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February 2006 Disasters

  • Feb. 3, Red Sea: a fire on the Al-Salaam Boccaccio 98 a Red Sea ferry, enroute from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, caused it to sink 60 miles off the Egyptian coast, killing more than 1,000 of the 1,400 on board.
  • Feb. 11–12, New York City, N.Y.: a record-breaking 26.9 in of snow fell in Central Park.
  • Feb. 17, Guinsaugon, Philippines: a mudslide caused by the collapse of a mountain engulfed the town of Guinsaugon, burying more than 1,000 people. Rescue workers were unable to recover many survivors. More than 3,330 were left homeless. The depth of the landslide was estimated at 13 ft covering an area of 1.2 sq mi (3 sq km).
  • Feb. 19, San Juan Sabinas, Mexico: a gas explosion trapped and killed 65 coal miners in the Pasta de Conchos mine owned by Grupo Mexico SA de CV.
  • Feb. 21, Moscow, Russia: a market roof collapsed, killing 56 people.

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2006

See also Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2006

See also Recent Volcanic Activity


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