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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 UTC) on Friday, 11 ...

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 province of China, killing ...

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) and 13.6 million ...


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 Washington, D.C. On ...


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 released into the ...

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 into shelter, power ...

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 Way, as most of us ...

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