Jan 23, 1556
Shaanxi Earthquake1.n Jan. 23, 1556, the deadliest earthquake ever recorded occurred in the Shaanxi province and the neighboring Shanxi province, located in northern China.
2.he catastrophic earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 8 and killed approximately 830,000 people.
3.This death toll is believed to have reduced the population of both provinces by about 60 percent.
Central China Floods1.The worst natural disaster in history, the Central China Floods occurred from July to August 1931, when the Yangtze River overflowed and caused a series of floods.
2.As a result of the massive flooding, an estimated 3.7 million people died from drowning, disease and starvation.
3. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 51 million people, or one-fourth of China's population, were affected by the Central China Floods.
Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami1.On Dec. 26, 2004, an undersea, magnitude-9.3 earthquake, with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
2.resulted in a devastating tsunami that hit the coasts of several countries in South and Southeast Asia.
3.The Indian Ocean earthquake and its resulting tsunami killed an estimated 225,000 to 230,210 people.