Natural disasters prove the amazing power Mother Nature beholds. Anything created by humanity, and even humanity itself, can be destroyed by nature.
Striking with little warning, hurricanes are among the most powerful natural disasters because of their size and potential for destruction.
Earthquakes can be equally devastating, killing thousands and changing the course of history.
While tornadoes are relatively brief they are violent, potentially causing winds in excess of 300 kilometres per hour.
Flooding is the most common natural hazard while only one sand geyser has been reported in human history.
In Australia we are no strangers to drought, a natural disaster often exacerbated by widespread bush fires.
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