Surviving in the wild is always difficult, but on our planet there are the most dangerous places that require not just preparation, but also great courage. We will present you 8 dangerous, but very interesting places for extreme recreation.
The city of Gonaïves in Haiti
This city suffered a lot under the pressure of the elements. In 2004, Hurricane Jenny came to Gonaïves, which took with it the lives of many - there were about three thousand dead in this natural disaster. Later, in 2008, several misfortunes struck the city at once: then about 500 people died, and the city itself was almost completely washed away. Part of the city of Gonaïves was lost in mud and water, the level of which exceeded 3 meters. This year, storm "Faye" hit the city and three of the strongest hurricanes at once: "Gustav", "Ike" and "Hannah".
Indonesian Fire Mountain
We are sure that many have heard about the active volcano of the island of Java, but not everyone understands how dangerous it really is. The inhabitants of this island are always under threat, because no one knows when and how the eruption of Fire Mountain will begin. In 1974, the eruption took away two villages and many lives, including the lives of scientists and tourists. The graves of these people are located on the volcano itself, and this, of course, even more frightens adventurers. Although the islanders are ready for evacuation, but it is not always possible to save everyone. So, in 2010, more than 300 people died, and the remaining 350 thousand were evacuated.
Ephemeral Islands in the Maldives
Although the Maldives attract all vacationers, the islanders themselves are seriously worried about their little paradise. The elements are unmerciful, and already about 10% of the islands have become unsuitable for recreation and permanent stay. The reason for the tsunami, which in 2004 claimed about 100 human lives and left local residents homeless. But this is only part of the trouble - a wonderful paradise for vacationers can completely go under water in 20-30 years.
African Death Lake
A truly great and deadly lake, located on the line of a tectonic fault, keeps the entire nearby population at bay, because under the lake there are huge deposits of methane and carbon dioxide. People are afraid of any, even the smallest earthquake, as it can become deadly and lead to a huge number of human casualties. About two million people every day live in fear of dying from suffocation or from a huge explosion of methane. This has already happened to Lake Nyos, which claimed the lives of almost 2,000 people and thousands of animals in just a few minutes. A terrible tragedy occurred due to suffocation by carbon dioxide, which spread to 25 km from the ill-fated lake.
Grand Cayman in the Caribbean
Not far from Cuba are the Cayman Islands, which are considered to be a truly heavenly place. Wild beaches, untouched by man, and the lack of civilization attract a large number of tourists there.
Meanwhile, the largest of these islands is subjected to serious destruction every two years due to hurricanes raging on it. And hurricanes are so strong that they destroy almost everything in their path. So, in 2004, the strongest hurricane, called "Ivan"(Ivan,"Ivan"), demolished more than 80% of the buildings, as a result of which local residents, whose houses miraculously survived, were deprived of electricity and water for several days.
Chinese Wandering Deserts
Once upon a time, the oasis of Minqin, located in China,was very fertile. However, now everything is very turbulent in it. The oasis is sandwiched between deserts, and the drought lasts for decades, as a result of which sands have begun to approach the area. Over the past 70 years, they have advanced 160 kilometers, while the number of Chinese living in these places has increased to two million. Now the desert is rapidly moving towards the settlements, posing a threat to the people living in this area.
American Tornado Alley
The capital of the US state of Oklahoma and the city of Tulsa are connected by a highway called I-44. More than a million Americans live in the cities and towns along the highway. And every year their lives are in danger when, in the spring, dry mountain air, sinking down, collides with moist warm air over the ocean, forming crazy vortices.
From the end of the XIX century to the present day, the tornado swept through the neighborhood more than 120 times, sweeping away houses and buildings on its way, taking the lives of the local population.
The Russian city of Verkhoyansk at the pole of cold
The city is located in the very depths of Siberia, its distance from the capital of Russia is just under five thousand kilometers. Only 1122 people live in Verkhoyansk.
In this cold taiga place in the winter of 1892, the lowest temperature in the world was recorded (among constantly inhabited cities) - minus 67.6 ° C, which is why the city began to be called the pole of cold. And this is true, because in the winter, which in the city lasts from the beginning of autumn to the beginning of spring, the sun can be observed no more than five hours a day, and the temperature practically does not rise above -40 ° C.