Top 10 Scariest Natural Disasters

The Top Ten

1 Tsunami

You're at the beach, relaxing- then, a huge eruption of screams is heard. You see in the distance- a wave, far, far larger than any you've seen before- a wave of fear hits you, all the warmth in your body has vanished- and you can hardly move. You struggle to get to your car, but as you pull out, the traffic of other cars blocks your way. You open your door and step outside, to see the wave smack the ground, a slice of water heading right for you.

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.

You can't track them... well, normal people can't, unless you carry a huge device around wherever you go. They kill more than tornadoes... you can TRACK tornadoes by looking at the doppler radar, but tsunami's? Try to look for tsunami's on there!

The thought of a hundred foot wave coming at me at the speed of a jet plane is horrifying. You can't swim because it's too strong, and there's rubble everywhere that can push you even farther down stream.

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.

I would say earthquake because you can't predict it. I was in kos (greece) this summer during a 6.7 earthquake and it was scary as hell and the aftershocks made it even worse. Although the fear of a tsunami also freaked me out at the moments after the earthquake. A 6.7 earthquake already made a huge impact on me, I wouldn't think about a 9 earthquake like in japan...:o

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.

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

Imagine hearing, during strange darkness, a loud whirring sound, and looking out your window, to see an EF5 tornado coming your way- the outside garden gnome comes flying in, then the garden, and the enormous tornado is making its way closer and closer- you scream and gather your family, who is also in an intense state of fear, into the car, and drive, but, when you put the petal to the medal- your car starts going back- shifting gears, you realize that your car is being sucked into the tornado. It's the end.

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.

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.

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.

4 Hurricane

Hurricanes are the most deadly natural disaster ever. Tornadoes have the highest wind speeds, but hurricanes have the most power. Look at these two hurricanes. Odile: Deadliest storm surge than any other hurricane. Katrina: The costliest hurricane in U.S. history. THIS SHOULD BE #1!

When there was a hurricane in 2012, I was on vacation. My dad was driving fast so we could get home. When I turned around and saw the hurricane. But it was far from us and brown.

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

Hurricane Katrina:everyone dies. Hurricane has wind, lightning, and storm surges which are like mini tsunamis. They are the biggest natural disasters being up to 1200 miles

5 Volcano

Sheer silence, and suddenly, a huge eruption sound- filled with dark skies. You go outside, met with sudden coughing, and the skies are pitch black. You see in the distance a light that is growing larger, and realize that Yellowstone has erupted.

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...

your in your house watching TV when the ground rumbles and BOOM u see a mountain explode its top suddenly u see ash coming downwards it engulfs your house and u cough u rush outside and pumice is raining down as well as fireballs a massive one hits your house and lava starts running down the volcano u run when u step in lava and your foot is hurt so u can't walk and u get buried under ash

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.

6 Sinkholes

There is a story of a man who was chillin' at home, when all of a sudden, a sinkhole opened up in the middle of his bedroom- his brother rushed their, and, as the man was sinking into the sinkhole, his brother tried to save him- to no avail. The man emitted his final screams, and his body was never found, despite numerous attempts.

Sinkholes seem like the longest, excruciating deaths you could have with a natural disaster. Tysunamis can drown you and it takes appoximately three minutes to die when drowning. Sinkholes on the other hand sound way worse. Just the though of suddenly being swallowed up by the ground and closed in inside the earth. You quickly suffocate and slowly die. It’s already your own grave.

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!

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..

7 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.

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

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

I never experienced this.

8 Acid Rain

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

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

Very dangerous stuff it is even if it is rare

It destroys everything in its path

9 Forest Fire

Smokey the bear told me to only prevent forest fires

Honestly I will feel safer if a fire was Godzilla.

California in 2018 gave us enough proof for this

10 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

The Contenders

11 Asteroid Impact

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.

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

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

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!

We’ll all be hulks

13 Thunderstorm

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.

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! )

Only one person got struck. I saw

14 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

15 Pandemic

This should be number 1. If you give a Donald Trump a pandemic he uses it to destroy the country. "You don't need me to tell you everything is a mess. Donald Trump is destroying our country..." -Billie Eilish

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.

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

16 Bushfire
17 Landslide

Imagine hiking a mountain, the blazing sun shining against your forehead, and your walking stick knocks down small pebbles. Then, a faint rumbling sound is heard- growing louder, and louder, suddenly, you see millions of boulders tumbling down your way- imagine the sinking feeling of knowing that is your last moment on earth.

Unlikely chance of surviving

18 Blizzards

I'm pretty sure being blinded by white cold snow that melts on your skin at the touch in below freezing weather is terrifying

In certain regions, blizzards are so bad you can't even see more than 4 or 5 meters in front of you.

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

I wouldn't like to be in that

19 Drought
20 Flash Flood

I was in a flash flood in Hawaii. I was also wearing SHORTS AND A T-SHIRT!

21 Fire Swirl

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

22 Sandstorm

Deadly sand dust

Scary, but you CAN survive!

23 Whirlpool
24 Typhoon

Typhoons and Hurricanes are the same thing.

25 Vortex
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