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5 accidents in history that costed too much

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According to the World Health Organization, approximately 100,000 people die each year as a result of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms, tsunamis, floods, wildfires, and droughts, while over 150 million people are affected. Natural disasters have been a part of human life from the dawn of time, yet from the first tragedies have been lost to history. According to a 2020 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, a cataclysmic volcanic explosion on the ancient Mediterranean island of Thera (now Santorini, Greece) the whole Minoan civilisation approximately 1600 B.C. The ground beneath Aleppo, Syria, began to quake on October 11, 1138. Temblors are common in the city since it stands at the meeting of the Arabian and African plates, but this one was exceptionally severe. Although the exact magnitude of the quake has been lost to time, contemporary chroniclers recorded that the city’s citadel collapsed and residences across Aleppo disintegrated. According to a 2004 paper in the journal Annals of Geophysics, the number of people killed was estimated to be around 230,000, but that figure dates from the 15th century, and the historian who reported it may have confused the Aleppo quake with one that occurred in what is now the modern-day Eurasian country of Georgia.

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