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A natural disaster is a sudden event that causes widespread destruction, lots of collateral damage or loss of life, brought about by forces other than the acts of human beings. A natural disaster might be caused by earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruption, landslide, hurricanes etc. In order to be classified as a disaster it will have profound environmental effect and/or human loss and frequently incurs financial loss. [ edit ] Ten deadliest natural disasters * Estimate by Nova's sources are close to 4 million and yet Encarta's sources report as few as 1 million. Expert estimates report wide variance.
EM-DAT Database Please note that we have proceeded to a complete update of the database, including new changes and enhancements which may imply major modifications in the historical data. Feel free to contact us through e-mail E-mail or using our contact form if you have any questions The reproduction and communication of the information obtained using the EM-DAT is authorised by any means and in all forms, provided that the source is mentioned clearly as follows: EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database – www.emdat.be – Université catholique de Louvain – Brussels – Belgium. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Trends and Relationships Period 1900-2011 This section provides numerous pre-made graphs an other figures, which display various trends and relationships within the EM-DAT. On left menu you can visit the following sections: Natural Disasters Trends Technological Disaster Trends ISDR Trends We would like to acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Darren J.