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01-13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Giglio island, Italy
2. 02-02 More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks Cape Fortification, Papua New Guinea
D. 02-15 Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Comayagua, Honduras
E. 02-22 Argentina train crash 'kills 49' Buenos Aires, Argentina
5. 04-05 US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
G. 04-07 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Siachen, Pakistan
H. 04-20 No survivors from Pakistan plane crash Islamabad, Pakistan
I. 05-29 Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Modena, Northern Italy
J. 06-03 Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Lagos, Nigeria

Summary.     Click for More > More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Argentina train crash 'kills 49' US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche No survivors from Pakistan plane crash   A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible fa... Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Italy's quake scientists jailed   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes   A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada Second fire breaks out at clothes factory Philippine storm toll passes 300 Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call
  Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Map of Giglio island Italy
Jan.13   Italy
  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy.    The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 2...
Jan.14  Italy  S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
Jan.17  Italy  Five bodies found in cruise wreck
 Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest
Jan.18  Italy  Hope fades as search is suspended
Jan.19  Helmand  Afghan helicopter crash kills six
Jan.25  Rio de Janeiro  High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead
Feb.2   Papua New Guinea
 Serbia  Europe's freeze claims 110 lives
Feb.9  Ukraine  Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS
Feb.15   Honduras
Feb.22   Argentina
Feb.29  Seychelles  Stricken vessel nears dock in Seychelles
Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US
Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary
Apr.1  Siberia  Russian plane crashes kills 32
Apr.5   Alaska
Apr.7   Pakistan
Apr.11  Aceh  Tsunami scare tests emergency plans
Apr.20   Pakistan
May.9  Jakarta  Russian plane missing in Indonesia
May.19  Northern Italy  Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites
May.29   Northern Italy
Jun.3   Nigeria
Jun.21  Australia  Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia
Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
Jul.5  Paris  Pilots blamed for Air France disaster
Jul.7  North Caucasus  Dozens killed in Russia flooding
Jul.14  Japan  Thousands flee Japanese floods
Jul.23  Hong Kong  Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong
Jul.31  India  Half of India left without power
Aug.12  Iran  Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250
Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery
 Haiti  Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti
Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast
Sep.7  Southern China  China's quake death toll rises
Sep.11  Karachi  Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars
Oct.1  Hong Kong  Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
Oct.22   Italy
Oct.25  Cuba  Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas
Oct.29   New Jersey
Oct.30   Manhattan
Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone
Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Nov.7  Ghana  Shop building collapses in Ghana
Nov.17  Egypt  Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children
Nov.24  Bangladesh  'At least 120 dead' in Dhaka fire
Nov.25   Bangladesh
Dec.2  Japan  Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
Dec.5   Southern Philippines
Dec.7   London
Dec.24  Upstate New York  Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze



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Europe
01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Cruise captain under house arrest
01/17 Five bodies found in cruise wreck
02/09 Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS
05/19 Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites
05/29 Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
07/05 Pilots blamed for Air France disaster
02/02 Europe's freeze claims 110 lives
02/09 Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS
01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Cruise captain under house arrest
01/17 Five bodies found in cruise wreck
01/18 Hope fades as search is suspended
European Union
01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Cruise captain under house arrest
05/19 Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites
05/29 Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
07/05 Pilots blamed for Air France disaster
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01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Cruise captain under house arrest
01/17 Five bodies found in cruise wreck
01/18 Hope fades as search is suspended
USA
03/02 Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US
04/05 US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
07/02 Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
08/28 Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast
10/29 Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
10/30 40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
03/02 Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US
07/02 Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
08/28 Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast
10/30 40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
10/31 Obama visits storm disaster zone
04/05 US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
East Asia
02/02 More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
04/11 Tsunami scare tests emergency plans
05/09 Russian plane missing in Indonesia
07/14 Thousands flee Japanese floods
07/23 Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong
10/01 Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
12/05 Philippine storm toll passes 300
07/23 Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong
12/05 Philippine storm toll passes 300
02/02 More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
10/01 Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
Italy
01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Cruise captain under house arrest
05/19 Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites
05/29 Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
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01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Cruise captain under house arrest
01/17 Five bodies found in cruise wreck
South Asia
04/07 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
04/20 No survivors from Pakistan plane crash
07/31 Half of India left without power
09/11 Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars
11/25 Second fire breaks out at clothes factory
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Latin America
01/25 High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead
02/15 Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
02/22 Argentina train crash 'kills 49'
08/25 Blast halts Venezuela refinery
10/25 Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas
08/25 Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti
10/25 Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas
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Giglio island
01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Five bodies found in cruise wreck
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01/13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
01/14 S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship
01/17 Five bodies found in cruise wreck
Southeast Asia
04/11 Tsunami scare tests emergency plans
05/09 Russian plane missing in Indonesia
12/05 Philippine storm toll passes 300
12/05 Philippine storm toll passes 300
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Post Soviet
02/09 Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS
04/01 Russian plane crashes kills 32
07/07 Dozens killed in Russia flooding
02/09 Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS
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Oceania
01/06 Hot air balloon crash kills 11
02/02 More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
06/21 Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia
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02/02 More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
06/21 Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia
South America
01/25 High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead
02/22 Argentina train crash 'kills 49'
08/25 Blast halts Venezuela refinery
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Japan
03/10 Japan marks deadly anniversary
07/14 Thousands flee Japanese floods
12/02 Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
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Pakistan
04/07 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
04/20 No survivors from Pakistan plane crash
09/11 Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars
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New York
10/30 40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
11/02 Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
10/30 40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
11/02 Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
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Africa
03/04 Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
06/03 Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building
11/07 Shop building collapses in Ghana
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China
07/23 Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong
09/07 China's quake death toll rises
10/01 Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
07/23 Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong
10/01 Hong Kong boat collision kills 36

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  Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Map of Giglio island Italy


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6  New Zealand  Hot air balloon crash kills 11
Jan.7  New Zealand  Stricken NZ cargo ship breaks up
Jan.13   Italy  
  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy
 The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 20 degrees, after which people tried to reach land in lifeboats or by swimming
Jan.14  Italy  Italy divers scour capsized liner   Italy S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship Jan.15  Italy  Bodies recovered from inside ill-fated ship Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy Five bodies found in cruise wreck   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.18   Italy Hope fades as search is suspended Jan.19   Helmand Afghan helicopter crash kills six Jan.20  Italy  Rescuers halt search as cruise ship moves Jan.21  Italy  12th body found in cruise ship search Jan.23  Italy  2 more bodies found in Italy cruise crash Jan.25   Rio de Janeiro High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead  Two buildings -- one a 20-story building and the other 10 stories -- collapsed in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro Jan.26  Rio de Janeiro  Five bodies found in Rio rubble Jan.28  Peru  At least 26 killed in Peru rehab center fire Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Papua New Guinea   More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
Map of Cape Fortification Papua New Guinea
  The Australian authorities have been helping Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts after the ship, the MV Rabaul Queen, sank off Cape Fortification
  Serbia Europe's freeze claims 110 lives Feb.6  Southern Philippines  Teams search for earthquake survivors Feb.9   Ukraine   Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS  Suffering in the grip of a brutal winter where temperatures have not risen above freezing in nearly a month, Ukraine has seen a wave of deat... Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Map of Comayagua Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...
Feb.22   Argentina   Argentina train crash 'kills 49' Map of Buenos Aires Argentina
  A train crash at a station in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, has killed 49 people with hundreds more injured.    The train slammed into the barrier at the end of the platform at the Onc...
Feb.29   Seychelles Stricken vessel nears dock in Seychelles

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district Mar.2   Indiana   Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US   A series of powerful tornadoes have killed at least six people in Indiana, and caused damage and injury in Tennessee and Kentucky  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Mar.3  Poland  Poland suffers deadly train crash Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Siberia Russian plane crashes kills 32
Apr.3  Dallas  Large Texas tornadoes wreak chaos Apr.5   Alaska   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami.    The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru ...
Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region.    124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m ...
Apr.11   Aceh   Tsunami scare tests emergency plans  Fears that Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake and resulting tsunami alert could bring a repeat of the 2004 disaster dissipated quickly Apr.20   Pakistan   No survivors from Pakistan plane crash
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible factor
 The Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 had been making its first evening flight from Karachi to Islamabad. The crash occurred near the Chaklala airbase adjacent to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport
Apr.21  Pakistan  120 bodies recovered after plane crash

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.9   Jakarta   Russian plane missing in Indonesia  Sukhoi Superjet 100, passenger airliner went missing Wednesday after it disappeared from radar screens over a mountainous region of Indonesi May.19   Northern Italy   Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites   A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns May.28  Qatar  Shopping mall fire in Doha, kills 19 May.29   Northern Italy   Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
Map of Modena Italy
  At least 12 people were killed in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, nine days after a 6.0-magnitude quake in the same region killed seven people.    Tuesday's quake was follow...
May.30  Northern Italy  Death toll from Italy earthquake rises

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   Nigeria   Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building
Map of Lagos Nigeria
  All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board.    Witnesses saw the Dana Air plane strike th...
Jun.12  Colorado  Massive wildfires hit US states Jun.21   Australia   Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia   A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia. A merchant ship was diverted to the scene Jun.26  Australia  Boat sinks off Christmas Island Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Virginia Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
Jul.5   Paris   Pilots blamed for Air France disaster   A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Flight 447, Bureau of Investigation... Jul.6  Cambodia  Mystery illness killing Cambodian children Jul.7   North Caucasus Dozens killed in Russia flooding Jul.14   Japan   Thousands flee Japanese floods   About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan Jul.23   Hong Kong Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong Jul.29  Southern India  Deadly fire strikes Indian train  New Delhi  Massive power outage hits India Jul.31   India     Half of India left without power   Hundreds of millions of people have been left without electricity in northern and eastern India after a massive power breakdown

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Southern China  Back-to-back typhoons hit China Aug.5  Jamaica  Tropical Storm Ernesto breezes past Jamaica Aug.12   Iran Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250
Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery   A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days   Haiti Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti Aug.28   Louisiana   Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region Aug.29  Sichuan  Death toll rises in China coal mine blast Aug.31  Southern Philippines  Tsunami warning issued after quake hits

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7   Southern China China's quake death toll rises
Sep.11   Karachi     Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars  The number of people killed in a fire at the garment factory in the Pakistan city of Karachi has risen to at least 67. Many other people were... Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Sep.29  Pakistan  Hundreds killed in Pakistan flooding

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Hong Kong     Hong Kong boat collision kills 36   One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Is... Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed
Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.24  Jamaica  Hurricane Sandy reaches Jamaica Oct.25   Cuba     Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas   Nine deaths occurred in Santiago de Cuba province and two bodies were recovered in Guantanamo state Oct.27  Pennsylvania  US East Coast braced for storm  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.29  New York  Sandy closes in on US East Coast   New Jersey     Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast
Oct.30   Manhattan     40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada
 In New York City, 18 people have been killed. More than 18,000 flights were cancelled
Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone


November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Southern India  Cyclone tears into south Indian coast Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
 New York  New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar Nov.3  New York  Race to restore power after Sandy Nov.7   Ghana Shop building collapses in Ghana  Guatemala  Quake felt throughout Central America, Mexico Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children Nov.24   Bangladesh 'At least 120 dead' in Dhaka fire Nov.25   Bangladesh   Second fire breaks out at clothes factory Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  A fire has broken out in a multi-storey building housing clothes-making factories in the capital two days after a blaze in another clothes factory


December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Japan Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
 Japan  Japan tunnel collapse killed nine Dec.4  Southern Philippines  Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha rises Dec.5   Southern Philippines   Philippine storm toll passes 300 Map of Mindanao Philippines
  Hundreds more are missing in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines.    People were killed in eight province...
Dec.7   London   Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call
  A nurse that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, has apparently committed suicide.    The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the call, in w...
Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze
Dec.25  Myanmar  Two killed in Burma crash landing Dec.29  Moscow  Plane crashes into road outside Moscow


Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Map of Comayagua Honduras




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2012
Jan.28  Peru  At least 26 killed in Peru rehab center fire
Feb.15   Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...
May.28  Qatar  Shopping mall fire in Doha, kills 19 Jun.12  Colorado  Massive wildfires hit US states Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction Sep.11   Karachi   Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars  The number of people killed in a fire at the garment factory in the Pakistan city of Karachi has risen to at least 67. Many other people were... Nov.24   Bangladesh 'At least 120 dead' in Dhaka fire Nov.25   Bangladesh Second fire breaks out at clothes factory Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  A fire has broken out in a multi-storey building housing clothes-making factories in the capital two days after a blaze in another clothes factory
Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze



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2012 Jan.19   Helmand Afghan helicopter crash kills six
Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region.    124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m ...
Nov.2  New York  New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar



World, Disasters, 2012 Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK Feb.6  Southern Philippines  Teams search for earthquake survivors Mar.3  Poland  Poland suffers deadly train crash Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Apr.11   Aceh Tsunami scare tests emergency plans  Fears that Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake and resulting tsunami alert could bring a repeat of the 2004 disaster dissipated quickly May.19   Northern Italy Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites   A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns May.29   Northern Italy Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Map of Modena Italy
  At least 12 people were killed in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, nine days after a 6.0-magnitude quake in the same region killed seven people.    Tuesday's quake was follow...
May.30  Northern Italy  Death toll from Italy earthquake rises Aug.12   Iran Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250 Aug.31  Southern Philippines  Tsunami warning issued after quake hits Sep.7   Southern China China's quake death toll rises Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Nov.7  Guatemala  Quake felt throughout Central America, Mexico



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2012 Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone
Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children



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2012 Jul.6  Cambodia  Mystery illness killing Cambodian children



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2012 Jan.7  New Zealand  Stricken NZ cargo ship breaks up Jan.13   Italy   Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
Map of Giglio island Italy
  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy
 The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 20 degrees, after which people tried to reach land in lifeboats or by swimming
Jan.14  Italy  Italy divers scour capsized liner Jan.14   Italy S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship Jan.15  Italy  Bodies recovered from inside ill-fated ship Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy Five bodies found in cruise wreck Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Jan.20  Italy  Rescuers halt search as cruise ship moves Jan.21  Italy  12th body found in cruise ship search Jan.23  Italy  2 more bodies found in Italy cruise crash Feb.2   Papua New Guinea   More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks Map of Cape Fortification Papua New Guinea
  The Australian authorities have been helping Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts after the ship, the MV Rabaul Queen, sank off Cape Fortification
Feb.29   Seychelles Stricken vessel nears dock in Seychelles Apr.5   Alaska   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami.    The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru ...
Apr.5   Alaska   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami.    The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru ...
Jun.21   Australia Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia   A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia. A merchant ship was diverted to the scene Jun.26  Australia  Boat sinks off Christmas Island Oct.1   Hong Kong   Hong Kong boat collision kills 36   One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Is...



World, Disasters, 2012 Power Outage Timeline ... See World Power Outage timeline Top ^
2012 Jul.29  New Delhi  Massive power outage hits India Jul.31   India   Half of India left without power   Hundreds of millions of people have been left without electricity in northern and eastern India after a massive power breakdown Nov.3  New York  Race to restore power after Sandy



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2012 Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed
Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila




World, Disasters, 2012 Massacre Timeline ... See World Massacre timeline Top ^
2012 Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze




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2012 Aug.29  Sichuan  Death toll rises in China coal mine blast



World, Disasters, 2012 Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.2   Serbia Europe's freeze claims 110 lives
Feb.9   Ukraine Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS  Suffering in the grip of a brutal winter where temperatures have not risen above freezing in nearly a month, Ukraine has seen a wave of deat... Mar.2   Indiana Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US   A series of powerful tornadoes have killed at least six people in Indiana, and caused damage and injury in Tennessee and Kentucky Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Apr.3  Dallas  Large Texas tornadoes wreak chaos Jul.2   Virginia Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave Jul.23   Hong Kong Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong Aug.3  Southern China  Back-to-back typhoons hit China Aug.5  Jamaica  Tropical Storm Ernesto breezes past Jamaica Aug.25   Haiti Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti Aug.28   Louisiana Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region Oct.24  Jamaica  Hurricane Sandy reaches Jamaica Oct.25   Cuba   Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas   Nine deaths occurred in Santiago de Cuba province and two bodies were recovered in Guantanamo state Oct.27  Pennsylvania  US East Coast braced for storm Oct.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.29  New York  Sandy closes in on US East Coast Oct.30   Manhattan   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada
 In New York City, 18 people have been killed. More than 18,000 flights were cancelled
Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone Nov.1  Southern India  Cyclone tears into south Indian coast Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Nov.2  New York  New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar Dec.4  Southern Philippines  Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha rises Dec.5   Southern Philippines Philippine storm toll passes 300 Map of Mindanao Philippines
  Hundreds more are missing in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines.    People were killed in eight province...




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2012 Jul.7   North Caucasus Dozens killed in Russia flooding
Jul.14   Japan Thousands flee Japanese floods   About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan Sep.29  Pakistan  Hundreds killed in Pakistan flooding Oct.29   New Jersey   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast




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2012 Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal



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2012 Jan.6  New Zealand  Hot air balloon crash kills 11 Jan.19   Helmand Afghan helicopter crash kills six
Apr.1   Siberia Russian plane crashes kills 32 Apr.20   Pakistan No survivors from Pakistan plane crash Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible factor
 The Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 had been making its first evening flight from Karachi to Islamabad. The crash occurred near the Chaklala airbase adjacent to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport
Apr.21  Pakistan  120 bodies recovered after plane crash May.9   Jakarta Russian plane missing in Indonesia  Sukhoi Superjet 100, passenger airliner went missing Wednesday after it disappeared from radar screens over a mountainous region of Indonesi Jun.3   Nigeria Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Map of Lagos Nigeria
  All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board.    Witnesses saw the Dana Air plane strike th...
Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction Jul.5   Paris Pilots blamed for Air France disaster   A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Flight 447, Bureau of Investigation... Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Dec.25  Myanmar  Two killed in Burma crash landing Dec.29  Moscow  Plane crashes into road outside Moscow



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2012 Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal



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2012 Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Mar.1  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district



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2012 Jan.26  Rio de Janeiro  Five bodies found in Rio rubble Nov.7   Ghana Shop building collapses in Ghana
Dec.2   Japan Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse Dec.2  Japan  Japan tunnel collapse killed nine



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2012 Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Dec.7   London Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call
  A nurse that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, has apparently committed suicide.    The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the call, in w...




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2012 Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region.    124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m ...




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2012 Feb.22   Argentina Argentina train crash 'kills 49'
Map of Buenos Aires Argentina
  A train crash at a station in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, has killed 49 people with hundreds more injured.    The train slammed into the barrier at the end of the platform at the Onc...
Jul.29  Southern India  Deadly fire strikes Indian train



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2012 Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
Map of Comayagua Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...




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2012 Jan.18   Italy Hope fades as search is suspended
Mar.1  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district



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2012 Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead



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2012 Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK



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2012 Jan.25   Rio de Janeiro High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead  Two buildings -- one a 20-story building and the other 10 stories -- collapsed in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery   A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery   A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery