Top 10 Scariest Natural Disasters


The Top Ten

1 Tsunami

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.

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


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.

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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


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3 Tornado

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.

Tornadoes are terrifying! There is about a 10% chance of you living, and a 95% chance of you dying. Tell me, you gotta have luck like Harry Potter to escape THAT one!

Someone did survive a tornado by hanging on to a fence but most of the time, if you are within distance of a tornado and not inside in the basement or windowless shelter, then you will probably be swept off your feet. I personally think tornados are the scariest since I live in a state where lots of tornados happen. You can predict them and there are sirens to alert you and the news but it’s still scary. The strange thing about a tornado is that they move in a very odd pattern. If you live in a suburban neigborhood, then the house next to you could be destroyed into thousands of pieces and then the house in front of yours would get destroyed and then the house on the other side of yours could get destoryed. I’ve seen News casts of neighborhoods that have had this occurance. Never underestimate a tornado because even if it was an F1, it could quickly develop into something much worse. Always be alert when there is a tornado. - NightJinx

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4 Hurricane

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

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

Don't you people say you can

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5 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.

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...

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

It’s not just the lava that’s the deadliest. It’s the aftermath also. You have time to evacuate before the volcano explodes. Once it does, the lava could flow for miles, burning everything in its path. I’ve seen CACCOONS of people covered in ash and tar. Even when you escape, the gases and radiation from the volcano can be even more deadly than the lava itself. The gases are water vapor which isn’t dangerous but when it combines with carbon dioxide, it could spread for miles and miles, suffocating anything. The vapor could also mix with hydrogen flouride which is even more deadly. So even when you think you are safe, just remember that these gases can spread a vast range of miles. - NightJinx

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6 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.

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..

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

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7 Acid Rain

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

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

U can't us an umbrella so duck for cover ohh wait your already dead

Very rare - NightJinx

8 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

9 Flood

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

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

10 Forest Fire

Honestly I will feel safer if a fire was Godzilla.

The Contenders

11 Asteroid Impact

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

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

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

The radiation from the asteroid could poison and suffocate anything nearby such as plants and animals maybe humans. It killed the dinosaurs which could withstand injuries and chemicals better than we can but it still killed them. Thanks to the technology these days, I think we’d be able to spot if there’s an asteroid army hurtling towards earth. - NightJinx

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12 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

13 Thunderstorm

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

14 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

15 Landslide

Unlikely chance of surviving - NightJinx

16 Bushfire
17 Drought
18 Whirlpool
19 Sandstorm

Scary, but you CAN survive!

By Darude.

20 Rockslide
21 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.

22 Pyroclastic Flow
23 Typhoon

Typhoons and Hurricanes are the same thing.

24 Vortex
25 Fire Swirl

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

26 Blizzards

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

27 Limnic Eruption

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

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