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Venezuela earthquakes

In 2018, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck just off the northern coast of Venezuela, near Cariaco, Sucre. It prompted evacuations in Caracas, and caused shaking in Colombia, Guyana, Brazil, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago, the last of which also suffered damage and brief phone and power outages from about 100 miles away.

Thalys train attack

On 21 August 2015, a man opened fire on a Thalys train on its way from Amsterdam to Paris before his assault rifle jammed, and he was subdued by passengers. Four people were injured, including the assailant. French police believe the incident to be an Islamist terrorist attack, although the attorney for the accused said that robbery was his only intent. French, American, and British passengers confronted the attacker; they received France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, and some received other honours, as well.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 was an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft that crashed near Carrollton, Georgia, in 1995. Nine of the 29 passengers and crew on board were killed as a result of the accident. The accident bore similarities with Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311, which had occurred four years earlier.

Gas cloud kills Cameroon villagers

A limnic eruption at Lake Nyos in northwestern Cameroon killed 1,746 people. The eruption triggered the sudden release of about 100,000–300,000 tons of CO2. The gas cloud rose at nearly 100 kilometers per hour and then descended onto nearby villages, displacing all the air and suffocating people and livestock within 25 kilometers of the lake.