Here are the what we’ve found to be the most DANGEROUS places to live in the World!
(excluding political conflict, famine, etc)
6 Grand Cayman
The Cayman Islands, a British territory situated 150 miles south of Cuba, are best known as a tropical playground for the champagne and caviar set, who come to the islands for pristine Caribbean beaches, world-class diving, and lax banking regulations. Less alluring is the islands’ other reputation as “hurricane capital of the world.” According to the tropical-storm-tracking website hurricanecity.com, Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman isles, is hit or brushed by at least one hurricane every 2.16 years, more than any other locale in the Atlantic basin. Since 1871, 64 storms have battered the low-lying limestone formation, often with catastrophic results.
In 2004, Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 storm with wind speeds approaching 150 miles per hour, dumped a foot of rain on Grand Cayman. A 10-foot storm surge followed, submerging a quarter of the island. An estimated 70 percent of the island’s buildings were destroyed, and its 40,000 inhabitants were left without power or clean water for days.
5 the ephemeral isles
The Maldives are such a dangerous place that President Nasheed created a fund for financing the relocation of the entire population. in the not-too-distant future, it is likely to be swallowed whole by rising sea levels. And By Nasheed’s reckoning, the people of the Maldives would be well-served to find someplace else—India or Sri Lanka were floated as potential refuges—lest they too become ephemeral.
4) Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo/Rwanda
Lake Kivu, is one of Africa’s Great Lakes. Deep below the surface of this lake’s 2700 square miles, there are 2.3 trillion cubic feet of methane gas, along with 60 cubic miles of carbon dioxide trapped beneath the lake under the pressure of the water and earth. If released from the depths, these gases could spread a cloud of death over the 2 million Africans who make their home in the Lake Kivu basin.
3) Gonaïves, Haiti
Aside from its coastal location on the Gulf of Gonve, smack-bang in the cyclone-inclined Caribbean, Gonaïves rests on a flood plain prone to washing out when inland rivers swell. Also, Haitians rely on wood as their primary source of fuel, and this has led to massive deforestation of the hillsides surrounding the city. As a result, when the rains come, the hills around Gonaïves melt away and mudslides nearly bury the city.
2) Verkhoyansk, Russia
Verkhoyansk lays claim to the title of coldest city in the world, the so-called Cold Pole. From September to March the city averages fewer than 5 hours of sunlight each
1) Mount Merapi, Indonesia
The 10,000 foot high “Fire Mountain,” as its name translates to English, has erupted about 60 times in the past five centuries, most recently in 2006. In 1930, more than 1000 people died when Merapi spewed lava over 8 square miles around its base.
Approximately 200,000 villagers reside within 4 miles of the volcano. But Merapi is just one example of Javans tempting fate in the proximity of active volcanoes—it’s estimated that 120 million of the island’s residents live at the foot of 22 active volcanoes