Category Archives: Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters, December 11

2008    New England Ice Storm, lasted to Dec 12, 3.7 billion in damage, at least 4 dead

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Natural Disasters, December 10

1033    1033 Ramala Earthquake, 70,000 people killed

1992    nor’easter

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Natural Disasters, December 9

1965    The Kecksburg UFO incident: a fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh, Pa. In 2005 NASA admits that it examined the object.

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Natural Disasters, December 8

2007    North American Winter Storm, lasted to Dec 18, at least 22 dead.

1963    Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707 is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland killing all 81 people on board.

This has not been a good day for airline crashes, although not weather related, a Douglas DC-6 went down in Greece in 1969, killing 90 people and in 1972 a Boeing 737 went down in Chicago killing 45, then again in 1988 a A-10 Thunderbolt crashed into an apartment in Germany killing 5.

1966    The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200 people.

2016    Multiple car pile-up at Girard. It was this time last year when we had a 90 car pile up on I-90. About 90 cars, some say less. The wreckage remained out there all winter.

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Natural Disasters, December 7

1703    The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, makes landfall. Winds gust up to 120 mph and 9,000 people are killed.

1988    Spitak earthquake: In Armenia an earthquake measuring 6.8 (surface wave magnitude) kills more than 25,000 people and leaves 500,000 homeless out of a population of 3,500,000.

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Natural Disasters, December 6

2009 Nor’easter;  Midwest Blizzard   

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Natural Disasters, December 5

1455    1455 Naples Earthquake, 40,000 People killed.

1952    Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.

2005    Lake Tanganyika earthquake, causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 6 people were killed in this 6.8 Mw quake.

2012    At least 8 people are killed after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s South Khorasan Province.

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