Posted at 2:31 PM on May 20, 2008
by Julia Schrenkler
From Bob Collins' Disasters waiting to happen entry on News Cut:
Of course, measuring "worst" is subjective. For some it's death toll, for others it's damage, or both. One scientist, for example, puts Hurricane Katrina on his "top 10" list, even though "only" 1,100 people were killed.
When it comes to natural disasters, no place beats China.
Are you feeling fortunate? Comment on this blog entry with your perspective on the scale and cost of natural disasters.