Technological Catastrophe. Natural disasters have received more attention from researchers studying hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, etc. The research has mostly been conducted by sociologists.
The great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed most of the city and left 250,00 people homeless.
From Manion, M. & Evan, W.M. (2002)
Death of a spouse (100)
Marital separation (65)
Jail term (63)
Death of a close family member (63)
Personal injury/illness (53)
Fired from job (47)
Sex difficulties (39)
Gain of a new family member (39)
Change in financial status (38)
Minor violations of law (11)