Disaster 2010 - Till Now

"A disaster is a natural or man-made hazard that has come to fruition, resulting in an event of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life, or drastic change to the environment. A disaster can be ostensively defined as any tragic event with great loss stemming from events such as earthquakes, floods, catastrophic accidents, fires, or explosions" .. is the term what wikipedia describs about the term disaster. But we have seen so so many disaster going on from 2010. So today I am collecting all the natural disaster that occured from 2010 till now.

7.0 Magnitude Earthquake : Haiti
Tuesday afternoon, January 12th, the worst earthquake in 200 years - 7.0 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from the Caribbean city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A quake-destroyed building in the streets of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on January 12th, 2010. (Tequila Minsky)

8.8 Magnitude Earthquake : Chile
At 3:34 am local time, February 27th, a devastating magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded.  
Cars lie overturned after the highway they were travelling on was destroyed in an earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. (Marco Fredes)

BP Oil Spill : Louisiana
Late on the night of April 20th, 50 miles from the shore of Louisiana, a fire broke out aboard the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig under lease by BP, with 126 individuals on board.
The Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning Wednesday, April 21, 2010.Gerald Herbert) 

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake : China
On April 14th, residents of China's remote Yushu County, located on the Tibetan plateau, were awoken by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake.
Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of quake demolished building in Yushu county, in northwest China's Qinghai province on April 16, 2010. (Getty Images)

Oil Explosion : Gulf of Mexico 
In the three weeks since the April 20th explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the start of the subsequent massive (and ongoing) oil leak, many attempts have been made to contain and control the scale of the environmental disaster.  
Oil burns during a controlled fire May 6, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard is overseeing oil burns after the sinking, and subsequent massive oil leak, from the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform off the coast of Louisiana. (Justin E. Stumberg)

Thunderstorms : Kentucky
In May, powerful thunderstorms drenched Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi, dumping over 13 inches of rain on the region in two days.
Airplanes sit partially submerged in floodwater at the Cornelia Fort Airpark Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Jeff Roberson) 

Heavy Rainfall : Around Europe
Over the past month, heavy rainfall from different storms across parts of Europe has caused massive amounts of flooding - some water moving slowly across river plains and farmland, some moving swiftly through cities and villages.
An aerial view shows the flooding near the village of Swiniary, in Central Poland, on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
 
Volcanic Eruption : Guatemala
Residents of Guatemala and parts of neighboring Honduras and El Salvador have had to cope with a volcanic eruption and ash fall, a powerful tropical storm, the resulting floods and landslides.  
A car remains buried near the area where 11 people died when a landslide destroyed their home on the northern outskirts of Guatemala City on May 31, 2010. (Johan Ordonez)

Powerful storms: Northeast
Powerful storms have wreaked havoc in many places, torrential rains in central Europe and parts of China, tornadoes in Australia, Montana and the American Midwest, and strong thunderstorms across the northeast.
Lightning lights up the night sky of Roswell, New Mexico as a thunderstorm passes through town on July 14, 2010. (AP Photo)

Oil Pipelines Explosion : China
In the northeastern port city of Dalian, China, two oil pipelines exploded, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and burning for over 15 hours, destroying several structures - the cause of the explosion is under investigation.  
Firefighters try to contain the flames from a pipeline explosion in Dalian, China on Saturday, July 17, 2010. (AP Photo)

Landslide : China
At midnight on Sunday, August 8th, a temporary lake caused by a recent landslide broke loose above the town of Zhouqu, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China.
An old couch floats down a street after the massive landslide in Zhouqu, China on August 12, 2010. (Getty Images)

Worst Flooding : Pakistan
It is only the start of the monsoon season, but already Pakistan is experiencing some of the worst flooding it has seen in over 80 years. Entire villages have been washed away, an early estimate of over 1,600 deaths so far and over 2 million displaced or otherwise affected.  
A man marooned by flood waters, alongside his livestock, waves towards an Army helicopter for relief handouts in the Rajanpur district of Pakistan's Punjab province on August 9, 2010. (Stringer) 

Wildfire : Russia
The intense heat and drought affecting central Russia has been drying out trees and peat marshes, which have been catching fire recently, burning forests, fields and houses across a massive region.
Flames travel along a forest floor as the parched grass and trees burn near a suburb of Voronezh on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. (Mikhail Metzel)

Toxic Red Sludge : Hungary
On Monday, October 4th, a large reservoir filled with toxic red sludge in western Hungary ruptured, releasing approximately 700,000 cubic meters (185 million gallons) of stinking caustic mud, which killed many animals, at least four people, and injured over 120 - many with chemical burns.  
An aerial view of the red mud covered streets and debris scattered in Devecser, Hungary, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (Gyoergy Varga)

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake : Indonesia
Indonesia was rocked by two separate disasters earlier this week - a 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami on Monday that swept onto the Mentawai Island chain in western Indonesia, and less than 24 hours later and a few hundred miles away, Mount Merapi erupted multiple times, unleashing searing pyroclastic flows that destroyed villages and blanketed the countryside in ash.
Paramedics wheel a burned, ash-covered villager on a stretcher as Mount Merapi erupts, at Kaliurang village in Sleman, on October 26, 2010 near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti)

Wildfire : Israel
December 5th, Israeli authorities said that they had finally gained control of a raging four-day wildfire in the Carmel Forest near the city of Haifa, Israel. The fire was the worst in Israel's history, consuming about 10,000 acres of forest and about four million trees.
Fire rages out of control in the Carmel Forest near Israel's northern city of Haifa on December 02, 2010. (Moran Mayan)

Floods and Mudslides : Brazil
Last week, a series of flash floods and mudslides struck the Serrana mountain region near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, destroying buildings roads and more. Nearly 14,000 people are now homeless, 759 are reported to have been killed and another 400 remain missing in this, Brazil's worst-ever natural disaster.
Rescue workers search for victims after heavy rains caused mudslides in a low-income neighborhood in Teresopolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 12, 2011. (Vanderlei Almeida)

Flooding : Australia
Seasonal flooding across eastern Australia has been widespread and devastating this spring - their wettest on record.  
A wallaby stands on a large round hay bale, trapped by rising flood waters outside the town of Dalby in Queensland, Australia on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. (Anthony Skerman)


Devastating Earthquake : New Zealand
With hundreds still missing, and 75 already confirmed dead, rescuers struggled to find survivors on the second night after a devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city Tuesday. 
The collapsed Pyne Gould Guinness building trapped dozens of people. “We’ve been pulling 20 or 30 people out of those buildings right throughout the night,” police Superintendent Russell Gibson said Wednesday morning. (Mark Mitchell)

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake : Japan
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Japan March 11th. The quake -- one of the largest in recorded history -- triggered a 23-foot tsunami that battered Japan's coast, killing hundreds and sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, and boats. 
Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11. (Kyodo News)


Icelandic eruption
Barely a year after a similar eruption in Iceland forced the biggest closure of European airspace since World War II, the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland on May 21, 2011 has caused hundreds of travel delays.
A plane flies past a smoke plume resulting from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland, May 21, 2011. Airlines began canceling flights to Britain because of the ash cloud from the volcano reaching its airspace, although experts expected no repeat of travel chaos from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull a year ago. (Olafur Sigurjonsson/Reuters) 

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake: IranTwin earthquakes hit northwest Iran near the Azerbaijan border, injuring thousands and killing over 300.
Earthquake victims walk past rubble and demolished houses in this undated handout photo taken in an undisclosed location in northwest Iran

China earthquake: Sichuan province 2013
A powerful earthquake hit the Sichuan province of China near Ya'an city over the weekend reportedly killing some 200 people. 
 A rescuer walks in front of a damaged building after Saturday's earthquake in Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 22.


 
 

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  1. Nice Compilation of Disasters...
    Thanks for sharing... now what next ?

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  2. Hopefully, We pray nothing bad happens next !!

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