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Great East Japan Earthquake

Events; Disasters

Also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and the 3.11 Earthquake, was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 ...

2008 Sichuan earthquake

Events; Disasters

Also called the Great Sichuan Earthquake was a deadly earthquake that measured at 8.0 Ms and 7.9 Mw occurred at 01:09:56 CST (06:28 UTC) on Monday, May 12, 2008 in Sichuan ...

2011 Thailand floods

Events; Disasters

Severe flooding occurred during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand.Flooding persisted in some areas until mid-January 2012, and resulted in a total of 815 deaths (with 3 missing) ...


Events; Disasters

The September 11 attacks were a series of four suicide attacks that were committed in the United States on September 11, 2001, coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and ...


Events; Disasters

A disaster which occurred in the Chernobyl power plant in 1986, where one out of four nuclear reactors in the plant exploded, resulting in at least 5% of the reactor core being ...

Typhoon Bopha

Events; Disasters

Typhoon Bopha made landfall in Mindanao in the Southern Philippines on December 4th 2012. As a result of the 130mph wind gusts and heavy rain, more than 40,000 people were moved ...

December 21st, 2012

Events; Disasters

On this day a rare astronomical and Mayan mythical event occurs. In astronomic terms, the Sun conjuncts the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. The Milky ...