Top 10 Scariest Natural Disasters


The Top Ten

1 Tsunami

RIght after the big first on there's a bigger one right after

Lets be honest and ask ourselves what will happen if you see a Tsunami in real life with your own eyes. I'll tell you what will happen. You are not going to live. It's as simple as that. Nothing can stop a Tsunami. Period. You will either drown to death, which takes 3 minutes to die, or you will die in another way just as bad. TSUNAMIS ARE THE WORST.

All these natural disasters are horrible in there on way but a gigantic wave coming in from miles out, has the edge. I would probably die from the freight of seeing one.

Big wave coming at you, little to no warning, wall of water 100 feet high and a 300 feet in length, no where to go, crushed by hundreds of tons of force, rebel being swept on top of you, water can go miles inland where no one expects I to go, there is always more than one tsunami that hits when a tsunami hits causing more damage

2 Earthquake

It can happen without warning. Buildings fall down, people run through the streets. Other disasters can come from it. It causes the tsunamis and landslides that killed hundreds of thousands. The 2004 tsunami was caused by a magnitude 9 earthquake. Plus, there's the fires that rage on due to destroyed gas lines. You can't escape, because roads have been destroyed. Electricity goes out, and you can't get running water because pipes are destroyed. The downed power lines serve as a hazard. There's rubble and glass in the streets, and you might be trapped under it. And it gets worse as smaller earthquakes called aftershocks follow. - ethanmeinster

You can literally predict any natural disaster except this one, and it's effects are much worse and unpredictable than any others. All are scary, but this is the worst.

Earthquakes, are the scariest ones. Cause they demolish Buildings and almost anything else. They open giant cracks on the Floor and also cause Tsunamis. -RMJ

Come on this has to be number 1. This can be deadly and I am scared for the big earthquake that will hit California! Earthquakes cause Tsunamis

3 Tornado

Not as deadly as other disasters, but the suspense is what really gets you. The whole sky turns dark, things get eerily silent & then the tornado makes the eeriest of noise. Then a black funnel of death materializes & slowly approaches you. You can suffocate, get crushed by debris, get trapped or even get sucked up & tossed to your death. There can be hundreds of them at a time, some even enormous EF5 tornadoes, with the destructive capacity to eat your entire house. And there is very little warning before they appear.

Tornadoes happen everywhere

Personally, I believe tornados are the scariest. Things like tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes, you can all PREDICT them weeks or even months ahead of time. You can escape. Sure, you may lose your house, or your car, but at least you are ALIVE (assuming you heeded the warning). But with tornadoes? Nope. it just appears. You try to get out, all roads are blocked by maniacs trying to leave. It's scary as hell.

Tornadoes are terrifying. Just imagine being in your house, when all of a sudden you hear the Tornado Sirens start going off. You go outside and see a huge funnel wiping out everything in it's past. These things can last from 1 minute to 1 hour, destroying everything and everyone in its path.

4 Hurricane

Especially if you live in Florida and it's august

Why is tornado higher? Hurricanes can CREATE tornadoes, and hurricanes are basically bigger tornadoes

Hurricanes are scary, but you have a lot of time to evacuate before it make landfall. - NicholasYellow

MY top ten worst hurricanes #1 hurricane Katrina. #2 hurricane Mitch #3 hurricane Wilma #4 hurricane Andrew #5 hurricane Camille #6 hurricane Irma #7 hurricane sandy. #8 hurricane Mathew. #9 hurricane Ivan #10 hurricane Isabel

5 Volcano

Scary can’t outrun it

Every natural disaster here (maybe except for hurricanes and definitely volcanoes) end in a short amount of time. Volcanoes don't just erupt. They spread, they kill a whole part of the ocean, they cover a whole island with ash, they burn everything in their path, cause forest fires, and were contagious. No human had ever found out a way to survive a volcano...

Good lord! How is this not higher? How would you like to suffocate in a humongous blob of pyroclastic flow, or better yet- be burnt to a crisp? How would you like the flesh to melt off your skin? I vote this to be higher than tsunami.

If the super volcano in yellow stone were to erupt. Everything in a 60mile radius would be desimated and then after the survivors would die because of the lack of crop due to the ash in the atmosphere

6 Acid Rain

It destroys everything in its path

Very dangerous stuff it is even if it is rare

Acid rain is bad but it is just rain which is acidic because of burning resources causing pollution so it mostly just kills plants and bugs but it wont kill you if you touch it as it is much weaker than normal acid the only bad thing that will happen is a very small chance to get health problems by the pollution

Acid rain caused by the air pollution is toxic to humans due to the nitrogen oxides and various chemicals present on the rain. Additionally; acid rain is known to damage lakes and rivers populated by fish. The chances of getting health problems vary by severity of the pollution. - illusion

Now you can't use an umbrella so whats going to happen

7 Sinkholes

This is like being buried alive and no one can go rescue you because its way too dangerous and the sinkhole might close up! And even if you are still alive after you fall you can't get out you have to wait for your death!

Sinkholes are a big fear of mine. Imagine suddenly being swallowed up by the ground without any warning.

We have lots of sinkhole problems where we live because of dolomite and lots of rain.It's in the news almost every week.And there is a dolomite mine nearby so that doesn't help. - Francois21

Ou fall in a huge hole in the world out of nowhere than you get barried alive..tsunamis scare me too but sinkholes can happen anywhere at any time and I don't think anyone has ever survived a sinkhole incident..

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8 Flood

Even if you don’t drown and you dread the waters, the flow of the rapids could swallow you under, debris impales you, or you get attacked by a ten foot gator or snake. - NightJinx

Not as scary as it seems I have been trough 4 inch rainfall

Imagine that verything in your house is going to be wet and everything will go away

9 Avalanche

Would you be happy if a huge jumble of rocks was crashing down right behind you and you had no way to stop it? Didn't think so

10 Forest Fire

Honestly I will feel safer if a fire was Godzilla.

The Contenders

11 Asteroid Impact

This could destroy the whole planet. An asteroid is basically a cosmic nuke. - RubyParagon

If one hits humans and all other life forms may die out. - Gabriola

It killed the Dinos so we should be afraid of this more than tsunamis or earthquakes! (not to mention meteors manipulate other natural disasters)

Asteroids didn't kill the dinos I did lol

12 Gamma Ray Burst

Probably not going to happen for thousands, maybe millions of years, but if it did happen, it would be scary! - pepeagrees1

HULK SMASH - NightJinx

We’ll all be hulks

13 Waterspout

Not really that scary as soon as it gets to land it doesn't sort of dies. But just imagine fish or other living creatures dropping out of the air

14 Thunderstorm

Only one person got struck. I saw

Deadly, but 1/700,000 chance to be struck, and even if you do get struck you can survive (don't know how people manage to survive 50,000 Fahrenheit temperature, which is MANY times higher than lava! )

I have a crazy fear of lightning b/c I think it will kill me with fire! I don't understand how everyone else acts so CALM when there's a thunderstorm. Even though I know that hardly any people are killed by it.

Ok man up - Spiritualsavedboy

15 Bushfire
16 Landslide

Unlikely chance of surviving - NightJinx

17 Pandemic

When epidemics reach greater proportions, you get a pandemic. Most disasters are scary enough, but few have the power to wipe out all of humanity like a pandemic does. - macaryl95

Two words; BLACK DEATH. very hard to stop when started.

18 Drought
19 Flash Flood
20 Whirlpool
21 Typhoon

Just No

Typhoons and Hurricanes are the same thing.

22 Sandstorm

Deadly sand dust

Scary, but you CAN survive!

By Darude.

23 Rockslide
24 Blizzards

I wouldn't like to be in that

Not to scary I've been through like ten but worth mentioning

25 Pyroclastic Flow
26 Vortex
27 Fire Swirl

A tornado made out of fire how do you survive. But still not as scary as a tsunami.

28 Limnic Eruption

A giant asphyxiatiating cloud of carbon dioxide that is also invisible to the naked eye is what this rare occurrence is.

29 Heatwaves
30 Megatsunami

Mega 1 this should be at top

Scary natural disaster caused by certain events such as an asteroid impact. - lapra

31 Megadrought

This is going to happen...and very soon.

Form of drought that lasts long measuring of decades - lapra

32 Storm Surge

Deadly natural disaster caused by severe tropical storms. - lapra


33 Supervolcano

What is this?

Very large volcanoes that have the capacity to do extreme damage, way worse than what a regular volcano can do. - 0w0uwu

34 Megaquake

Imagine a mega earthquake over a 10.0 passing across your state. IT COULD DESTROY YOUR WHOLE COUNTRY! Well it's very rare but at least it is rare and it doesn't destroy your continent...BUT HOLY MAN!

35 Hailstorms

Severe hail that causes moderate to severe structural damage - lapra

36 Solar Flare

Natural space disaster when the sun releases massive amounts of energy damaging electrical powered machinery, satellites and other space craft. - lapra

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