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landslide

Events; Disasters

A landslide, also known as a landslip, is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur ...

Hindenburg

Events; Disasters

A huge airship that was made in the 1930s which famously suffered a huge explosion on May 6 1937, effectively putting an end to airship style designs and ushering in modern day airplanes. The airship ...

Chernobyl

Events; Disasters

A disaster which occurred in the Chernobyl power plant in 1986, where one out of four nuclear reactors in the plant exploded, resulting in at least 5% of the reactor core being released into the ...

Great East Japan Earthquake

Events; Disasters

Also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and the 3.11 Earthquake, was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday, 11 ...

2008 Sichuan earthquake

Events; Disasters

Also called the Great Sichuan Earthquake was a deadly earthquake that measured at 8.0 Ms and 7.9 Mw occurred at 01:09:56 CST (06:28 UTC) on Monday, May 12, 2008 in Sichuan province of China, killing ...

2011 Thailand floods

Events; Disasters

Severe flooding occurred during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand.Flooding persisted in some areas until mid-January 2012, and resulted in a total of 815 deaths (with 3 missing) and 13.6 million ...

Typhoon Bopha

Events; Disasters

Typhoon Bopha made landfall in Mindanao in the Southern Philippines on December 4th 2012. As a result of the 130mph wind gusts and heavy rain, more than 40,000 people were moved into shelter, power ...

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