Talk:List of natural disasters by death toll

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Epedemic in central America left out[edit]

I think an important and very deadly epedemic is missing in the list of the deadliest pandemics. The Pandemic suffered by the Inca's and Aztec population in Central America after the arrival of Spain is very significant. It killed ten's of millions and would come second to the black death. Could someone with more knowledge about this pandemic list it?

The methodology/definition in the lede for this article limits this page (I agree) to natural disasters (at least mostly, it goes on to say further down) and that only "sudden events" are included (I agree). The latter eliminates famines, epidemics, droughts, etc. DLinth (talk) 20:12, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
I know your response is 7 years old at this point, and the page may have changed to include epidemics since then, but it's a bit strange now not to include this epidemic since things like the running total of deaths to various infectious diseases are included. Someone should definitely add this epidemic at this point. 2610:130:110:1504:E05E:4108:814B:8C72 (talk) 21:44, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
If so, in the first two lists, there would be only epidemics, so it would be the same list as the list of epidemics which already exist on the page. Wykx (talk) 14:55, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Tuberculosis statistics seem off[edit]

Looks like there are extra 0's added, or not enough. The data on the left is 10 times less than the data on the right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:50, 11 February 2020 (UTC)


Should we add coronavirus? The Channel of Random (talk) 17:00, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Why would we? You planning on having more than 5 million worldwide deaths? Ckruschke (talk) 14:15, 17 March 2020 (UTC)Ckruschke
I meant, should we mention coronavirus in this article? Because it's actually one of the deadliest natural disaster. — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Channel of Random (talkcontribs) 00:55, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Only the top ten epidemics are up there, the smallest of which caused 5,000,000 deaths, so coronavirus isn't bad enough to fit there yet. The section that describes the worst natural disaster for every year excludes epidemics, so it wouldn't show up there. So far there's been around 500,000 deaths from corona. 2610:130:110:1504:E05E:4108:814B:8C72 (talk) 21:48, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

1931 flood in Chian[edit]

The 1931 flood is listed thrice. In the first listing, the number given is a single figure, whereas in the other two lists it is given as a range. Let's be consistent. Kdammers (talk) 09:46, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Kdammers The first list takes into account "the highest estimated death toll". Dilbaggg (talk) 14:54, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

1780 Tabriz earthquake[edit]

On 1780 Tabriz earthquake the number of reported casualties is 40,000–200,000, with 50,000 being a more likely estimate. Shouldn't this be changed to 50,000? Aquatic Ambiance (talk) 10:16, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

My opinion, but it appears that the references point to one conclusion of 50K. Since estimates still vary, one conclusion even if its quasi "definitive" doesn't end the discussion.Ckruschke (talk) 18:50, 2 February 2021 (UTC)Ckruschke

Why use estimated deaths for covid?[edit]

The HIV pandemic uses reported deaths, all others are reported, so why Covid needs to separately include both estimated and reported? Also estimated deaths doesn't have sufficient WP:V,, WP:RS and doesn't seem as WP:Notable as reported deaths. I think this creates confusion for readers, so i recommend only reported deaths be used, as it was until around last week when this change was made. I won't maake any change, just a recommendation, cheers. Dilbaggg (talk) 20:05, 17 May 2021 (UTC)