2010, the year of natural disasters

Posted on April 14, 2010 by mark

Nature seems to have risen in recent times. And is that more than 220,000 people have been killed worldwide so far in 2010 as a result of natural disasters. The last one arrived on Wednesday with the earthquake of 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale that has left over 400 dead and 10,000 wounded in the western Chinese province of Qinghai. This is the third major earthquake recorded in just four months.

The largest of these occurred just opened 2010. An earthquake of 7 degrees shook Haiti killing at least 217,000 dead, a figure estimated to amount to 300,000 when fully completed work to clear debris. Two months after the tragedy, some 300,000 people are still recovering from his wounds and some three million victims try to rebuild their lives in the poorest country of America.

The incalculable damage were linked, rather than the force of the earthquake itself, the location of the epicenter, near Port au Prince, where nearly a quarter of the country’s population, and the poor quality of buildings in the area.

But it would be more than a month later, on February 27, when record the movement of soil from greater intensity of these first months of the year. The earthquake in Chile reached 8.8 degrees, making it the fifth worst in history. The consequences could even, according to experts, to modify the Earth’s axis to shorten the length of day at 1.26 microseconds and to alter the geographic position of cities in Chile and Argentina.

The death toll was, however, much lower than that of Haiti, 486 people died, hundreds of them for the subsequent tsunami that hit several areas from Chile and the Juan Fernández archipelago, while another 79 people missing. The number of victims grew to 800,000, while losses were valued at 30,000 million dollars.

A few days later, on 8 March, 51 people died and more than 70 were injured in a new land movement, this time in Elazig (Turkey), in an earthquake of 6 degrees on the Richter scale. Another tremor in Haiti, after the earthquake in January, died March 22 at least four people and three others injured when a building collapsed in Cap Haitien in the north.

The last earthquake that caused fatalities occurred before Wednesday took place on April 4 in Mexico, reaching 7.2 degrees on the Richter scale. Caused two deaths, 233 injuries and minor damage to infrastructure, especially in Mexicali, capital of Baja California, where more than one hundred aftershocks in the days after.

But not all natural disasters this year have been earthwork. Brazil suffered earlier in the month of April, the worst flooding in four decades by heavy rains, a tragedy which skews the lives of more than 200 people left Rio de Janeiro and thousands homeless Brazilians.

Comments (8)


  1. Bizzle says:

    Don’t forget about the other quakes and events this year either. The 7.2 in Calexico on Easter, which is between mexico and san diego, but was felt all the way to L.A. and let off more than 500 aftershocks, the 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan, not as big but still significant, the one in Soloman Islands, 6.9 or 7.0 that one report said caused a tsunami(?), The volcano in iceland that went off last month and just caused a second volcano to go off melting icecaps and sending rivers rising by 11 feet, the unexplained tornado that nobody knows for sure if thats what it was, in India.

  2. Colleen says:

    All these increase of natural disasters are indicative of our Lord’s soon return. According to the Bible disasters of every nature will become more rapid and fierce. There is an earthquake quoted in the Bible that predicts such a monstrous magnitude, that it will flatten mountains. It must be talking about a magnitude of 11 or 12. Let us pray for our nation. God help us all! You can read about this impending earthquake in the Bibles book of Revelation. With the earth”s recent twisting and spiraling it could be VERY soon. The earth is trying to tell us something “BIG” is about to happen.

  3. tunbosun oshatoba says:

    how should the wholw world see and interpret these natural disasters?these disasters are clearly signs.signs of what?signs of the rapture.what is the rapture?the rapture is the sudden unexpected descend of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven to receive his church in the air.before he left for heaven,Jesus said in Mattew 24 that one of the signs to look out for that will signify his return is earthquake.considering the frequency of this natural disaster,i want the whole world to wake up to this realisation that Jesus is coming sooner than we think.Are you ready?please dont be left behind.

  4. Zach Jacobs says:

    I’ve read elsewhere that the earthquakes and other natural disasters are not a problem its normal but they went on to say there were 32 quakes in 1 year. This year quakes have been happening everyday at yellowstone national park some days a few quakes, The earth needs to start over with human life or not. there will always be humans amongst the stars but by the way we do business and make things cheaper to trash such as toxic waste this earth deserves more and I think it’s finally showing its true colors.

  5. Keith Muller says:

    These are all signs of birth pains. Matthew 24 Says it all.
    If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ. Find someone who can help you before it is too late.

  6. Anonymous says:

    … and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and **earthquakes** in divers places.
    All these things are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:7-8.

    The disciples of Jesus asked him about what should take place before his Second Coming and in Matthew 24 he laid it all out. These things that are coming upon us is a warning that Christ’s return is evident.

    “Behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Rev 22:12

  7. aldrich_lucas says:

    As well as the tiny earthquake in Adelaide, Australia today!

    Tweeted this! Follow me at @aldrich_lucas

  8. jaime says:

    i bet u have heard of the mayan calendar, and how it stops on dec. 21, 2010. Could it be what’s happening?
    Or is it Jesus?
    Or is it just the toxic enviroment?

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