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.

it's the morning your on the couch then boom a wave hits your house the house sways as everything starts getting engulfed by the water u see your cat flying away then your washed away to straight into a car u clang on dodging stuff and starting to get washed out to see another wave knocks u off trying to cling on but u can't and u slam into a lamppost and are knocked unconsius and u are rescued but your cat died

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

2 Earthquake

ahh what a nice morning staying inside and reading then the ground shakes things slide to the side u look around and your tumbled on the floor u try to get out of the house but a bed blocks it and the ceiling is going to collapse u rush to the attic when the floor breaks in haklf knocking u downwards u then get crushed under a pile of bricks

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.

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

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.

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!

4 Hurricane

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.

It can cause tornadoes, floods, you name it! And believe it or not, they can cause small earthquakes in the ocean!

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!

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

This is a black hole

7 Flood

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

I never experienced this.

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.

8 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

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

Very dangerous stuff it is even if it is rare

It destroys everything in its path

9 Forest Fire

Honestly I will feel safer if a fire was Godzilla.

Smokey the bear told me to only prevent forest fires

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Only one person got struck. I saw

Ok man up

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 Bushfire
16 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.

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


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

Scary, but you CAN survive!

Deadly sand dust

By Darude.

23 Whirlpool
24 Typhoon

Typhoons and Hurricanes are the same thing.

Just No

25 Vortex
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