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Kilaulea volcano eruption

The 2018 lower Puna eruption was a volcanic event on the island of Hawaiʻi, on Kīlauea volcano's East Rift Zone. Outbreaks of lava fountains up to 300 feet high, lava flows, and volcanic gas in the Leilani Estates subdivision were preceded by earthquakes and ground deformation that created cracks in the roads.

British girl Madeleine McCann disappears

In 2007, three-year-old Madeleine Beth McCann disappeared from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarve region of Portugal, sparking what one newspaper called "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history". Her whereabouts remain unknown.

Oklahoma tornado outbreak

The 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak produced the highest wind speeds ever recorded on Earth, 301 ± 20 mph. It took place across much of the Central and parts of the Eastern United States. During this week-long event, 154 tornadoes touched down, including one in Canada, with more than half of them making contact on May 3 and 4 when activity reached its peak over Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, and Arkansas.

Mikawashima train kills 160 people

The Mikawashima train crash was a multiple train collision which occurred in 1962 near Mikawashima Station in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan. It involved a freight train and two passenger trains. 160 people were left dead.

The Great Fire of Jacksonville

The Great Fire of 1901 was a conflagration that occurred in Jacksonville, Florida. In eight hours, the fire burned 146 city blocks, destroyed more than 2,368 buildings, and left almost 10,000 residents homeless. It was one of the worst disasters in Florida history and the third largest urban fire in the U.S.

Nanaimo mine explosion kills 150 miners

The explosion in the Nanaimo mine, located in British Columbia, started deep underground in the Number One Coal Mine after explosives were laid improperly. Many miners we killed instantly, but others were trapped by the explosion. These men wrote farewell messages in the dust of their shovels. Nearly 150 children lost their fathers and 46 women became widows.