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.

Indian Ocean tsunami 2004
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Steve Crisp/Reuters

On Dec. 26, 2004, when many tourists were celebrating the holidays, an undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a series of devastating tsunamis that killed about 187,000 people. It is the worst tsunami on record.

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