A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.
- India now has only four seismic zones – II, III, IV and V.
- The areas falling in seismic zone I in the 1970 version of the map are merged with those of seismic zone II.
- Also, the seismic zone map in the peninsular region has been modified.
- This 2002 seismic zone map is not the final word on the seismic hazard of the country, and hence there can be no sense of complacency in this regard.
Areas which are under ZONE V(red color in map) more likely to to get an Earthquake.
Areas which are under ZONE II (Sky blue color) are safest/ less likely to damage under earthquake.
If you observe clearly Himalaya’s region is in dangerous zone (where earthquake recorded greater on scale). its because “Tectonic Plate” passes through that region.
These are the deadliest natural disaster occurred in India:
- Kashmir Floods; Year: 2014
- Uttarakhand Flash Floods; Year 2013
- The Indian Ocean Tsunami; Year: 2004
- Gujarat Earthquake; Year 2001
- Odisha Super Cyclone; Year 1999
- Latur Earthquake; Year: 1993
- The Great Famine; Year: 1876-1878
- Coringa Cyclone; Year: 1839
- Calcutta Cyclone; Year: 1737
- The Bengal Famine; Year 1770, 1943
one more disaster is “2018 kerala floods floods”