Top 10 Natural Disasters

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-Rank: 1st
-Criteria for Ranking: 306 death (the most deadly earthquake in year 2012) -Date: August 11, 2012
-Location: East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
-Type: Twin earthquakes (Magnitude 6.3 and 6.4)
-Description: The earthquake resulted in an estimated 306 deaths, over 5000 injured, most of houses destroyed. -Sources of information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquakes_in_2012#cite_note-98 and http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000bupa.php#details

-Rank: 2nd
-Criteria for Ranking: 30 killed, 109 missing
-Date: June 1, 2012
-Location: Bugimwera village, Uganda
-Type: Landslide
-Description: The landslide resulted in 30 deaths and more than 100 were still missing. There were about 400,000 people required humanitarian help. A great number of houses were destroyed and over 3000 need to be resettled -Sources of information: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/26/mount-elgon-landslide-2012-missing-uganda_n_1626893.html and http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/hundreds-homeless-many-watchful-after-uganda-mudslide

-Rank: 3rd
-Criteria for Ranking: 113 death
-Date: February 6, 2012
-Location: Visayas, Philippines (near island of Negros, and Cebu) -Type: Earthquake (Magnitude 6.7)
-Description: The earthquake resulted in an estimated 113 deaths, about 112 injured; about 15,000 buildings and 17 bridges were destroyed. -Sources of information: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usb0007wgq/#summary and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquakes_in_2012#September

-Rank: 4th
-Criteria for Ranking: 81 death
-Date: September 7, 2012
-Location: Yiliang, Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, China
-Type: Earthquake (Magnitude 5.6)
-Description: The earthquake resulted in an estimated 81 deaths, about 821 injured; more than 6600 houses were flattened and thousands were damaged; about $552 million lost in the earthquake. -Sources of information:...
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