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Natural Disasters, May 24

1960                Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordon Caulle begins to erupt.

2014    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, injuring 324 people.

Food Disasters

Fascinating examples of how too much of a good thing (aka food) can sometimes morph into bizarre natural disasters.

High winds add to flooding fears as storm approaches southern Interior

VANCOUVER — Flood-weary regions of British Columbia’s southern Interior are bracing for another battering, this time from high winds.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for parts of Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and most of the southern Interior, including the Okanagan, advising that strong winds are due to hit late Tuesday and continue into Wednesday. 203 more words

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Natural Disasters, May 23

2006           the Alaskan stratovolcano, Mount Cleveland erupts.

2015    A Texas and Oklahoma tornado cause flooding that kills 46 people.

'Community helping community' at Constance Bay sandbag collection

Volunteers weren’t tired after a long weekend of sandbag pickup at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay community centre.

“They’re feeling inspired and (they believe they’re) making a difference,” said volunteer manager, Janet Lavern. 237 more words

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Natural Disasters, May 22

1873   Midwest Tornado Outbreak

1915    Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous United States during the 20th century. 164 more words

Natural Disasters, May 21

1792    Mount Unzen near the city of Shimabara, Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, erupts, creating the deadliest Megatsunami that kills 14,524 people. 34 more words