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1268 Cilicia earthquake

Asia Minor map
1268 to 1268

The Cilicia earthquake occurred northeast of the city of Adana in 1268. Over 60,000 people perished in the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia in southern Asia Minor.

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1693 Sicily earthquake

Depiction of the earthquake in an engraving from 1696, possibly showing Catania - 1693 Sicily earthquake
Sunday Jan 11, 1693 to Sunday Jan 11, 1693

The 1693 Sicily earthquake struck parts of southern Italy near Sicily, Calabria, and Malta on January 11 at around 21:00 local time. This earthquake was preceded by a damaging foreshock on January 9. The main quake had an estimated magnitude of 7.4 on the moment magnitude scale, the most powerful in Italian recorded history, and a maximum intensity of XI (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale, destroying at least 70 towns and cities, seriously affecting an area of 5,600 square kilometers (2,200 sq mi) and causing the death of about 60,000 people.

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1727 Tabriz earthquake

Blue Mosque, Tabriz, Iran - 1727 Tabriz earthquake
Tuesday Nov 18, 1727 to Tuesday Nov 18, 1727

The 1727 Tabriz earthquake occurred on 18 November with an epicenter near Tabriz in northwest Iran.

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1783 Calabrian earthquakes

1783 Calabrian earthquakes
Wednesday Feb 5, 1783 to Friday Mar 28, 1783

The 1783 Calabrian earthquakes were a sequence of five strong earthquakes that hit the region of Calabria in southern Italy (then part of the Kingdom of Naples), the first two of which produced significant tsunamis. The epicenters form a clear alignment extending nearly 100 km from the Straits of Messina to about 18 km SSW of Catanzaro. The epicenter of the first earthquake occurred in the plain of Palmi. The earthquakes occurred over a period of nearly two months, all with estimated magnitudes of 5.9 or greater. Estimates of the total number of deaths lie in the range 32,000 to 50,000.

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1792 Unzen earthquake and tsunami

1792 Unzen earthquake and tsunami
Monday May 21, 1792 to May, 1792

The 1792 Unzen earthquake and tsunami resulted from the volcanic activities of Mount Unzen (in the Shimabara Peninsula of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan) on 21 May. This caused the collapse of the southern flank of the Mayuyama dome in front of Mount Unzen, resulting in a tremendous megatsunami, killing 15,000 people altogether. It was also called Shimabara erupted, Higo affected, (Shimabara means the central mountain of the Shimabara Peninsula) since many people were killed by this tsunami in Higo (Kumamoto Prefecture, situated 20 km (12 mi) away across the Ariake Sea).

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Plane Accidents

Plane Crashes Images
Thursday Sep 17, 1908 to Present

The air planes accidents happened in the twentieth century.

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Great Depression

Crowd at New York's American Union Bank during a bank run early in the Great Depression
1929 to 1933

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across the world; in most countries, it started in 1929 and lasted until the 1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. The Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how intensely the global economy can decline.

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1932 Changma earthquake


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