Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:56:18 GMT
Worst natural disasters in recent times

When nature’s fury left the earth & its inhabitants devastated



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Call it climate change or natural routine, but the earth seems to be increasingly battered by strong onslaughts of nature. Amid a series of earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, the latest has been a 7.4-magnitude quake that hit the southwestern state of Guerrero in Mexico on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City.
AP reports: One of the strongest to shake Mexico since the deadly 1985 temblor that killed thousands in Mexico City, Tuesday's earthquake hit hardest in border area of southern Oaxaca and Guerrero states. In Guerrero, officials confirmed that some 800 homes had been damaged, with another 60 having collapsed.

Here, we bring you vivid images of the devastation caused by the Mexican earthquake and some other terrible disasters that struck various parts of the globe in recent times.

In the photo, catch a view of a house damaged by an earthquake on Tuesday in Ometepec in the Mexican state of Guerrero March 20, 2012.

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