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Eruption Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano

Kuchinoerabu-jima, is one of the Satsunan Islands, usually classed with the Ōsumi Islands belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. In May, 2015 an eruption sent an ash cloud to an estimated 30,000 feet into the sky. No deaths and only 1 minor injury had been reported by Japan's government.

Northern Italy earthquakes

2 major earthquakes struck Northern Italy, causing 27 deaths and widespread damage. In Italy, they became known as the 2012 Emilia earthquakes. The first earthquake, registering magnitude 6.1, struck in the Emilia-Romagna region. Seven people were killed. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the same area nine days later.

The Heysel Stadium disaster

The disaster occurred when escaping fans were pressed against a collapsing wall in the Heysel Stadium, before the start of the 1985 European Cup Final, between Juventus of Italy and Liverpool of England. 39 people, mostly Italians and Juventus fans, were killed and 600 were injured in the confrontation.

RMS Empress of Ireland sinks with 1 012 people on board

RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that sank near the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River following a collision in thick fog with the Norwegian collier SS Storstad. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died, making it the worst peacetime maritime disaster in Canadian history.