Tsangshan Earthquake China 1976
This disaster took the lives of over 240,000 people and injured 164,000 more, making it one of the worst earthquakes in modern history. It was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that resulted to the city of Tangshan being almost erased from the map. The 25-mile long fault runs near the city and so devastation was really bad. It did not just shake the city, but also the Communist Party of the country, after scrambling to make the most appropriate response to the situation.