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World's Worst Natural Disasters

CGI IMAGE: Karen Kosiba watching tornadoes in the distance.
Historic floods, destructive fires, violent earthquakes: Mother Nature's reign of terror has spanned thousands of years. Now, 10 world experts formulate a list of the most important natural disasters of all time. They demonstrate that natural disasters are out of our control and will continue to ravage our planet, but we can learn from past events to minimize their impact when they strike again.