As relates to Natural Disasters, which would you be most terrified to experience

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    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?

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  2. Snøwman profile image60
    Snøwmanposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, Snowman, for leaving such an extensive answer. Your hubber name reminds me that I left out blizzards. Earthquakes are terrifying knowing the earth is opening up!

  3. CWanamaker profile image96
    CWanamakerposted 4 years ago

    I think the worst one to experience would be a volcanic eruption.  Burned alive by lava or hot ash?  Not for me.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello CWanamaker, oohh, now that you put it that way, that would be most unbearably horrific. I guess for me about the mud slides would be suffocating.  All are terrifying indeed!  I appreciate you taking time to answer here.

  4. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Aime F, yes, a tsunami is really terrifying due to one not having much of an escape, like a mud slide.  Being under the force of water or earth just would be something I do not even like to think about.  Thank you for answering.

  5. lambservant profile image92
    lambservantposted 4 years ago

    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

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Jasdeep-Singh profile image75
      Jasdeep-Singhposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  6. tsmog profile image80
    tsmogposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Ericdierker profile image47
    Ericdierkerposted 4 years ago

    Selfishly, any that endanger those that I know. As for me I am claustrophobic So I am with you on the mudslides.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, Eric, I am too and that may explain my fear of being under tons of earth! Thank you for answering.

  8. profile image0
    Lybrahposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Lybrah, we live in tornado alley so we are used to them but have never been directly hit by one. They have caused great devastation in our state. Me too, even on higher ground, just the thought of rising water coming with such a force!

  9. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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)

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  10. Sparklea profile image72
    Sparkleaposted 4 years ago

    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?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  11. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
    Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Do not go near the far east, or the US west coast, and I doubt if you have to worry.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  12. AngeShearer profile image60
    AngeShearerposted 4 years ago

    Definately a tornado that destroys everything in its path

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi AngeShearer, Yes, I have seen the total destruction tornadoes leave behind. They are certainly a great force of nature!!!  We have them here, but I have been blessed to not be in the direct path on one.

 
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