- 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 phenomenonof 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
Destruction of a continent
Destruction of a planet
Fifth planet (hypothetical)
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