A natural disaster is defined as a hazard which occurs naturally, that is a disaster that is not brought about by acts of human
beings. A natural disaster might be caused by earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruption, landslide, etc. In order to be classified as a disaster it will have profound environmental effect and/or human loss and frequently incurs financial loss.
1972 Iran blizzard
The Iran Blizzard of February 1972 resulted in the deaths of approximately 4,000 people. A week-long period of low temperatures and winter storms, lasting from February 3 to February 9, 1972, dumped more than ten feet (three metres) of snow across rural areas in northwestern, central and southern Iran. Southern Iran sustained as much as 26 feet (8 metres) of snow, burying at least 4,000 villagers. According to contemporary reports by the newspaper Ettela'at, the city of Ardakan and outlying villages were hardest hit, with no survivors in Kakkan or Kumar. In the northwest, near the border with Turkey, the village of Sheklab and its 100 inhabitants were buried. This blizzard remains the deadliest in history. The eruption of Mount Tambora killed thousands, plunged much of the world into a frightful chill and offers lessons for today The most destructive explosion on earth in the past 10,000 years was the eruption of an obscure volcano in Indonesia called MountTambora. More than 13,000 feet high, Tambora blew up in 1815 and blasted 12 cubic miles of gases, dust and rock into the atmosphere and onto the island of Sumbawa and the surrounding area. Rivers of incandescent ash poured down the mountain¶s flanks and burned grasslands and forests. The ground shook, sending tsunamis racing across the JavaSea. An estimated 10,000 of the island¶s inhabitants died instantly.
On 7 October 1737, a natural disaster struck the city of Calcutta (modern-day Kolkata) in India. For a long time this was believed in Europe to have been the result of an earthquake, but it is now believed to have been a tropical cyclone. Thomas Joshua Moore, the duties collector for the British East India Company in Calcutta, wrote in his official report that a storm and flood had destroyed nearly all the thatched buildings and killed 3,000 of the city's inhabitants. Other reports from merchant ships indicated an earthquake and tidal surge were to blame, destroying 20,000 ships in the harbor and killing 300,000 people. It should be noted that the population of Calcutta at the time was around  3,000-20,000. . Winter of Terror is a term used to describe the three month period during the winter of 1950 1951 when a previously unrecorded number ofavalanches took place in the Alps. The series of 649 avalanches killed over 265 persons and caused large amounts of damage to residential and other man-made structures. Caution statements are a description of a potentially hazardous situation which if not avoided could result in minor or moderate or serious injury or death. It could also advise against unsafe practices.