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The Deadliest Natural Disaster in Parts of Asia in 2021

2021-12-29  |   Editor : houxue2018  
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Natural disasters pose threats and challenges to human survival and well-being. At the same time, their frequent occurrence has become the driving force for mankind to create wisdom, culture, and civilization. Continued global warming not only increases the likelihood of climate-induced disasters (such as droughts, heatwaves, and wildfires), but also increases the likelihood of flood-related disasters, and intensifies the interaction of major ocean floods disasters. Effects, rising coastal water levels, and flooding disasters in inland rivers.

Figure.1 Where a natural disaster is most likely to strike


As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on for the second year, a number of countries around the world battled a wave of extreme weather events from massive earthquakes in Haiti to torrential storms across Europe and Asia.

Volcano Eruption Kills More Than 40 in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted on Dec. 4.2021, devastating the village of Curah Kobokan and killing 45 people, according  to Reuters. Multiple reports indicate that the villagers were not warned about the volcano’s activity, thus preventing evacuation efforts. On Dec. 17 authorities raised the death toll to 48 and warned of a possible new eruption, according to The Associated Press. Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia, as well as the Philippines and Japan, faces recurring volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Cyclone Tauktae Kills at Least 200 in India

Before Cyclone Tauktae reached the Indian coastal state of Gujarat on May.1, the storm had already killed six people and added at least 109 others to its toll after landfall, according to the Indian Express. However, later reports found that Tauktae had wrought further destruction in the Arabian Sea, where an additional  86 people who were aboard a tugboat and barge drowned.

Flash Floods Kill 201 in India and Nepal

Torrential rain fell across Nepal and the Indian states of Kerala and Uttarakhand during the week of Oct. 18, bringing with it significant flooding and landslides and claiming the lives of 201 people, according to CNN.

Floods, Landslides in China Kill at Least 302

Torrential rain fell, and waters swept through China’s Henan province, triggering floods and landslides that took the lives of at least 302 people on July 20, according to BBC News. Additionally, thousands of homes were damaged, the bulk of which were in the provincial capital of Zhengzhou.

Super Typhoon Rai Kills 375 in the Philippines

A typhoon slammed into the Philippines on Dec. 16, displacing hundreds of thousands of people, killing at least 375 and injuring 500 more, according to BBC News. With winds as high as 195 kph (120 mph), the damage wrought has been devastating, with many buildings unsalvageable. On average, the country experiences 20 storms each year.


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