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Top Ten Strongest Hurricanes In US History

Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes Worldwide

Random Hurricane Facts

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

The Worst Earthquakes In History

The World’s Deadliest Earthquakes

The Worst US Earthquakes

The World’s Strongest Earthquakes By Magnitude

Earthquake Facts

The Richter Earthquake Scale

The Worst Floods

The World’s Deadliest Floods

The Deadliest US Floods

The Worst Volcanic Eruptions

The World’s Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions

The Worst US Volcanic Eruptions

The Worst Tornadoes

The Top Ten Deadliest US Tornadoes

The Worst Outbreaks of Epidemic Disease

The Top Ten Outbreaks, Epidemic and Pandemic Diseases

The Worst Mining Disasters

The Top Ten Worldwide Mining Disasters

The Top Ten US Mining Disasters

The Worst Wildfires

The Top Ten US Wildfires By Acreage

The Top Ten Deadliest US Wildfires

The Worst US Winter Storms and Blizzards

The Top 10 US Winter Storms and Blizzards

Man Made Disasters

The Worst Soccer / Football Disasters

The World’s Worst Oil Spills

The World’s Worst Airline Disasters

The Worst Bus Disasters

The Worst Train Disasters

The Worst Maritime (Ship) Disasters - Civilian

The Worst School Massacres, Shootings and Killings

The Worst Spree Killers In Modern World History

The Worst Spree Killers In Modern US History

Extreme Weather

Coldest and Warmest Days In the United States

Has There Been An Increase In The Number of Disasters?

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Widest US Tornado

On Friday, May 31, 2013, an EF5 tornado near El Reno, Oklahoma was 2.6 miles wide. That is the widest ever recorded, and was more than twice the size of the storm which hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013.

The old record width for a tornado was the 2.5 mile wide F-4 tornado at Wilber-Hallam, Neb., on May 22, 2004.

The El Reno storm was on the ground for 16.2 miles.

Sixty EF5 tornadoes have been recorded since the system was established in 1950. 

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Worst Football / Soccer Disasters

Here’s the list of the worst football / soccer disasters.

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Worst Maritime Disasters - Civilian

The Worst Maritime (Naval, Ship) Disasters

This list contains only disasters involving civilian ships in peacetime. Military vessels and munitions ships are a separate issue.

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The Deadliest US Tornadoes

The Deadliest US Tornado Outbreaks
The Top Ten Most Deadly Tornadoes In US History

Update: The 2011 Joplin Missouri Tornado is confirmed at this writing to have killed 122 people, making it the eighth worse in US History.

Update: The 2011 Tornado Outbreak has been confirmed as of this writing (4/29/2011) to have killed 319, making it the highest death toll since 1932, when 322 were killed in Alabama. An April 1974 outbreak killed 325 people in 11 states. These however, are from multiple storms.The deadliest tornado remains the March 18, 1925 twister which killed 695 people on its 219 mile path of destruction. A total of 747 people were killed in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana when all tornadoes in that storm are accounted for.

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Worst Nuclear Disasters - Civilian

The top civilian nuclear disasters, ranked by International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale.

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Largest Earthquakes Since 1900 By Magnitude

The 15 Largest Quakes Since 1900 By Magnitude

1.
Chile
1960
9.5

2.
Prince William Sound, Alaska
1964
9.2

3.
Coast of Sumatra
2004
9.1

4.
Kamchatka, Russia
1952
9.0

5.
Coastal Honshu, Japan
2011
8.9

6.
Coastal Ecuador
1906
8.8

7.
Rat Islands, Alaska
1965
8.7

8.
Sumatra
2005
8.6

9.
Assam, Tibet
1950
8.6

10.
Andreanof Islands, Alaska
1957
8.6

11.
Sumatra
2007
8.5

12.
Banda Sea, Indonesia
2007
8.5

13
Kamchatka, Russia
1923
8.5

14
Chile, Argentina
1922
8.5

15
Kuril Islands, Russia
1963
8.5

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