Natural Disasters, April 4

1899    Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland with a 12 meter wave that reaches up to 5 kilometers inland killing over 300 people.

1905    An earthquake in India hit the Kangra Valley, killing 20,000 people.

1918    The first case of Spanish Flu occurs starting a worldwide pandemic.

1977    Vrancea Earthquake in southern and eastern Europe kills over 1500 people mostly in Bucharest in Romania.


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