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The Top 5 Deadliest Earthquakes In History

The Top 5 Deadliest Earthquakes In History

Mother Nature’s fury, acts of God, natural disasters, whatever you want to call them, earthquakes are both deadly and destructive, and the damage ranges hugely from event to event. Measured by the Richter Magnitude Scale, often known just as the Richter Scale, this measures the energy emitted by a particular earthquake, and scores it on a range. The worst earthquakes ...

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The 5 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions In History

The 5 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions In History

Some of the deadliest things on the planet hold a certain mystery, be it undiscovered mountains, mysterious rainforests or our topic, volcanoes. There is possibly no better example of the fury of Mother Nature than an erupting volcano – terrifying and catastrophic, when a volcano decides to blow, there’s nothing and no-one standing in its way. I recently travelled to ...

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The Top 5 Worst Rail Accidents Ever

The Top 5 Worst Rail Accidents Ever

Travel, on the whole, is a lot safer now than it ever has been. Whilst thankfully rare, when transportation accidents do occur, they’re often high on the scale of impact. Be it maritime disasters, plane crashes, road-traffic accidents, or in this case, train wrecks, those that we make the news are obviously major events. When a train is at full ...

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The Top 5 Worst Airplane Crashes In History

The Top 5 Worst Airplane Crashes In History

Despite flying being referred to as the safest way to travel long distance, unfortunately flying also involves risks and a number of high profile airplane disasters have highlighted this over the years. Of course the most high profile aviation incident of recent years is the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the hands of terrorist group Al-Qaeda, when two planes were ...

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