In September 2014, intense flooding in India's Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Punjab in Pakistan, killed hundreds, caused tens of thousands of people to be evacuated, and affected over 2,000 villages.
A strong earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand, triggered a series of aftershocks, including an earthquake that resulted in multiple deaths in Christchurch.
The 201516 El Niño was one of the strongest El Niño events since 1950, with wide-ranging effects felt around the world.
In January 2001, a strong earthquake impacted the Kutch District of Gujarat, killing thousands, injuring over 100,000, and destroying over 300,000 homes.
In July 2010, heavy monsoon rains affected millions of people by submerging approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's land area.
The Japan earthquake and tsunami prompted extensive damage, including the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is remembered as one of the worst disasters in the world because of its extremely high casualties.
In May 2016, a wildfire swept through Fort McMurray, Alberta, ruining thousands of homes and buildings, and causing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.
In August 2017, a massive mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, resulted in many deaths while demolishing homes and communities.
In January 2010, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, impacting millions of people and generating multiple aftershocks.