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Mount St. Helen volcano
1980, 57 dead
SLU
Great Alaska Earthquake
1964, Prince William Sound,
9.2 on the Richter Scale, 131 dead, Largest in U.S., Caused multiple tsunamis.
Largest U.S.
San Francisco Earthquake
1906, 7.7 on the Richter Scale, 503 dead, followed by fire storm.
Fire
Hawaii Tsunami of 1946
1946, Earthquake in Aleutians. 165 dead. Water 1/2 mile inland.
Aleutians
Charleston Earthquake
1886, 102 buildings destroyed, 90% of the cite damaged
Pre 1900
Loma Prieta Earthquake
1989, 6.9 on the Richter Scale, 62 dead, collapsed double-decker highway.
1980's
New Madrid Earthquakes
1811-12, Mississippi Valley, 8.0 - 8.6 Richter Scale, Series of 3 quakes
3 Quakes
Johnstown Flood
1889, Pennsylvania, Earthen dam allowed to decay.
Pre-1900
Midwest Floods of '93
1993, 48 dead, $21 billion, heavy snowfall, wide-spread flooding along Missouri River.
Missouri
Big Thompson Canyon
1976, Colorado, flash flood, 139 dead
HS
Northridge Earthquake
1994, California, N of LA, 57 dead, $20 billion, effectiveness of new codes evident.
1990's
New York Ice Storm
1998, NE US, 4 million without power in extreme cold.
1990's
Southeast Ice Storm
1994, TN, MS, AL, NC, SC, VA, KY, Ice 6" in places, 100,000's without power.
1990's
1995 Heatwave
1995, 1000 dead
1000
1988 Drought, Heatwave
1988, 5-10,000 dead
10,000
1980 Heatwave
1980, 1200 dead
1200
1901 Heatwave
1901, Midwest, 9500 dead
9500
Berkeley-Oakland Hills Fire
1991, 1500 acres, $2 billion, 25 dead, 3000 homes
1990's
Palm Sunday Tornadoes
1994, 42 dead, 320 injured, $107 million, AL, GA, NC, SC.
1990's
1965 Tornadoes
1965, IN, IL, OH, MI, WI, 271 dead
1960's
Great Tri-State Tornadoes
1925, MI, IL, IN, 695 dead
500+
Hurricane Andrew
1992, 61 dead in US, $26.5 billion, 175 mph winds, 49,000 homes. Crossed S FL then LA coast.
1990's
Hurricane Hugo
1989, 400 dead in US and Caribbean, $7 billion
1980's
Hurricane Agnes
1972, Cat. 1, 122 dead
1970's
Hurricane Camille
1969, Cat. 5, 256 dead
1960's
Great Galveston Hurricane
1900, 8000+ dead
1900's
Chilean Earthquake
1960
Kobe Japan Earthquake
1995, $10's of billions, Liquifaction, warning devices destroyed.
1990's
Tangshan China Earthquake
1976, 250,000 dead
Very deadly
Mexico City Earthquake
1985, 4200 dead, 8.1 Richter Scale
1980's
Dust Bowl
1930's, 50 million acres
Depression