April 2012 Current Events: Disasters & Science News

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in Science and Disasters news for the month of April 2012.

  • Tornadoes Rip Through Dallas-Fort Worth (Apr. 4): Two large tornadoes hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area, knocking down houses, power lines, and tractor-trailers, injuring at least a dozen people. More than 6.3 million people live in Dallas-Fort Worth, which is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States.

  • Earthquakes Trigger Tsunami Warnings in Indonesia (Apr. 11): Two earthquakes hit off the coast of Indonesia, triggering tsunami warnings. The first quake strikes with a magnitude of 8.6, sending tremors through India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. A second quake, the largest of many aftershocks, hits with the magnitude of 8.2, but there is no tsunami and no serious damage.

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