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Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions

Here is information on significant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions going back as early as A.D. 79 and through the present. A.D. 79 A…

Major Storms

CyclonesU.S. HurricanesOther HurricanesTyphoonsBlizzards Cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons are the same kind of tropical storm but are called by different names in different areas of the worl…

Cyclones

Find data about the most intense and deadliest cyclones from 1864 through present day. 1864 Oc…

U.S. Hurricanes

Find data about the most intense and deadliest hurricanes to strike the U.S. Figures include U.S. deaths only, except where noted. Damages are actual cost in U.S. dollars, followed in parentheses by…

Other Hurricanes

1780 Oct. 10–16, Barbados, West Indies: “The Great Hurricane of 1780” k…

U.S. Tornadoes

Find a list of the most deadly and intense tornadoes in the U.S. with casualty information. 1840 May 6, Natchez, Miss.: tornado struck heart of the city, killing 317 and injur…

Typhoons

Below is a list of the strongest and deadliest typhoons since 1900. Typhoons are cyclones that occur over the West Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes and typhoons have identical def…

Fires and Explosions

Worst U.S. Forest Fires Whether you're talking about forest fires or kitchen fires, factory explosions or arson, when fires get out of control, the damage can be devastating. 1666…

Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks Since 1833 Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Mysterious DisappearancesSee also: The SultanaThe TitanicThe Enduran…