Natural Disasters & Epidemics
Saturday, 30 September 2023
1988 armenian earthquake in Armenia killing 25,000 people
1989 A Cuban jetliner crashes shortly after takeoff in Havana, killing 152 people
1989 Typhoon Gay (1989) in Thailand, India killing 1,036 people
1990 an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale devastated the Philippines, killing over 1600 people. A thousand more were missing. Damage was reported in Manila, Cabanatuan, Baguio and Luzon. It was the worst earthquake in that part of the world since 1976.
1990 manjil-Rudbar earthquake in Iran killing 50,000 people
1991 wade Frankum runs amok with automatic rifle and knife at Strathfield in Sydney, killing seven people and himself.
1991 Bangladesh cyclone in Bangladesh killing 138,866 people
1991 bangladesh cyclone in Bangladesh killing 138,866 people
1992 hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage.
1992 Flores earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia killing 2,500 people
1993 Rebels fire rockets on besieged Afghan capital of Kabul, killing 72 people. (What's changed?)
1993 latur earthquake in India killing 9,748 people
1994 a Chinese passenger jet crashes, killing all 160 people on board.
1994 a US Air 737 jetliner crashes during final approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people on board.
1994 a magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Southern California, killing 61 people and causing $20 billion in damage.
1994 plague epidemic in Surat in India killing 52 people
1994 Paez river earthquake in Colombia killing 1,100 people
1995 A powerful earthquake rocked Kobe, Japan, and the surrounding area, killing more than 5,000 people
1995 An earthquake hits the Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
1995 earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
1995 Great Hanshin earthquake in Japan killing 6,434 people
1996 a Peruvian jetliner crashes in the Andes, killing all 123 people aboard.
1996 a Russian plane carrying coal miners to work at a remote arctic island smashes into a mountain top, killing all 41 people aboard in the worst air disaster on Norwegian soil
1996 united Kingdom BSE outbreak in Worldwide killing 231 people
1996 Andhra Pradesh cyclone in India killing 1,007 people
1997 A boat carrying dozens of Albanians seeking refuge in Italy strikes an Italian navy ship and sinks in Adriatic waters, killing at least 52 people
1997 tropical Storm Linda (1997) in Vietnam killing 3,123 people
1998 a Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia, killing 229 people.
1998 a Cuban airplane bursts into flames and crashes during takeoff from Quito, Ecuador, killing 79 people.
1998 a powerful earthquake rocks northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000 people
1998 Malaysia Nipah virus outbreak in Malaysia killing 105 people
1998 hurricane Mitch in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico killing 11,374 people
1999 A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Athens, Greece, killing 143 people
1999 Fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people