Top 10 Worst Disasters of the World

8. The Great Kanto Earthquake

The Kanto plains in the island of Honshu in Japan were struck by a powerful earthquake in the year 1923. While usually the seismic activity such as an earthquake lasts for a few seconds, the Kanto earthquake is said to have lasted around ten minutes, which means massive destruction. There were casualties to the tune of 140,000 people in the region.