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Mount Pavlof eruption begins

Pavlof Volcano is a stratovolcano of the Aleutian Range on the Alaska Peninsula. It has been one of the most active in the United States since 1980. When the new eruption began it was sending an ash cloud to 37,000 feet above sea level, extending 400 miles NE. The volcano gave 25 minutes warning before the onset of the eruption. The alert level was raised to "Warning" and the aviation color code was raised to "Red", which indicates incoming eruption with high levels of ash.

Lahore suicide bombing

On an Easter Sunday, at least 75 people were killed and over 340 injured in a suicide bombing that hit the main entrance of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, one of the largest parks in Lahore, Pakistan. The attack targeted Christians who were celebrating Catholic Easter. However, as both Christians and Muslims were mingled in the park Muslims were also killed. The majority of victims were women and children.

Passover massacre

A suicide bombing by Hamas occurred at the Park Hotel in Netanya, Israel, during a Passover Seder, a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. 30 civilians were killed and 140 were injured. It was the deadliest attack against Israelis during the Second Intifada.

The Worst Aviation Disaster of All Time

Two Boeing 747 passenger jets collided on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport, on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, killing 583 people. The collision occurred when one jet initiated its takeoff run while the 2nd jet, shrouded in fog, was still on the runway and about to turn off onto the taxiway.

Alaska earthquake

With the magnitude 9.2, the Alaskan earthquake was the most powerful recorded in North American history, and the second most powerful recorded in world history. Ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 139 deaths.