February 2005 Disasters

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
  • Feb. 3, Kabul, Afghanistan: an Afghan Kam Air, Boeing 737, from Herat to Kabul crashed in the mountains due to bad weather, killing 105, including 6 from the United States.
  • Feb. 6–13, Pakistan: heavy flooding from snows and rain killed more than 460 people and left thousands more missing. The Shadi Kor dam in Baluchistan province broke on Feb. 10, leaving many homeless.
  • Feb. 14, Liaoning province, China: a gas explosion killed 209 miners at the Sunjiawan mine. It was the deadliest reported mine disaster in China since 1949.
  • Feb. 22, Zarand, Iran: a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in central Iran shook more than 40 villages, killing at least 612 people, injuring over 1,400, and destroying villages that had many mud–brick houses.
  • Feb. 17–23, Calif.: a series of storms caused flooding, landslides, and avalanches, killing at least 9 people, damaging many roads, and forcing the evacuation of many homes. More than 9 in of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Feb., South East Asia: extreme winter weather including cold, snowfall, avalanches, and flooding in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan killed more than 1,400 people in the last month and a half. Due to the lack of communications actual numbers were hard to confirm.

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2005

See also Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2005

See also Recent Volcanic Activity

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