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21 May
1950: Tornado sweeps southern England

16 Aug
1952: Flood devastates Devon village

15 Apr
1953: Britain honours American hero

29 Feb
1960: Thousands dead in Moroccan earthquake

27 Nov
1961: RAF flies aid to flood-stricken Somalia

11 Jan
1962: Thousands killed in Peru landslide

26 Jul
1963: Thousands killed in Yugoslav earthquake

23 Dec
1972: Earthquake wreaks devastation in Nicaragua

25 Dec
1974: Cyclone Tracy leaves Darwin devastated

07 May
1976: More bodies found after Italy quake

28 Jul
1976: Chinese earthquake kills hundreds of thousands

01 Sep
1976: Water crisis deepens

04 Sep
1978: Floods devastate northern India

19 May
1980: Nine dead after Mount St Helens eruption

10 Oct
1980: Thousands feared dead in Algerian quake

03 Sep
1984: Typhoon batters Philippines

13 Nov
1985: Volcano kills thousands in Colombia

21 Aug
1986: Hundreds gassed in Cameroon lake disaster

21 Aug
1986: Giant glacier threatens eco disaster

16 Oct
1987: Hurricane winds batter southern England

02 Dec
1988: Bangladesh cyclone 'worst for 20 years'

10 Dec
1988: Death toll rises in Armenian earthquake

23 Jan
1989: Many killed in Tajik earthquake

17 Oct
1989: Earthquake hits San Francisco

25 Jan
1990: Children killed in devastating storm

17 Jan
1994: Massive earthquake hits Los Angeles

17 Jan
1995: Earthquake devastates Kobe

26 Sep
1997: Earthquakes rock central Italy

04 Feb
1998: 4,000 feared dead in Afghan earthquake

25 Jan
1999: Colombia quake leaves hundreds dead

17 Aug
1999: Turkey hit by huge earthquake

13 Jan
2001: Earthquake devastates Salvador

19 Sep
2003: Washington DC swept by hurricane

29 Aug
2005: Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans


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