order, can you name 5 of them?

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001.

Wow, that is an unbelievable amount of people to die, what a terrible tragedy for those poor people.

-- Melissa (, December 30, 2001.


-- DW (, December 30, 2001.

4 to go for that gold star, DW.

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001.

I made a mistake in the posting of that last one, the L followed by a C and then one more letter should have been asked for in order to qualify fitting in to the 15 word count. There are hundreds of words that use L before C with more than one letter afterwards. These senior moments are overstepping their usefullness.

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001.


-- Annie (, December 30, 2001.

ooops, thought of another one...belch!

-- Annie (, December 30, 2001.


Delco?.....probably not

-- Jason in S.Tenn. (, December 30, 2001.

welch, gulch, belch (excuse me), filch, milch?

How about those?

-- Debbie from S IL (, December 30, 2001.

That flies Debbie; as would wilco, and normalcy also.

-- mitch hearn (, December 30, 2001.

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