What was the worst human caused disaster?
the meltdown of the chrenobyle(i know that isn't spelled right) nuclear power plant. the area is still uninhabitable and highly radioactive
This answer is just silly:
1) Genocide in China (1948-1976)
2) Genocide in the Soviet Union
3) Genocide in Cambodia
Just these four make Chernobyl look like a sunny day in the park.
The difference between a natural disaster and a manmade disaster is that a human caused the disaster and a natural disaster is caused by nature. For example a tornado is a natural disaster because nature was behind it but for instance bombing was done by arsonists which are humans so that is classified as a man made disaster.
A non-natural disaster is caused by human activity and is often the result of carelessness or under-caution (e.g. traffic accidents, pandemic, terrorist attack), whereas a natural disaster is when a force of nature becomes extreme and causes destruction to a human community (e.g. earthquake, tsunami, cyclone.)
A natural hazard is an even that has an effect on people resulting in the environment. And a natural disaster is the consequence of the combination of a natural hazard and human activities. So a natural hazard becomes a natural disaster when human activity is involved. Such as when 9-11 happend it involved the environment and human activity Ex: human vulnerability caused by the lack of appropriate emergency management leads to financial, structural and human…
Since you have used the word "disaster" meaning widespread destruction and distress, I would have to say the terrorist attacks on 9/11 to the World Trade Center would be considered the worst aviation disaster that led to about 2,800 deaths. The worst aviation accident, would be the Tenerife disaster was the worst to 747's ran into each other 03/27/77 there were 583 fatalities.
No, the sinking of the RMS Titanic was not a natural disaster. By definition, a natural disaster is a disaster caused by natural forces (like a hurricane or an earthquake), rather than by human action. Though the main cause of the RMS Titanic's sinking was the effect of hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in April 1912, the other cause was human error. So, natural causes did not explicitly cause the RMS Titanic to…
New Zealand's worst disasters resulting in loss of life: NZ's worst earthquake was the Napier Earthquake in 1931 which killed 256 people. The eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886 resulted in 153 deaths. The Tangiwai disaster was NZ's worst train crash. The eruption of Mt Ruapehu in 1953 caused a lahar (mudslide) which derailed a train killing 151 people. A DC-10 flying over Antarctica in 1979 crashed into Mt Erebus killing all 257 people on…
It is a disaster that wasn't caused by mankind. It is a disaster caused naturally, like a major hurricane, a tsunami, an earthquake, a volcano eruption, a flood etc. Any event or force of nature that has catastrophic consequences, such as an avalanche, earthquake, flood, forest fire, hurricane, lightning, tornado, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions; a destructive event that affects the natural world and human communities. An earthquake that causes damage to property and loss of…