World's worst natural disasters

POSTED: 11:11 PM Aug 27 2011   UPDATED: 10:22 AM Jan 12 2015

With today marking the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic 2010 Haitian earthquake, take a look at some of the world's worst natural disasters.

Super Typhoon  Haiyan survivors in Tacloban, Philippines
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Erik De Castro/Reuters

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms in history, hit the Visayas region in the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013. The storm killed at least 6,300 people in the Philippines alone and caused around $1 billion in damages. Haiyan was also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.

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