When the destructive forces of nature are unleashed, the results can be horrifying. The world turns violent and unstable, with huge loss of life and massive devastation. It's rare to be able to capture these disturbing events when they occur, but some videographers have managed it. Here are some hair-raising videos of natural disasters.

The Great Hanshin earthquake, Kobe, Japan 7 January 1995

The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, May 2010

A flood in Toowomba, January 2011

A 2011 Japanese tsunami footage from Iwata Prefecture

A massive dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona, July 2011

A red dust storm caused by a cyclone in Australia, January 2013

A supercell north of Booker, Texas, June 2013

The Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park, California, August 2013

The eruption of Mount Kliuchevskoi, Russia, October 2013

A supercell between Wright and Newcastle, Wyoming, May 2014

Rotating thunderstorms near the town of Atlanta, Kansas, May 2014

A supercell in Nebraska, May 2014

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