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01-12 'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2. 01-13 Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Port-au-Prince, Haiti
3. 01-20 US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti Haiti
E. 01-24 Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board Lebanon
F. 02-19 Minaret collapse kills 41 Meknes, Morocco
G. 02-20 Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Madeira, Portugal
7. 02-27 Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile Chillan, Chile
I. 02-28 Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead France

Summary.     Click for More > Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board Minaret collapse kills 41 Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile   An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off... Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead South Korean navy ship sinking near North   104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
Jan.2  Rio de Janeiro  Death toll rains hits 51
Jan.12   Haiti
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti
Jan.15  Haiti  Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
Jan.16  Haiti  Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Jan.18  Haiti  US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
Jan.20  Haiti  Desperate flood port hoping for way out
  Haiti
Jan.23  Haiti  Victim rescue operation declared over
Jan.24  Haiti  Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000
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Jan.25  Montreal  Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding
Jan.27  Haiti  Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
Feb.15  Belgium  18 killed in Belgian train crash
Feb.19   Morocco
Feb.20   Portugal
Feb.21  Portugal  Flood rescuers search streets and houses
Feb.27   Chile
Feb.28   France
Mar.1  Chile  Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Mar.3  Barcelona  Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed
Mar.26   South Korea
Apr.3  Queensland  Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef
Apr.5  China  China rescues 115 from flooded mine
Apr.6   USA
  Rio de Janeiro
Apr.10   Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors.    Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief ...
Apr.13   Western China Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers.    Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across...
Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25  Louisiana  Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.27  Beijing  China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV Apr.29  Louisiana  Oil reaches coast in US disaster May.9  European Union  Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights May.11  Siberia  52 dead in coal mine blasts May.12   Libya Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor   92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways ...  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.16  Northern England  Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  London  Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.21   Southern India Plane crash leaves about 160 dead May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train  Louisiana  Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Jun.1  Guatemala  More than 175 dead from weekend storm Jun.3  Bangladesh  Housing-block fire kills more than 100 Jun.4  Louisiana  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10  Louisiana  Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.12  Global  American teenage sailor rescued Jun.15  Washington  Obama in national address on oil Jun.16  U.S. Congress  US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.29  Louisiana  Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up Jul.3  Congo  Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking Jul.18  India  At least 45 dead in train collision Jul.22  Louisiana  Storm forces ships off spill site Jul.24   Ruhr Festival stampede kills 19 Jul.27   Pakistan Plane crashes in Pakistan capital Jul.31  Russia  Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless Aug.1   NW Pakistan More than 1,100 dead in flooding
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters.    About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large part...
Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country.    700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally b...
Aug.3  Louisiana  BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.5  NW Pakistan  Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m Aug.6  Moscow  Muscovites struggle to breathe   Chile 33 workers trapped in mine Aug.7  Pakistan  More rain threatens to worsen floods Aug.8  Western China  Landslides kill at least 127 in China Aug.11  Pakistan  Desperation as flood misery grows Aug.14  Pakistan  Pakistan says 20m hit by floods Aug.16  Colombia  737 breaks apart on island landing Aug.19  Pakistan  Floods leave 4 million homeless Aug.22  Pakistan  Disease threat follows Pakistan floods   Chile 33 trapped miners alive after 17 days   Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Aug.28  Chile  'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue Aug.29  Niger  Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000 Aug.31  Chile  Drilling to reach miners begins Sep.3  New Zealand  7.0 quake strikes near Christchurch Sep.17  Chile  Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Sep.19  Louisiana  Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Sep.24  Northern Nigeria  Flooding displaces more than 2 million Oct.1  Indonesia  Trains collide, killing at least 30 Oct.7   Hungary Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Oct.9  Chile  Rescue drill reaches trapped miners Oct.12  Chile  First Chile miner reaches surface Oct.13   Chile Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.21  Taiwan  Typhoon Megi triggers rockslides Oct.22   Haiti   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths.    All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hosp...
Oct.24  Haiti  U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying' Oct.26   Indonesia Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
  Sumatra 112 dead, 500 missing after quake Oct.28  Sumatra  Getting aid to isolated villages difficult Nov.4  Australia  Qantas grounds Airbus A380  Indonesia  Volcano kills dozens in Indonesia Nov.8   Haiti Haiti capital cholera fears grow Nov.10  San Diego  Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Nov.15  Haiti  Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.16  Dominican Republic  Haiti cholera spreads over border Nov.18  New Zealand  Miners missing after explosion Nov.22   Cambodia 350 die in stampede at festival Nov.23   New Zealand Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast Nov.25  Fiji  Boys found alive after 50 days at sea Dec.1  European Union  Snowfall disrupts northern Europe Dec.2   Northern Israel Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire Dec.5  Sinai  Egypt shark attack kills German Dec.11  Manhattan  Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.12  Israel  Fierce storms strike Middle East  Antarctica  S. Korean ship sinks, 4 dead, 17 missing Dec.14   Australia 'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.19  Australia  Up to 48 Dead in Christmas Isl. Shipwreck Dec.20  London  Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.24   European Union Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US Dec.28   Queensland Flood chaos forces mass evacuations



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02/27 Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
02/20 Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
02/21 Flood rescuers search streets and houses
02/28 Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
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04/06 Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
04/10 Polish president died in plane crash
04/13 Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake
May 2010
05/29 Deadly storm hits Central America
05/16 Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
05/21 Plane crash leaves about 160 dead
05/27 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train
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07/24 Festival stampede kills 19
07/31 Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless
07/27 Plane crashes in Pakistan capital
August 2010
08/06 33 workers trapped in mine
08/16 737 breaks apart on island landing
08/22 33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
08/31 Drilling to reach miners begins
08/02 Russian fires prompt state of emergency
08/06 Muscovites struggle to breathe
08/01 More than 1,100 dead in flooding
08/05 Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m
08/08 Landslides kill at least 127 in China
08/14 Pakistan says 20m hit by floods
08/22 Disease threat follows Pakistan floods
October 2010
10/13 Last trapped Chile miner rescued
10/22 Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
10/07 Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
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Jan.1  Rio de Janeiro  Mudslide in resort kills at least 19 people
Jan.2   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.9  West Germany  Heavy snow brings travel chaos
Jan.12   Haiti  
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti     Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  Rescue workers struggled to clear rubble and bodies from the streets, where the death toll from 7.0-magnitude earthquake may exceed 100,000.    Thousands of injured waited for care outside damaged hospitals. Unknown number remained trapped inside collapsed buildings. Water and el...
Jan.14  Haiti  Earthquake death toll 'may be 50,000' Jan.15   Haiti Rescued girl dies after bid to save her  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.16  Haiti  Security cause doctors to leave hospital  Haiti  Outside Port-au-Prince, towns destroyed   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians Jan.17  Haiti  Top 2 U.N. officials in Haiti died in quake Jan.18   Haiti US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts Jan.20   Haiti Desperate flood port hoping for way out   Haiti   US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
  The US is sending another 4,000 sailors and marines for the earthquake relief effort, diverting them from deployments in the Gulf and Africa
Jan.21  Haiti  Haiti to relocate 400,000 homeless Jan.23   Haiti Victim rescue operation declared over
 Haiti  Rescuers pull man alive after 11 days Jan.24   Haiti Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000   Lebanon   Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
  The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m..    Eyewitnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky b...
Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding
 Lebanon  Bodies found after plane crash Jan.27   Haiti     Girl, 16, pulled from rubble   French rescuers pulled from rubble a girl who they believe could have been trapped since the January 12 earthquake Jan.30  Haiti  US halts Haiti victim evacuations

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Feb.6  Washington  Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Feb.9  Haiti  Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Feb.15   Belgium 18 killed in Belgian train crash
Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers.    The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King M...
Feb.20   Portugal Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Map of Madeira Portugal
  After torrential rains 63 others were reported have been injured on the Atlantic island, which is popular with foreign tourists.    The floods and mudslides were the result of an extreme weather event that affected the Island in autonomous archipelago on 20 February 2010. Damage...
Feb.21   Portugal Flood rescuers search streets and houses   Rescue workers are searching mud-filled streets and houses on the island of Madeira after flash floods left at least 40 people dead Feb.27   Chile   Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Map of Chillan Chile
  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast
 A large wave killed three people and 10 were missing on the island of Juan Fernandez
 Chile  Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Feb.28   France   Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
  A winter storm named 'Xynthia' battered the western coast of Europe, its high winds downing trees and power lines.    Forty of the victims died in western France, where many d...
 Chile  Chileans awake to more aftershocks

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Chile Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Mar.3   Barcelona Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed Mar.4  Sweden  Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships Mar.11  Chile  Three strong earthquakes strike Chile Mar.16  Fiji  Fiji damage 'overwhelming,' PM says Mar.26   South Korea South Korean navy ship sinking near North Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea
 About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an explosion tore through its hull
 South Korea  S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking Mar.28  South Korea  Ship's section believed found Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets

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Apr.3   Queensland Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef   The Shen Neng I, a Chinese ship, has run aground off north-eastern Australia, sparking an alert of an oil leak into the Great Barrier Reef Apr.4  North Mexico  Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast  China  9 rescued after week trapped in mine  China  Dozens rescued from flooded mine Apr.5   China China rescues 115 from flooded mine   More than a week after their coal mine was flooded by a rush of underground water, 115 miners were pulled out alive Apr.6   USA   Blast killed at least 25 miners
Map of Montcoal West Virginia USA
  One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him
 4 others are unaccounted for at The blast at the Massey Energy Co. The cause had not been determined as rescuers worked to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine
  Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
  About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain.    At least 33 people died in Rio de Janeiro city after 28cm of rain f...
 Sumatra  7.7-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash
Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
 Poland  Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.13   Western China   Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake Map of Qinghai China
  Some 300 people are feared dead after a rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area.    The quake hit at 7:49 a.m. local time. The epicente...
Apr.14  Iceland  800 evacuated as volcano erupts  Western China  China sifts rubble for quake survivors Apr.15  Iceland  Volcanic ash cloud causes air travel chaos  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe Apr.20  Beijing  China pays tribute to quake victims Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV Apr.28  Louisiana  New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid  Siberia  Mine blasts kill 11, trap dozens more May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
May.11   Siberia 52 dead in coal mine blasts May.12   Libya   Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor
Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash
 Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower limbs and underwent an operation at Al Khadra Hospital in Tripoli
  House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.21   Southern India   Plane crash leaves about 160 dead Map of Mangalore India
  Only six or seven people had survived and were being treated in hospitals. The Air India Express' Boeing 737-800 was arriving from Dubai.    Plane was lying on its belly amid thick foliage, with smoke bi...
May.22  Southern India  Bodies recovered in India jet crash May.23  Southern India  Cockpit voice recorder found at crash site May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train Map of West Bengal India
  Rescue workers are trying to free survivors from the wreckage of a train in eastern India after a blast on the line.    A Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train derailed overnight where a section of track had been removed. The blast hurled a passenger trai...
  Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails   Guatemala   Deadly storm hits Central America
  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudslides
May.30   Washington     Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced


June 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Guatemala More than 175 dead from weekend storm
Jun.3   Bangladesh Housing-block fire kills more than 100 Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.11  Southern U.S.  Floodwaters hit campsites, leave 16 dead Jun.12   Global American teenage sailor rescued  Abby Sunderland who ran into problems trying to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has been rescued in the Indian Ocea... Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.20  China  46 workers killed in mine blast  Louisiana  BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.29   Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up Jun.30  Texas  Texas on alert as Alex sweeps in

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Jul.3   Congo Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion   At least 230 people were killed and 190 injured when an oil tanker flipped over and exploded. It was attempting to overtake a bus Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.18   India At least 45 dead in train collision
 Louisiana  Seepage detected at oil spill site Jul.22   Louisiana Storm forces ships off spill site Jul.24   Ruhr   Festival stampede kills 19 Map of Duisburg Germany
  At least 17 people have been killed at the Love Parade electronic music festival in the German city of Duisburg after panic sparked a stampede.    The revellers panicked at a tunnel entrance. About 100 people were also injured. Pol...
 Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.25  Ruhr  Number of dead at music festival rises Jul.27   Pakistan     Plane crashes in Pakistan capital Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  An Airbus A321 crashed as it was about to land, in heavy monsoon rain and poor visibility, killing all 152 people on board.    The domestic flight from the southern city of Karachi...
Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting Jul.30  NW Pakistan  Deaths rise in South Asia monsoon Jul.31   Russia     Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless  The Russian government said it has sent some 240,000 people to fight the blazes, which are among the worst ever to hit the region  NW Pakistan  Pakistan flooding death toll reaches 800

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   NW Pakistan     More than 1,100 dead in flooding
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters
 About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large parts of the north-west submerged by the worst monsoon rains in memory
 NW Pakistan  Disease fear after Pakistan flood Aug.2  NW Pakistan  'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well
Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.5   NW Pakistan     Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m   The worst flooding in Pakistan's history has now affected more than four million people and left at least 1,600 dead Aug.6   Moscow Muscovites struggle to breathe  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered ...  NW Pakistan  Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'   Chile     33 workers trapped in mine Map of Copiapo Chile
  130 people were working to rescue the miners after the main ramp into the mine was blocked
Aug.7   Pakistan More rain threatens to worsen floods Aug.8   Western China   Landslides kill at least 127 in China   About 1,300 people are missing after the landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains. 1,300 missing. 45,000 people evacuated  Pakistan  Pakistan hit by deadly landslips Aug.10  Global  H1N1 public health emergency over  Western China  China landslide death toll soars  Western China  Storms threaten landslide rescue effort Aug.11   Pakistan Desperation as flood misery grows Aug.14   Pakistan   Pakistan says 20m hit by floods   Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died  Pakistan  U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.15  Pakistan  U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Aug.16   Colombia   737 breaks apart on island landing   One passenger was killed after an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart while attempting to land on the island of San Andres Aug.19   Pakistan Floods leave 4 million homeless Aug.22   Pakistan   Disease threat follows Pakistan floods  Cases of acute diarrhea have topped 204,000. The number of skin diseases -- such as scabies -- has topped 263,300   Chile     33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Map of Copiapo Chile
  Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed
 Rescuers retrieved a note from the mine that said all of the miners are alive
Aug.23  Chile  Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine Aug.26  Chile  Trapped miners send video messages  Pakistan  Pakistan urges 500,000 new evacuations Aug.27  Chile  Five Chilean miners 'depressed' Aug.28   Chile 'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue  Sumatra  Thousands flee Indonesia volcano Aug.29   Niger Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Aug.31   Chile   Drilling to reach miners begins   Drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for more than three weeks

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Sep.3   New Zealand 7.0 quake strikes near Christchurch
Sep.4  New Zealand  Overnight curfew after NZ quake  Guatemala  Heavy rains devastate Guatemala Sep.15  Chile  November rescue hope for miners Sep.17   Chile   Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners   A bore hole reached 33 miners, but it must be widened before the miners can squeeze through -- a process that should take a few weeks Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Sep.20  Southern Afghanistan  9 Americans killed in Afghanistan crash Sep.24   Northern Nigeria Flooding displaces more than 2 million Sep.26  Chile  Rescue capsule arrives at Chile mine  Eastern Germany  12 dead in bus crash in Germany Sep.28  Mexico  Landslide traps hundreds

October 2010 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Chile  Mine rescue 'this month'   Indonesia Trains collide, killing at least 30
Oct.7   Hungary     Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Map of Ajka Hungary
  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube.    A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 peo...
Oct.8  Chile  Drill 24 hours from miners Oct.9   Chile Rescue drill reaches trapped miners  Chile  Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday Oct.10  Chile  Final steps under way before mine rescue Oct.12  Chile  Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon   Chile First Chile miner reaches surface  Chile  Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed Oct.13  Chile  Half of trapped 33 miners rescued   Chile Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.15  Chile  31 of 33 miners released from hospital Oct.16  Ecuador  Trapped miners found dead Oct.17  China  Death toll rises to 26 from coal mine Oct.18  Philippines  5 killed as Super Typhoon Megi slams Oct.21   Taiwan Typhoon Megi triggers rockslides Oct.22   Haiti     Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths
 All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hospitals overflowed with people rushing to get help from the fast-moving outbreak
Oct.23  Haiti  Cholera reaches Haiti's capital Oct.24  Haiti  Cholera death toll jumps in Haiti   Haiti U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'
 Haiti  Haiti cholera outbreak 'slowing' Oct.26   Indonesia   Thousands flee Indonesia volcano Map of Mount Merapi Indonesia
  The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee. 15 people were killed.    Some journalists, who were staying in a guest...
  Sumatra   112 dead, 500 missing after quake
  Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, triggering a tsunami.    The missing may include people who are unaccounted for after fleeing ...
 Sumatra  Battle to reach tsunami survivors Oct.27  Sumatra  Workers attempt to reach quake victims Oct.28   Sumatra Getting aid to isolated villages difficult
Oct.30  Sumatra  Rescue crews find 135 missing after quake

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Nov.3  Serbia  2 killed in Serbia earthquake  Singapore  Distressed plane lands Nov.4   Australia Qantas grounds Airbus A380
 Haiti  Rain soaks Haiti as storm nears   Indonesia   Volcano kills dozens in Indonesia   At least 49 people have been killed in the latest eruption of Mount Merapi - more than doubling the death toll since it became active again last...  Cuba  Passenger plane crashes in Cuba Nov.6  Jakarta  Death toll rises as volcano cancelled flights  Haiti  Cholera death toll rises in Haiti Nov.7  Australia  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Nov.8   Haiti     Haiti capital cholera fears grow Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  A doctor in Haiti's capita has seen cases of suspected cholera, sparking fears that the epidemic has spread to the city
Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Nov.12  Haiti  New UN plea for Haiti cholera aid Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.16   Dominican Republic Haiti cholera spreads over border Nov.18   New Zealand Miners missing after explosion Nov.19  New Zealand  Rescue on hold for trapped coal miners Nov.22   Cambodia   350 die in stampede at festival Map of Phnom Penh Cambodia
  A stampede that occurred in capital city during the Water Festival has killed 339 people. Another 329 people were injured in the crush.    Huge crowds had gathered on a small island for the final day of the one of the main events of the year in Cambodia; a bridge become overcrowded. ...
 New Zealand  Robot searching for miners breaks down Nov.23   New Zealand   Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast Map of Pike River New Zealand
  All 29 miners trapped in a coal mine in New Zealand are believed to be dead after the ignition of gases in mine meant a rescue was very unlikely.    There had been no contact with 24 New Zealanders, two Australia...
Nov.24  Cambodia  Cambodians turn out to honor the dead Nov.25   Fiji Boys found alive after 50 days at sea Nov.27  Karachi  Cargo plane from Karachi crashes

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Dec.1   European Union Snowfall disrupts northern Europe
Dec.2   Northern Israel   Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire Map of Haifa Israel
  A bus carrying up to 50 people overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle because of the fire and surrounding smoke.    The blaze had scorched more than 750 acres in the Carmel Forest near Ha...
Dec.4  Moscow  2 die as Russian plane skids off runway  Ecuador  'Throat of Fire' volcano erupts Dec.5   Sinai Egypt shark attack kills German Dec.7  Haiti  French Haiti cholera report 'inconclusive' Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.12   Israel   Fierce storms strike Middle East  The storms have sunk a ship off the Israeli coast, closed ports and disrupted shipping in the Suez Canal   Antarctica S. Korean ship sinks, 4 dead, 17 missing Dec.14   Australia   'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck Map of Christmas Island Australia
  Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying suspected asylum seekers crashed into rocks on Australia's Christmas Island
Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.19   Australia Up to 48 Dead in Christmas Isl. Shipwreck Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.21  European Union  Europe bends under weight of snow Dec.23  Haiti  45 people lynched amid cholera fears Dec.24   European Union Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe
  Thousands of travellers have had their Christmas plans disrupted by further snowfalls across Western Europe
 Paris  Paris cancels half of flights Dec.27   New York   Travel chaos as blizzards hit US  Blizzards are sweeping north along the eastern coast, forcing the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights and disrupting rail and road traff... Dec.28  New York  US struggles after snow storms   Queensland   Flood chaos forces mass evacuations
  North-eastern Australia's worst flooding in decades is continuing to cause chaos across the region.    1,000 people have been evacuated, including the entire population of the town of Theodore. Th...



Housing-block fire kills more than 100   Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless  The Russian government said it has sent some 240,000 people to fight the blazes, which are among the worst ever to hit the region   Russian fires prompt state of emergency




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2010
Jun.3   Bangladesh
Jul.31   Russia
Aug.2   Moscow
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Dec.2   Northern Israel Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
Map of Haifa Israel
  A bus carrying up to 50 people overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle because of the fire and surrounding smoke.    The blaze had scorched more than 750 acres in the Carmel Forest near Ha...




World, Disasters, 2010 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.15  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding
Feb.6  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Sep.20  Southern Afghanistan  9 Americans killed in Afghanistan crash



World, Disasters, 2010 Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.12   Haiti   'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti   Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  Rescue workers struggled to clear rubble and bodies from the streets, where the death toll from 7.0-magnitude earthquake may exceed 100,000.    Thousands of injured waited for care outside damaged hospitals. Unknown number remained trapped inside collapsed buildings. Water and el...
Jan.14  Haiti  Earthquake death toll 'may be 50,000' Jan.15   Haiti Rescued girl dies after bid to save her Jan.15  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.16  Haiti  Security cause doctors to leave hospital Jan.16  Haiti  Outside Port-au-Prince, towns destroyed Jan.16   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians Jan.17  Haiti  Top 2 U.N. officials in Haiti died in quake Jan.18   Haiti US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts Jan.20   Haiti Desperate flood port hoping for way out Jan.20   Haiti   US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
  The US is sending another 4,000 sailors and marines for the earthquake relief effort, diverting them from deployments in the Gulf and Africa
Jan.21  Haiti  Haiti to relocate 400,000 homeless Jan.23   Haiti Victim rescue operation declared over
Jan.24   Haiti Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000 Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding Jan.27   Haiti   Girl, 16, pulled from rubble   French rescuers pulled from rubble a girl who they believe could have been trapped since the January 12 earthquake Feb.6  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Feb.27   Chile Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Map of Chillan Chile
  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast
 A large wave killed three people and 10 were missing on the island of Juan Fernandez
Feb.27  Chile  Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Feb.28  Chile  Chileans awake to more aftershocks Mar.1   Chile Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest Mar.11  Chile  Three strong earthquakes strike Chile Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets Apr.4  North Mexico  Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast Apr.6  Sumatra  7.7-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia Apr.13   Western China Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake Map of Qinghai China
  Some 300 people are feared dead after a rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area.    The quake hit at 7:49 a.m. local time. The epicente...
Apr.20  Beijing  China pays tribute to quake victims Sep.3   New Zealand 7.0 quake strikes near Christchurch Sep.4  New Zealand  Overnight curfew after NZ quake Oct.26   Sumatra 112 dead, 500 missing after quake
  Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, triggering a tsunami.    The missing may include people who are unaccounted for after fleeing ...
Nov.3  Serbia  2 killed in Serbia earthquake



World, Disasters, 2010 Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2010 Sep.26  Eastern Germany  12 dead in bus crash in Germany



World, Disasters, 2010 Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2010 Aug.1  NW Pakistan  Disease fear after Pakistan flood Aug.10  Global  H1N1 public health emergency over Aug.22   Pakistan   Disease threat follows Pakistan floods  Cases of acute diarrhea have topped 204,000. The number of skin diseases -- such as scabies -- has topped 263,300 Oct.22   Haiti   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths
 All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hospitals overflowed with people rushing to get help from the fast-moving outbreak
Oct.23  Haiti  Cholera reaches Haiti's capital Oct.24  Haiti  Cholera death toll jumps in Haiti Oct.24   Haiti U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'
Oct.24  Haiti  Haiti cholera outbreak 'slowing' Nov.6  Haiti  Cholera death toll rises in Haiti Nov.8   Haiti   Haiti capital cholera fears grow Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  A doctor in Haiti's capita has seen cases of suspected cholera, sparking fears that the epidemic has spread to the city
Nov.12  Haiti  New UN plea for Haiti cholera aid Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.16   Dominican Republic Haiti cholera spreads over border Dec.7  Haiti  French Haiti cholera report 'inconclusive' Dec.23  Haiti  45 people lynched amid cholera fears



World, Disasters, 2010 Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.3   Barcelona Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 killed
Mar.4  Sweden  Baltic Sea ice traps passenger, cargo ships Mar.26   South Korea South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea
 About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an explosion tore through its hull
Mar.26   South Korea South Korean navy ship sinking near North Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea
 About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an explosion tore through its hull
Mar.26  South Korea  S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking Mar.26  South Korea  S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking Mar.28  South Korea  Ship's section believed found Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Nov.25   Fiji Boys found alive after 50 days at sea Dec.5   Sinai Egypt shark attack kills German Dec.12   Antarctica S. Korean ship sinks, 4 dead, 17 missing Dec.14   Australia 'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck Map of Christmas Island Australia
  Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying suspected asylum seekers crashed into rocks on Australia's Christmas Island
Dec.19   Australia Up to 48 Dead in Christmas Isl. Shipwreck



World, Disasters, 2010 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41
Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers.    The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King M...
Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine



World, Disasters, 2010 Volcano Timeline ... See World Volcano timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.14  Iceland  800 evacuated as volcano erupts Apr.15  Iceland  Volcanic ash cloud causes air travel chaos Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans Apr.18  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected May.16   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting Aug.28  Sumatra  Thousands flee Indonesia volcano Oct.26   Indonesia Thousands flee Indonesia volcano Map of Mount Merapi Indonesia
  The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee. 15 people were killed.    Some journalists, who were staying in a guest...
Nov.4   Indonesia Volcano kills dozens in Indonesia   At least 49 people have been killed in the latest eruption of Mount Merapi - more than doubling the death toll since it became active again last... Nov.6  Jakarta  Death toll rises as volcano cancelled flights Dec.4  Ecuador  'Throat of Fire' volcano erupts



World, Disasters, 2010 Massacre Timeline ... See World Massacre timeline Top ^
2010 Dec.23  Haiti  45 people lynched amid cholera fears



World, Disasters, 2010 Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.6   USA Blast killed at least 25 miners
Map of Montcoal West Virginia USA
  One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him
 4 others are unaccounted for at The blast at the Massey Energy Co. The cause had not been determined as rescuers worked to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine
May.8  Siberia  Mine blasts kill 11, trap dozens more May.11   Siberia 52 dead in coal mine blasts Jun.20  China  46 workers killed in mine blast Aug.6   Chile   33 workers trapped in mine Map of Copiapo Chile
  130 people were working to rescue the miners after the main ramp into the mine was blocked
Aug.22   Chile   33 trapped miners alive after 17 days Map of Copiapo Chile
  Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed
 Rescuers retrieved a note from the mine that said all of the miners are alive
Aug.23  Chile  Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine Aug.26  Chile  Trapped miners send video messages Aug.27  Chile  Five Chilean miners 'depressed' Oct.15  Chile  31 of 33 miners released from hospital Oct.16  Ecuador  Trapped miners found dead Oct.17  China  Death toll rises to 26 from coal mine Nov.18   New Zealand Miners missing after explosion Nov.19  New Zealand  Rescue on hold for trapped coal miners Nov.23   New Zealand Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast Map of Pike River New Zealand
  All 29 miners trapped in a coal mine in New Zealand are believed to be dead after the ignition of gases in mine meant a rescue was very unlikely.    There had been no contact with 24 New Zealanders, two Australia...




World, Disasters, 2010 Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.2   Rio de Janeiro Death toll rains hits 51
Jan.9  West Germany  Heavy snow brings travel chaos Feb.6  Washington  Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US Feb.28   France Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
  A winter storm named 'Xynthia' battered the western coast of Europe, its high winds downing trees and power lines.    Forty of the victims died in western France, where many d...
Mar.16  Fiji  Fiji damage 'overwhelming,' PM says Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
  About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain.    At least 33 people died in Rio de Janeiro city after 28cm of rain f...
May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America
  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudslides
Jun.1   Guatemala More than 175 dead from weekend storm
Jun.29   Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up Jun.30  Texas  Texas on alert as Alex sweeps in Jul.22   Louisiana Storm forces ships off spill site Aug.10  Western China  Storms threaten landslide rescue effort Aug.14   Pakistan   Pakistan says 20m hit by floods   Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died Aug.14  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Sep.4  Guatemala  Heavy rains devastate Guatemala Oct.18  Philippines  5 killed as Super Typhoon Megi slams Oct.21   Taiwan Typhoon Megi triggers rockslides Nov.4  Haiti  Rain soaks Haiti as storm nears Dec.1   European Union Snowfall disrupts northern Europe Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.12   Israel Fierce storms strike Middle East  The storms have sunk a ship off the Israeli coast, closed ports and disrupted shipping in the Suez Canal Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.21  European Union  Europe bends under weight of snow Dec.24   European Union Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe
  Thousands of travellers have had their Christmas plans disrupted by further snowfalls across Western Europe
Dec.24  Paris  Paris cancels half of flights Dec.27   New York Travel chaos as blizzards hit US  Blizzards are sweeping north along the eastern coast, forcing the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights and disrupting rail and road traff... Dec.28  New York  US struggles after snow storms



World, Disasters, 2010 Landslide Timeline ... See World Landslide timeline Top ^
2010 Aug.8   Western China Landslides kill at least 127 in China   About 1,300 people are missing after the landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains. 1,300 missing. 45,000 people evacuated Aug.8  Pakistan  Pakistan hit by deadly landslips Aug.10  Western China  China landslide death toll soars Sep.28  Mexico  Landslide traps hundreds



World, Disasters, 2010 Riot Timeline ... See World Riot timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.16  Haiti  Security cause doctors to leave hospital Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV




World, Disasters, 2010 Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.1  Rio de Janeiro  Mudslide in resort kills at least 19 people Feb.20   Portugal Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Map of Madeira Portugal
  After torrential rains 63 others were reported have been injured on the Atlantic island, which is popular with foreign tourists.    The floods and mudslides were the result of an extreme weather event that affected the Island in autonomous archipelago on 20 February 2010. Damage...
Jun.11  Southern U.S.  Floodwaters hit campsites, leave 16 dead Jul.30  NW Pakistan  Deaths rise in South Asia monsoon Jul.31  NW Pakistan  Pakistan flooding death toll reaches 800 Aug.1   NW Pakistan   More than 1,100 dead in flooding
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters
 About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large parts of the north-west submerged by the worst monsoon rains in memory
Aug.2  NW Pakistan  'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods Aug.5   NW Pakistan   Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m   The worst flooding in Pakistan's history has now affected more than four million people and left at least 1,600 dead Aug.6  NW Pakistan  Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people' Aug.7   Pakistan More rain threatens to worsen floods
Aug.11   Pakistan Desperation as flood misery grows Aug.14   Pakistan   Pakistan says 20m hit by floods   Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died Aug.14  Pakistan  U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief Aug.15  Pakistan  U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Aug.19   Pakistan Floods leave 4 million homeless Aug.26  Pakistan  Pakistan urges 500,000 new evacuations Aug.29   Niger Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000 Sep.24   Northern Nigeria Flooding displaces more than 2 million Dec.28   Queensland Flood chaos forces mass evacuations
  North-eastern Australia's worst flooding in decades is continuing to cause chaos across the region.    1,000 people have been evacuated, including the entire population of the town of Theodore. Th...




World, Disasters, 2010 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.27   Beijing China lifts ban on foreigners with HIV
Jul.24   Ruhr Festival stampede kills 19 Map of Duisburg Germany
  At least 17 people have been killed at the Love Parade electronic music festival in the German city of Duisburg after panic sparked a stampede.    The revellers panicked at a tunnel entrance. About 100 people were also injured. Pol...
Jul.25  Ruhr  Number of dead at music festival rises Nov.22   Cambodia 350 die in stampede at festival Map of Phnom Penh Cambodia
  A stampede that occurred in capital city during the Water Festival has killed 339 people. Another 329 people were injured in the crush.    Huge crowds had gathered on a small island for the final day of the one of the main events of the year in Cambodia; a bridge become overcrowded. ...
Nov.24  Cambodia  Cambodians turn out to honor the dead Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill



World, Disasters, 2010 Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.16   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Jan.24   Lebanon Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
  The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m..    Eyewitnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky b...
Jan.25  Lebanon  Bodies found after plane crash Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash
Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
Apr.10  Poland  Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.15  European Union  Europe flights be grounded into weekend Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.18  European Union  Airlines and airports question flight bans Apr.18  England  Test flights: European skies may be safe May.9   European Union Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
May.12   Libya Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash
 Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower limbs and underwent an operation at Al Khadra Hospital in Tripoli
May.16   Northern England   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected May.16   London Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.21   Southern India Plane crash leaves about 160 dead Map of Mangalore India
  Only six or seven people had survived and were being treated in hospitals. The Air India Express' Boeing 737-800 was arriving from Dubai.    Plane was lying on its belly amid thick foliage, with smoke bi...
May.22  Southern India  Bodies recovered in India jet crash May.23  Southern India  Cockpit voice recorder found at crash site Jul.27   Pakistan   Plane crashes in Pakistan capital Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  An Airbus A321 crashed as it was about to land, in heavy monsoon rain and poor visibility, killing all 152 people on board.    The domestic flight from the southern city of Karachi...
Aug.15  Pakistan  U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Aug.16   Colombia 737 breaks apart on island landing   One passenger was killed after an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart while attempting to land on the island of San Andres Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Sep.20  Southern Afghanistan  9 Americans killed in Afghanistan crash Nov.3  Singapore  Distressed plane lands Nov.4   Australia Qantas grounds Airbus A380 Nov.4   Australia Qantas grounds Airbus A380 Nov.4  Cuba  Passenger plane crashes in Cuba Nov.7  Australia  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Nov.7  Australia  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Nov.27  Karachi  Cargo plane from Karachi crashes Dec.4  Moscow  2 die as Russian plane skids off runway Dec.20   London Europe is digging airports out of snow Dec.24  Paris  Paris cancels half of flights



World, Disasters, 2010 Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2010 Jul.28  Barcelona  Catalonia bans bullfighting



World, Disasters, 2010 Military to Rescue Timeline ... See World Military to Rescue timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.18   Haiti US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
Jan.20   Haiti   US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
  The US is sending another 4,000 sailors and marines for the earthquake relief effort, diverting them from deployments in the Gulf and Africa
Mar.1   Chile Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Aug.14  Pakistan  U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid'



World, Disasters, 2010 Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.3   Queensland Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef   The Shen Neng I, a Chinese ship, has run aground off north-eastern Australia, sparking an alert of an oil leak into the Great Barrier Reef Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Apr.28  Louisiana  New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.30   Washington   Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.20  Louisiana  BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.18  Louisiana  Seepage detected at oil spill site Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well
Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.6   Moscow Muscovites struggle to breathe  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered ... Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Oct.7   Hungary   Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Map of Ajka Hungary
  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube.    A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 peo...
Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill



World, Disasters, 2010 Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41
Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers.    The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King M...




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2010 Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil
Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY



World, Disasters, 2010 Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.15   Belgium 18 killed in Belgian train crash
May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train Map of West Bengal India
  Rescue workers are trying to free survivors from the wreckage of a train in eastern India after a blast on the line.    A Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train derailed overnight where a section of track had been removed. The blast hurled a passenger trai...
Jul.18   India At least 45 dead in train collision Oct.1   Indonesia Trains collide, killing at least 30 Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN



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2010 Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says




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2010 Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Sep.4  New Zealand  Overnight curfew after NZ quake



World, Disasters, 2010 Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.23  Haiti  Rescuers pull man alive after 11 days Jan.30  Haiti  US halts Haiti victim evacuations Feb.9  Haiti  Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble Feb.21   Portugal Flood rescuers search streets and houses   Rescue workers are searching mud-filled streets and houses on the island of Madeira after flash floods left at least 40 people dead Mar.28  South Korea  Ship's section believed found Apr.4  China  9 rescued after week trapped in mine Apr.4  China  Dozens rescued from flooded mine Apr.5   China China rescues 115 from flooded mine   More than a week after their coal mine was flooded by a rush of underground water, 115 miners were pulled out alive Apr.14  Western China  China sifts rubble for quake survivors Jun.12   Global American teenage sailor rescued  Abby Sunderland who ran into problems trying to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has been rescued in the Indian Ocea... Aug.28   Chile 'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue
Aug.31   Chile   Drilling to reach miners begins   Drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for more than three weeks Sep.15  Chile  November rescue hope for miners Sep.17   Chile   Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners   A bore hole reached 33 miners, but it must be widened before the miners can squeeze through -- a process that should take a few weeks Sep.26  Chile  Rescue capsule arrives at Chile mine Oct.1  Chile  Mine rescue 'this month' Oct.8  Chile  Drill 24 hours from miners Oct.9   Chile Rescue drill reaches trapped miners Oct.9  Chile  Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday Oct.10  Chile  Final steps under way before mine rescue Oct.12  Chile  Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon Oct.12   Chile First Chile miner reaches surface Oct.12  Chile  Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed Oct.13  Chile  Half of trapped 33 miners rescued Oct.13   Chile Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.26  Sumatra  Battle to reach tsunami survivors Oct.27  Sumatra  Workers attempt to reach quake victims Oct.28   Sumatra Getting aid to isolated villages difficult Oct.30  Sumatra  Rescue crews find 135 missing after quake Nov.22  New Zealand  Robot searching for miners breaks down



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2010 May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train
Map of West Bengal India
  Rescue workers are trying to free survivors from the wreckage of a train in eastern India after a blast on the line.    A Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train derailed overnight where a section of track had been removed. The blast hurled a passenger trai...




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2010 Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash
Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
Apr.10  Poland  Poland mourns president's death in crash Apr.20  Beijing  China pays tribute to quake victims Nov.24  Cambodia  Cambodians turn out to honor the dead



World, Disasters, 2010 Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2010 May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief



World, Disasters, 2010 Oil Timeline ... See World Oil timeline Top ^
2010 Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jul.3   Congo Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion   At least 230 people were killed and 190 injured when an oil tanker flipped over and exploded. It was attempting to overtake a bus Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well
Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'