As relates to Natural Disasters, which would you be most terrified to experience?
All natural disasters are terrifying to experience. I live in tornado alley, so we have plenty of tornadoes here, as well as hurricanes on the coast, and every now and then a sink hole will appear in other parts of the state in which I live. However, there are so many natural disasters such as fires, lightening strikes, mud slides, flooding, tsunamis, earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions . For me, I do not live where there are mud slides, thankfully, but to me, that would be most terrifying to be buried by the earth and having no warning!!! How about you?
The most destructive natural disasters come from space. Huge meteors. planetary collision, solar winds. Fortunately, space disasters are very rare.
A supervolcanic eruption is probably the worst that doesn't come from space. These are pretty rare and predictable, so there's not much to worry about.
Volcanoes are pretty destructive, but they can be reasonably predicted.
Tsumamis are terrifying, but they only happen with earthquakes and near the coast.
Most hurricanes aren't that powerful. It just rains a lot. They also only happen near the coast.
Tornadoes, Mudslides and avalanches only affect a small area.
The winner in my book of the most terrifying natural disaster would be earthquakes. They can happen just about anywhere. They can trigger tsunamis and volcanoes. They're really common and unpredictable. Although even the most terrifying disaster usually isn't that bad. The earth shakes for a bit, then it's done with very little damage.
I think the worst one to experience would be a volcanic eruption. Burned alive by lava or hot ash? Not for me.
I'm on the west coast right where Big One is predicted to hit... I'm not really afraid of the earthquake itself, but the potential tsunami that comes after. The thought of a giant wave engulfing entire cities scares the crap out of me.
I used to live in Canada's version of tornado alley (central Alberta) and I grew up terrified of them, but not so much now.
We had an entire town taken out this past winter by a mudslide. Such a tragedy. They never should have built a town there because experts told the powers that be that it was an unsafe area to build. Now lives are gone. I think to be buried by mud, lava, snow, or water would be utterly terrifying. I've always been afraid of anything wind related. Funny, though, having spent a good portion of my life in southern California, earthquakes don't bother me much
See, that is what I am talking about! How terrifying and, yes, the powers that be should have listened and why would they have even taken such a chance! Funny, that I am not bothered much my tornados, but I have not been hit by one directly!
I live in Punjab. The land of five waters.I think we are lucky because we never experience any kind of Natural disasters in Punjab except flood, because Geographically, Punjab is
surrounded by lofty mountains on its west, northwest and north. And al
Hello Jasdeep-Singh, thank you for sharing. I am glad you do not experience natural disasters in Punjab, but flooding is frightful to me even, or any kind of rising water. May you continue to be blessed my no natural disasters!
Inexorably tripping and then falling. So, far I have gotten up, even though some took a long time to achieve that. Fortunately, only one concussion so far. Pretty scary stuff.
Ouch, tsmog! I understand. I was walking up to the front of our home that has 10 bricks steps with my arms full and missed a step. My head hit the corner of the door frame. Felt like a skewer went through my brain. Scary indeed!
Ouch! We both 'experienced' the phenomena of an unforeseen and unknowable 'natural disaster'. It is a matter of proportion regarding the consequences. We can only measure the consequences, not the 'natural disaster'. The 'natural disaster' simply is.
No sure that our falling down constitutes a natural disaster as in a force of nature. But it still hurts. Most people are killed in their very own homes by some silly accident. Gives one pause for sure.
Selfishly, any that endanger those that I know. As for me I am claustrophobic So I am with you on the mudslides.
I think I'd be real alarmed if I were driving and there a tornado coming down my way. But a tsunami would be pretty horrific, even if I were on higher ground.
Since there are no volcanoes in my area - which I know of - and I have safe areas in the house from T-storms, then I would say tornadoes. We get watches, occasionally warnings, for them often and since I have never been in one, only seen results of others, Then I do not think that I want to go through one myself.
Hi Kevin, yes, we have warnings here too all the time and keep watch of their paths. So far, have not been directly hit but have seen the devastation they cause. The sheer force is unbelievable! Thank you for answering.
I am just east of 'tornado alley' Theresa, but we still receive them in the west part of our state mostly. The rest of the state does not get as many but it gets them. My area has not received any yet. (Knock, knock)
Kevin, I am so glad you are not normally in the path of tornadoes! I hope you never have to experience a tornado. They are such a strong force of nature and leave sheer destruction in their paths. I am always amazed at those who survive such!
Hi Faith, definitely sink holes, mud slides and earthquakes. They are on the top of my list because I can't even get on an elevator...I always take the stairs. All of the above result in entrapment...I loathe bathrooms without windows at hospitals and I NEVER use a bathroom on an airplane.
In fact, we have those thick glass squares for our bathroom window...absolutely beautiful when the morning sun comes through, but I never close the bathroom door when I bathe...I only close it when I use the facilities. But there is NO lock on the door.
I am totally in your corner with not wanting to be buried by the earth. I grieve terrible when these disasters hit other areas.
Thanks for a great question. Blessings, Sparklea PS: I am wondering if you have ever seen a tornado?
Yes, Sparklea, I can totally relate as to being trapped anywhere, so that may be from where the fear comes and I am so thankful we don't have mud slides here! I have seen one or two but they turned from our path. They hop around so much, who knows!
Just looking at the films of the recent tnunami in the far east brings on nightmares for me. I can't imagine anything more terrifying. Tornados are a close second, but somehow not as frightening because I'm familiar with them. I've lived trough them. Interesting question.
Do not go near the far east, or the US west coast, and I doubt if you have to worry.
Hi Kathleen, Yes, tons of water raging onto the shore, pounding everything in sight, is one thing I never want to experience or see from even the highest mountain tops, as it would still be terrifying. We are used to tornadoes too. @ Thanks Kevin.
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