26 May


US Weather events

US Weather events

1917 102 yrs ago
A tornado touched down near Louisiana MO about noon and remained on the ground for a distance of 293 miles, finally lifting seven hours and twenty minutes later in eastern Jennings County, IN. The twister cut a swath of destruction two and a half miles wide through Mattoon, IL. There were 101 persons killed in the tornado, including 53 at Mattoon, and 38 at Charleston IL. Damage from the storm totalled 2.5 million dollars. (David Ludlum)
1984 35 yrs ago
Thunderstorms during the late evening and early morning hours produced 6 to 13 inches of rain at Tulsa OK in six hours (8.63 inches at the airport)
1987 32 yrs ago
Thunderstorms in southwest Iowa spawned five tornadoes and produced up to ten inches of rain. Seven inches of rain at Red Oak forced evacuation of nearly 100 persons from the town. Record flooding took place in southwest Iowa the last twelve days of May as up to 17 inches of rain drenched the area. Total damage to crops and property was estimated at 16 million dollars. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 31 yrs ago
"There was ""frost on the roses"" in the Upper Ohio Valley and the Central Appalachian Mountain Region. Thirteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Youngstown OH with a reading of 30 degrees. Evening thunderstorms in North Dakota produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Jamestown. (Storm Data)"
1989 30 yrs ago
Thunderstorms in produced large hail in eastern Oklahoma during the pre-dawn hours, and again during the evening and night. Hail two inches in diameter was reported near Prague, and thunderstorm winds gusted to 70 mph near Kenefic. (Storm Data)
1990 29 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern Colorado to western Arkansas and northeastern Texas. Severe thunderstorms spawned three tornadoes, and there were eighty-eight reports of large hail or damaging winnds. Evening thunderstorms over central Oklahoma spawned strong tornadoes east of Hinton and east of Binger, produced hail three inches in diameter at Minco, and produced wind gusts to 85 mph at Blanchard. (Storm Data)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes


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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

May 26, 1914 02:22 PM UTC 105 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.9
Secondary effectstsunami

May 26, 1957 06:33 AM UTC 62 yrs ago
Turkey (map) , 15 km deep Magnitude: 7.2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)500
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)53

May 26, 1977 01:35 AM UTC 42 yrs ago
Iran (map) , 16.9 km deep Magnitude: 5.6
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking3
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)3

May 26, 1983 02:59 AM UTC 36 yrs ago
Japan (map) , 17 km deep Magnitude: 7.7
Secondary effectstsunami
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking104
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects107
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)104
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)102

May 26, 1991 10:59 AM UTC 28 yrs ago
Malaysia (map) , 48.6 km deep Magnitude: 5.1
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1

May 26, 1994 08:26 AM UTC 25 yrs ago
Morocco (map) , 10 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects0
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2

May 26, 2003 07:23 PM UTC 16 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 31 km deep Magnitude: 6.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)1

May 26, 2006 10:53 PM UTC 13 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 12 km deep Magnitude: 6.4
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking5749
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects5749





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