Natural Disasters, May 26

1293    An earthquake struck Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan killing about 30,000 people.    

1917    Several tornadoes ripped through Illinois killing 101 people and injuring 689.

1983    Sea of Japan Earthquake, a 7.8 Mw quake shook northern Honshu with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII, severe, leading to a destructive tsunami which killed about 100 people.

2008    Severe flooding caused 148 deaths and forced evacuation of 1.3 million people in eastern and southern China.


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