October 2002 Disasters

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
  • Oct. 12, Bali, Indonesia: 202 die and hundreds more are wounded when a car bomb explodes in front of 2 nightclubs. The extremist Muslim group Jemaah Islamiyah, which has ties to al-Qaeda, is suspected.
  • Oct. 31, San Giuliano di Puglia, Italy: Magnitude 5.4 earthquake flattened school, killing 29, including 26 children.

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2002

See also Recent Volcanic Activity

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