18 April


US Weather events

US Weather events

1880 141 yrs ago
More than two dozen tornadoes were reported from Kansas and Arkansas to Wisconsin and Michigan. More than 100 persons were killed, including 65 persons at Marshfield MO. (David Ludlum)
1906 115 yrs ago
A severe earthquake shook San Francisco, and unusual easterly winds spread fires destroying the city. (David Ludlum)
1944 77 yrs ago
California experienced its worst hailstorm of record. Damage mounted to two million dollars as two consecutive storms devastated the Sacramento Valley destroying the fruit crop. (The Weather Channel)
1957 64 yrs ago
A dust devil near Dracut MA lifted a small child three feet into the air, and rolled two other children on the ground. Fortunately none of the three were hurt. The dust devil was accompanied by a loud whistling sound as it moved westward. (The Weather Channel)
1970 51 yrs ago
Rapid City, SD, received a record 22 inches of snow in 24 hours. (17th-18th)
1987 34 yrs ago
Thirty-one cities in the central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including International Falls MN with a reading of 88 degrees, and Bismarck ND with a high of 92 degrees. A sharp cold front produced high winds in the western U.S. Winds in Utah gusted to 99 mph at the Park City Angle Station, and capsized a boat on Utah Lake drowning four persons. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 33 yrs ago
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in the southeastern U.S. A strong (F-2) tornado severely damaged seventeen mobile homes near Bainbridge GA injuring three persons. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1989 32 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A thunderstorm in Pecos County of southwest Texas produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Imperial. (Storm Data)
1990 31 yrs ago
Heavy snow blanketed the west central valleys and southwest mountains of Colorado with up to 18 inches of snow. Nine cities from the Mid Mississippi Valley to the Middle Atlantic Coast Region reported record low temperatures for the date, including Fort Wayne IND with a reading of 23 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
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

1906-04-18 13.12 UTC 115 yrs ago
United States (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.8 UK
Secondary effectsfire
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)700
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)2000

1907-04-18 20.59 UTC 114 yrs ago
Philippines (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2

1911-04-18 18.14 UTC 110 yrs ago
Iran (map) , 50 km deep Magnitude: 6.7 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)700

1928-04-18 19.22 UTC 93 yrs ago
Bulgaria (map) , 15 km deep Magnitude: 6.8 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)103

1981-04-18 00.32 UTC 40 yrs ago
Peru (map) , 40.8 km deep Magnitude: 5.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking8
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects8
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)8
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)8

1985-04-18 05.52 UTC 36 yrs ago
China (map) , 4.1 km deep Magnitude: 5.7
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking23
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects23
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)22

1990-04-18 13.39 UTC 31 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 26 km deep Magnitude: 7.6
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)5

1991-04-18 09.18 UTC 30 yrs ago
Tajikistan (map) , 10.5 km deep Magnitude: 5.5
Secondary effectslandslide
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)24

1993-04-18 09.16 UTC 28 yrs ago
Peru (map) , 106 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking3
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)6





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