Natural Disasters & Epidemics
Monday, 20 March 2023
2009 bolivian dengue fever epidemic in Bolivia killing 18 people
2009 gujarat hepatitis outbreak in India killing 49 people
2009 Dengue fever in Queensland, Australia
2009 mumps outbreaks in the 2000s in Worldwide
2009 10 West African meningitis outbreak in West Africa killing 1,100 people
2009 flu pandemic (informally called "swine flu") in Worldwide killing 151,700-575,400 people
2009 Sumatra earthquake in Indonesia killing 1,115 people
2010 Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes in central Cuba, killing all 68 people on board
2010 the World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity has returned to typical seasonal patterns.
2010 afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes at runway at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, killing 103 of the 104 people on board.
2010 ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
2010 haiti cholera outbreak in Hispaniola killing 10,075 (May 2017) people
2010 haiti earthquake in Haiti killing 100,000-316,000 people
2011 A magnitude 7.2 Mw earthquake jolted eastern Turkey near the city of Van, killing 604 people, and damaging about 2,200 buildings
2011 zanzibar ferry sinking: The MV Spice Islander I, carrying at least 800 people, sinks off the coast of Zanzibar, killing 240 people.
2011 Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland
2011 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands
2011 an EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.
2011 an earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
2011 an earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
2011 dengue outbreak in Pakistan in Pakistan killing 350+ people
2011 tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan killing 15,897 people
2012 turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan
2012 Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide
2012 Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone
2012 hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage
2012 yellow fever outbreak in Darfur, Sudan in Darfur Sudan killing 171 (as of 10 January 2013) people
2012 middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak in Worldwide killing 862 (as of 13 January 2020) people
2012 Typhoon Bopha in Philippines killing 1,901 people
2013 the Nigerian Army bomb a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
2013 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa in Worldwide, primarily concentrated in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone killing 11,300+ people
2013 14 chikungunya outbreak in Americas killing 183 people
2013 typhoon Haiyan in Philippines, Vietnam, China killing 6,340 people
2014 Madagascar plague outbreak in Madagascar killing 40 people
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