October 2002 Disasters
- 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 Recent Volcanic Activity