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Natural Disasters, October 16

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Natural Disasters, October 15

1954    Hazel, Hurricane Hazel devastates the eastern seaboard of North America as a category 4 hurricane, killing 95 people.

2006    Hawaii earthquake, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii causing landslides, power outages and closing Hololulu International Airport.

2013    A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines resulting in more than 215 deaths.

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Natural Disasters, October 14

1957    At least 81 people are killed in the most devastating flood in the Spanish city of Valencia.

1968    An earthquake rated at 6.8 on the Richter scale destroyed the Australian town of  Meckering, Western Australia.

2014    A snowstorm and avalanche in the Nepalese Himalayas triggered by the remains of the cyclone Hudhud kills 43 people.

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Natural Disasters, October 13

1962    The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone equal to a Category 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations, killing 46 people.

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Natural Disasters, October 12

1918    Cloquet Fire, Minnesota, 453 people killed. This fire was mainly caused by dry conditions

1962    Columbus Day Storm, struck the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities killing 46 people.

1979    Typhoon Tip, the lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure of 87.0 kPa or 870 mbar (25. 69 in Hg) occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.

1992    a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt, killing 510 people.

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Natural Disasters, October 11

1138    Aleppo Earthquake, 230,000 people killed

1634    The Burchardi flood, “The second Grote Mandrenke” which means “the great drowning of men”, killed around 15,000 people in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.

1918    San Fermin Earthquake, The 7.1 Mw Puerto Rico earthquake shook the island with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX which is Violent, killing 76-116 people. A destructive tsunami contributed to the damage and loss of life.

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Natural Disasters, October 10

1780    The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean.

1980    The 7.2 Mw El Asnam earthquake shook northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X which is Extreme killing at least 2,633 people and injuring over 8000.

1986    The 5.7 Mw San Salvador earthquake shook San Salvador, El Salvador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX which is Violent killing up to 1,500 people.

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