Natural Disasters, August 10

1856    The Last Island Hurricane struck Louisiana resulting in over 200 deaths

1932    A 5.1 kilogram chondrite type meteorite broke into at least seven pieces and landed near the town of Archie, Missouri. 5.1 kilograms is about 11 pounds.

1993    Two earthquakes affected New Zealand, a 7.0 Mw shock, Intensity VI, strong on the South Island was followed nine hours later by a 6.4 Mw event, intensity VII, very strong on the North Island.

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