The number of Covid-19 cases counted in the world exceeds 60 million. The real ones (uncounted) probably hit the billion according to the WHO. The number of deaths counted surpasses one and a half million, but the real number is probably much higher. Europe is finishing the passage
Japan also declares a state of emergency for Covid-19. The state has made an important allocation to support Japan’s economy: 108 trillion yen equal to nearly 1000 billion dollars. A real bazooka, whatever it takes, also aimed at stemming a blow to the Japanese economy: the postponement
Covid-19: over 3.9 billion people are in lockdown, over half of the world population, in 90 countries and territories. The number of cases in the world reaches one million. The United Nations considers this to be the greatest world crisis since the Second World War.
Italy. The government allocates 400 billion euros to support businesses and families, for the recovery during and after the lockdown for Covid-19.
Covid-19: over 3.38 billion people in the world are subjected to some form of restriction in 78 countries and territories in an attempt to counter the spread of the coronavirus. This is about 43% of the total world population. Most – at least 2.45 billion people in
Covid-19 cases exceed 100 thousand in the United States, making it the first country in the world for the number of infected
Washington DC. Covid-19: agreement reached in the United States on the 2000 billion USDi plan to revive the economy. The Republican majority in the US Senate has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Democrats and the White House on the “historic” plan (called “bazooka”
The cases of deaths from COVID-19 in Italy exceed those in China. 3405 in Italy, while in China since December 3242 people have died from COVID-19. In Italy, the deaths are increasing at the rate of 500 people a day, the total number of infected people are
United States. The Federal Reserve is committed to buying up to USD 1000 billion of “commercial papers” (bills of exchange) or debt securities with guarantees up to 270 days, to stabilize the markets in response to the financial storm following Covid-19.
The World Health Organization declares the Pandemic for CoVid-19 or Coronavirus.
Italy. The quarantine measures (called by Prime Minister Conte “I’m staying at home”) are extended to the whole national territory.
Italy. Prime Minister Conte takes quarantine measures for the Coronavirus emergency with mobility restrictions for all of Lombardy, part of Veneto, Piedmont, and Emilia Romagna.
Italy. First Italian positive for CoVid-19 or Coronavirus, without ever having been to China. It is the beginning of the epidemic case also in Italy, first among the countries of Western Europe. In a few weeks there will be several thousand positive Italians.
Wuhan, China. A new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV virus, while the disease is COVID-19) spreads in Wuhan. Within a few days the victims increase exponentially, and the entire region, of 56 million people, is isolated by the Chinese authorities. The virus is immune to existing vaccines, and is
8.2 Richter earthquake in southwestern Mexico.
Norcia, central Italy. Earthquake of 6.6 degree on the Richter scale. Several collapses and dozens of injuries, but no victims.
Two earthquakes of 5.5 and 6.1 on the Richter scale afflict the same region of Amatrice that was hit in August. This time there are no victims.
Amatrice, central Italy. A 6.0 earthquake on the Richter Scale rages in the night. Many buildings collapse, and 295 are dead.
Mecca. During a sandstorm, a giant crane falls on the Great Mosque, the ceiling of which partially collapses. 107 dead and 238 injured.
7.8 Richter scale earthquake in Nepal. There are over 7700 dead.
The Ebola epidemic has already killed 4,000 people and 9,000 infected people, almost all of them in West Africa, but some cases are present in the United States and Europe.
In West Africa, the worst Ebola epidemic ever seen is unleashed, since the virus was discovered in 1976. In 4 months ago, over a thousand deaths and it spreads to other continents.
Modena. The Secchia river breaks the right bank at the Ponte dell’Uccellino and floods the Modena lowlands for tens of square kilometers with up to 2m of water, mud and debris.
Fivizzano, Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Earthquake of magnitude 5.2. Property damage but there are no victims.
Modena. A tornado and a strong hailstorm with hailstones, even as big as fists, cause damage and injuries in the province of Modena and Mantua.
Emilia. 21:03 pm. Another earthquake of magnitude 5.1 Richter shakes the Modena lowlands again.
Emilia. 9:00 am. A second earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 Richter at a depth of only 7 or 8 km, is unleashed in the lower Modena area, capturing people at work. Several industrial buildings collapse. The deaths in two weeks of the aftershocks are 17, and 350 injured. Damage
Finale Emilia, Lower Modena. The Clock Tower collapses in half. The photo of the broken clock in the middle of the tower becomes the symbol of the earthquake. The tower will collapse a few hours later, in the afternoon.
Emilia. 4:04 am. An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 Richter at a depth of only 6.3 km below Finale Emilia shakes the Modena and Ferrara lowlands. There are 7 confirmed deaths, about 50 injured, 5,000 displaced persons and considerable damage to the cultural heritage due to the many collapses
United States. 337 victims of a series of more than 130 tornadoes (some of a mile in diameter) facing the south of the country. 246 dead in Alabama alone.
6:46 am Italian time: North East Japan: earthquake of 9.0 Richter scale and tsunami, causing about 20,000 deaths up to the Tokyo region. The terrible tsunami that follows the earthquake causes even greater damage throughout the area. 10 nuclear power plants shut down automatically. The outer concrete cover
A British Petroleum oil rig (new name: Beyond Petroleum) burns and then sinks in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil that will continue to flow out of the field for weeks will produce an environmental disaster of enormous proportions. Incredibly, scientific analyzes conducted after six months in
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced ˈɛɪjaˌfjatlaˌjœːkʏtl̥) volcano in southern Iceland causes a huge cloud of ash that causes most European airports to close for days
Richter scale 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile
7.0 Richter scale earthquake not far from Port-au-Prince in Haiti: the victims will be over 200,000, over 300,000 homeless; International solidarity coordinated by the American military starts a few hours after the tragedy
7.6 Richter scale earthquake in the southern part of the island of Sumatra: 1100 dead
Richter scale 8.0 earthquake and tsunami in American Samoa: 168 dead
3:30 am. Earthquake, magnitude 5.8 Richter, in Abruzzo, with the epicenter of L’Aquila. Almost 300 will be the victims and about 30,000 will be displaced.
In the province of Sichuan, in central China, an earthquake with a degree of 7.9 on the Richter scale struck; the dead are over 60,000, the homeless millions
The Nargis monsoon rages on Myanmar (Burma) causing perhaps over 100 000 deaths, the regime initially denies the tragedy and then hinders the arrival of relief, finally tries to take credit for the few relief efforts that have reached the population
Several fires in Southern California: at least six dead, 45 injured, one million displaced, 1,155 villas destroyed, 172,000 hectares of ash vegetation, one billion dollars in damage
A 7.6 Richter scale earthquake devastates Kashmir killing over 40,000 people in Pakistan and about 1,500 on the Indian side of the border
Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, 80% of the city is flooded, in some places the water reaches 6 meters, thousands are dead, the city is evacuated
A violent 9.0 Richter scale earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra triggers Tsunamis traveling at 800Km / h, upon arrival on the coasts the wave slows down and rises for 10 meters, it is a catastrophe in the whole area: Indonesia (200,000 dead), SriLanka
6.5 Richter scale earthquake razing the city of Bam in Iran, 50,000 dead
Earthquake 6.5 Richter scale in Los Angeles, only 2 victims
6.8 Richter scale earthquake in Taiwan, no casualties
Richter VI degree earthquake in Algeria: more than 2000 dead; a few days after a VII Richter earthquake in Northern Japan does not even make a victim
An epidemic of atypical pneumonia (SARS) spreads around the world from Southeast China; in the first months of the contagion, the Chinese authorities try to hide and then reduce the news
7.9 Richter scale earthquake in North-West India, tens of thousands of deaths in an area populated by 250MLN people
Flood in Val D’Aosta, Piedmont and Liguria and the Po reaches higher levels than the flood of 1951, without overflowing
Earthquake in Turkey: 7.4 Richter scale, 350 dead
Richter scale 7.0 earthquake in Los Angeles, no deaths
Taiwan earthquake: 7.8 Richter scale, 2000 dead
Earthquake in Greece: 7 Richter scale, hundreds of deaths
Earthquake in Turkey: 7.8 Richter scale, 17,000 dead
YangTse overflows into China; the flood directly affects 300 million people, floods a territory almost twice the size of Italy and destroys 10% of annual crops
Tsunami in Papua New Guinea, with a wave 10m high, causes 3000 deaths, the earthquake was 7.1 Richter scale
Bird flu H5N1 is transferred from chickens to humans for the first time in Hong Kong
Earthquake in Emilia (VII degree on the Mercalli scale, 5.4 on the Richter scale), epicenter in Correggio
7.2 Richter scale earthquake in Osaka and Kobe (6394 dead, USD 99 billion in damage)
Earthquake in Los Angeles, 7 Richter scale, 50 dead
Mississippi breaks its banks near St. Louis: it is the worst flood in the history of the USA; an event of these proportions occurs every 500 years (the flow of the river has increased several hundred times compared to the average)
3 days of violent storms across the US East Coast, from Florida to Maine: 270 dead in the worst storm of the century
Hurricane Andrew destroys 135,000 homes on the US east coast, causing “only” 44 deaths
Earthquake in Los Angeles,> 7 degrees Richter scale
Peak of AIDS cases and AIDS deaths in the US
Eruption of the Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines: it is the largest of the century. Clark’s US base had just been preemptively evacuated (marking the end of the American presence in the Philippines)
A hurricane in the Indian Ocean causes a tidal wave, killing 350,000 people in Bangladesh
7.1 Richter scale earthquake in San Francisco (40 dead)
Hurricane Hugo rages on the American east coast: the damage amounts to 1% of US GDP
Earthquake in Armenia: 8.0 Richter scale, 100,000 dead
Climatologist James Hansen testifies in the US Senate and declares that he is certain that global warming is taking place and that there is a contribution from man
A huge cloud of carbon dioxide (CO2) is released from Lake Nyos in Cameroon, 1700 people die; the cloud is 500m thick and travels at 20-50Km / h
The Nevado del Ruiz volcano explodes in Colombia: 23,000 dead. The eruption of Nevado del Ruiz occurred after sixty-nine years of dormancy. It catches neighboring towns unprepared, although the Colombian government received warnings to evacuate the area from multiple volcanology organizations when volcanic activity was detected
Earthquake in Mexico (Mexico City): 8.0 Richter scale, 7,000 dead
The AIDS virus is discovered: it will kill 500,000 people in the USA alone in 20 years
Earthquake in Irpinia: 8.0 Richter scale, 2614 deaths
Mount St. Helens in Oregon explodes (500 times the Hiroshima bomb)
Tsunami in Lombledn, Indonesia, with a 120m high wave