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1908 - Luckily because of the remote location of the strike, no one was killed.A comet or asteroid impacted the Tunguska river region of Siberia in what year?

Mount St. Helens - Mount St. Helens is located in Washington State.What was the last volcano to erupt in the continental US, in 1980?

0 - According to the X-Men franchise of movies, Wolverine was at least partly responsible for the meltdown!How many people were killed in the 3 Mile Island nuclear plant incident in 1979?

Andrew - Andrew made landfall in 1992 and devastated Florida.Before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, what was the most recent Category 5 Hurricane to make landfall in the US?

Johnstown, PA - The Johnstown Flood took place in 1889.In what US city did a flood occur that claimed the lives of over 2200 people, the largest single day death toll of any natural disaster?

Chicago - To this day, no one is exactly sure how the Chicago fire started.In what US city did a fire destroy over four square miles in 1871?

1989 - It interrupted the world series between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants.In what year were the MLB playoffs interrupted by a 6.9 earthquake?

Mt. Vesuvius - Pompeii was rediscovered in 1599.The city of Pompeii was destroyed when what volcano erupted?

Ireland - It has come to be known as the Potato Famine, or the Great Famine.In the late 1840's, name the nation that lost between 20 to 25 percent of its population to starvation and emigration because of a devastating famine?

China - Between 900,000 and 1 million died.The worst flood in modern history occurred when the Yellow River flooded in what country?

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