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Do you know your natural disasters?

3.3
(102 votes)
10 questions
English
Hard
1

Which European city was devastated by an earthquake, fire, and tsunami in 1755?

Hard  8% got this right

2

What was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded?

Valdivia Earthquake

Great Alaska Earthquake

Sumatra Earthquake

Tōhoku Earthquake

Hard  13% got this right

The 1960 Valdivia Earthquake measured 9.5 on the Richter scale.
3

Which volcano erupted near Pompeii in AD 79?

Mount Vesuvius

Cotopaxi

Krakatoa

Mauna Loa

59% got this right

4

What is the temperature of the lava coming out of Hawaii's continuously erupting Kīlauea volcano?

2,140°F or 1,170°C

1,280°F or 690°C

3,040°F or 1,670°C

980°F or 530°C

46% got this right

5

What was the approximate cost of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017?

$125 billion

$1.25 billion

$12.5 billion

$125 million

Hard  24% got this right

6

Which country was most affected by Cyclone Nargis?

Myanmar

Bangladesh

Indonesia

Philippines

Hard  15% got this right

More than 138,000 people in Myanmar were killed by Cyclone Nargis.
7

Where would you find 99-mile-wide (160 km) evidence of the largest asteroid to hit Earth?

Hard  0% got this right

8

Which country experienced flooding in 1931 that killed millions?

China

Brazil

India

Mexico

Hard  35% got this right

The death toll from the 1931 China floods includes drowning and deaths due to lack of food after the floods.
9

Which scale is used to measure tornadoes?

Enhanced Fujita Scale

Modified Mercalli

Moment Magnitude Scale

Saffir-Simpson Scale

Hard  23% got this right

10

Which 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland caused massive flight cancelations?

Eyjafjallajökull

Fagradalsfjall

Grímsvötn

Snæfellsjökull

43% got this right