Survivalists Beware: Cities With The Highest Natural Disaster Threat

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What are the chances you’d be traveling to a city that’s suddenly struck by a natural disaster? About the same as crossing the street in front of your house and being hit by a bus. Because… s#*t happens. BUT, these cities around the world are most prone to earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, etc. So, next time you visit your local Travel Office (do they still have those?) keep in mind that a nice safe trip to Chicago, Baltimore or Detroit might be a better idea. Naaah…
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Osaka-Kobe

The sister cities of Osaka and Kobe, Japan, top the natural disasters list because the frequency of devastating earthquakes in the region averages out to be one at least every 50 years or so. It’s a nice place to visit…
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Kolkata

The population of Kolkata, India is exploding due to a booming business economy. But, nobody told the Ganges River about it. Flooding plagues the city annually. So, if the region ever suffers one of those “1,000 year floods” there’s going to be big trouble…
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Jakarta

Jakarta in Indonesia suffers from a different kind of nagging fear by tourists and residents alike. Earthquakes? Tsunamis? Mudslides? None of the above. The real threat is… Volcanoes!!!
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Tehran

Tehran in Iran is built right over a massive fault line which has brought the city to its knees at least once in the last 200 years. The upside? Nobody in their right minds travels to Tehran…
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Nagoya

Nagoya, Japan makes the list for a completely weird reason. It was on a list of cities intentionally not bombed by the Allied Forces during WW2. That makes the Old City center highly dangerous because of old-style, wooden construction, hence its consideration as a World Heritage Foundation candidate. Careful where you light a match. And pay attention if lightning strikes…
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Shanghai

Shanghai, China faces the threat of a man-made disaster most of all. Kind of. Because the city was one of the first to be opened to the West, and is the metropolis in which the first skyscrapers in China were built, high-risers are particularly vulnerable to toppling over, even in a moderate earthquake. Building codes? What building codes…
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Oklahoma City

Scientists have yet to explain why the normally stable, granite rock plateau Oklahoma City, Oklahoma rests upon has become unusually active in the last decade. Some say it’s due to Fracking. But, the unnerving reality is, nobody really knows…
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Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China is the core city of the Pearl River Delta and the surrounding valley area is considered the world’s first “Megalopolis.” Scientists warn that if a massive earthquake strikes, the real disaster will be the stampede of tens of millions of people trying to get away…
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Kathmandu

The capital city of Nepal suffered a massive earthquake in 2015 and geologists say the shaking hasn’t stopped since. Why? Because, Mount Everest is still GROWING…
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Manila

Manila in the Philippines is highly prone to earthquakes, floods and wildfires because of its geology, rainfall and population density. But, the biggest threat? Mudslides…
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Los Angeles

LA residents are so used to waiting for “The Big One” that they’ve grown pretty much complacent about a massive earthquake striking within our lifetime. Big mistake…
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Tokyo

For various reasons, Tokyo is the biggest city facing a variety of natural disasters. Earthquakes, tsunamis, mud slides, fires and typhoons have plagued the populous island nation capital for thousands of years. But, hey. Since Hiroshima, at least it’s probably Nuke-proof…
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