List of cataclysms


List of cataclysms

The cataclysm is the Greek expression for the Biblical Great Flood of Noah, from the Greek "kataklysmos", to "wash down." Erudite Bible studies drew it into the English language in 1633. A "cataclysm" is merely one kind of "catastrophe", best used when confined to a geological phenomenon of highly remarkable, usually planetary significance. Cataclysms are often associated with lost lands.

List of cataclysms by magnitude

Destruction of a city or city sized area

*Sodom
*Gomorrah
*Deluge
*
*Pompeii
*Tunguska event
*Hiroshima
*Nagasaki
*Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

Destruction of a continent

*Atlantis
*Lemuria

Destruction of a planet

*Phaeton
*Tiamat
*Planet V

ee also

*Catastrophism
*Doomsday event
*Impact event
*Fifth planet (hypothetical)


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