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2018-03-29 Strong tremor off New Britain island Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
C. 2018-03-23 Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia Hamelin Bay, Western Australia
3. 2018-03-07 Row of cows in Australia killed 'by lightning strike' Queensland
4. 2018-02-19 Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency Christchurch, New Zealand
5. 2018-01-07 Sydney swelters on hottest day since 1939 Sydney
G. 2017-12-31 Sydney seaplane: Six dead as aircraft crashes in river Cowan, Sydney
H. 2017-11-16 Famed explorer missing for weeks in dangerous jungle spotted Porgera, Papua New Guinea
I. 2017-10-26 US sailors rescued after five months adrift in Pacific Oceania

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Strong tremor off New Britain island. Papua New Guinea Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing Cyclone Debbie: 'Monster' storm makes landfall Map of Bowen Queensland Australia


March 2018 ... more > Top ^
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Mar.23  Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia
Mar.7  Row of cows in Australia killed 'by lightning strike'


February 2018 ... more > Top ^
Feb.19  Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency


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Jan.27  Rescuers search for Kiribati ferry with 50 people on board
Jan.7  Sydney swelters on hottest day since 1939


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December 2017 ... more > Top ^
Dec.31  Sydney seaplane: Six dead as aircraft crashes in river


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Nov.16  Famed explorer missing for weeks in dangerous jungle spotted


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April 2017 ... more > Top ^
Apr.20  MH370: New analysis reiterates plane's likely location


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Mar.27  
  Queensland: A powerful cyclone, a category four storm, carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has made landfall in Queensland.    Cyclone Debbie has left at least 45,000 ...


February 2017 ... more > Top ^
Feb.20  5 dead, including 4 Americans, after plane crashes into Australia mall Feb.15  Christchurch fires: Homes destroyed and residents evacuated Feb.9 Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach   Volunteers in New Zealand are racing to rescue survivors after more than 400 pilot whales beached themselves

January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.16 After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers
. Western Australia

year 2016 Top ^

Dec.19  MH370: Plane 'not likely to be in search area', say investigators Nov.14  New Zealand earthquake: Kaikoura evacuations Nov.13   At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake   At least two people were killed after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch early Sunday morning Jun.5  Australia storm leaves three dead and homes in danger May.29  Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north Feb.21     Cyclone Winston wreaks destruction in Fiji   Authorities in Fiji are assessing the damage after the most powerful storm left at least five people dead

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.25  Christmas blaze guts Australia homes Aug.5  MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved Jul.19  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV Mar.15  Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development Mar.14  Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims Mar.13     Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu
Map of Vanuatu Melanesia  Melanesia: The death toll from a category five tropical storm that has hit islands in the South Pacific could run into the dozens, the UN's relief agency says

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.27  Huge clean-up after Brisbane storm Oct.5 The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway
. Western Australia Jun.25 Search shifted for Malaysia plane. Australia May.28     Missing plane 'not in ping zone'   Western Australia: The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place Apr.29 Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage. Western Australia Apr.27 Missing plane's search area to be expanded. Australia Apr.13 Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search. Western Australia  Solomon Islands hit by another strong earthquake Apr.12     Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent Map of Western Australia  Western Australia: After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet Apr.10  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.9  Malaysia plane search teams relocate signals Apr.8 Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal'. Western Australia  Missing plane MH370: Teams scour sea for signals Apr.7 Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far'. Western Australia Apr.6     Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes
Map of Indian Ocean Australia  Western Australia: The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight data recorders Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search. Western Australia Apr.5  Plane search signal 'important lead'   Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal'
Map of Indian Ocean Australia  Western Australia: A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media say Apr.3 Underwater search begins for MH370. Western Australia Apr.2  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Mar.29 New MH370 navy search draws blank. Western Australia Mar.28 Plane 'spots objects' in new area. Western Australia Mar.27 Search for Malaysia plane shifted. Western Australia Mar.26 More than 120 objects spotted in plane search. Western Australia Mar.25  Search for Malaysia plane resumes Mar.24  Bad weather halts missing jet search Mar.23  Chinese plane spots object in ocean search for missing Malaysian plane Mar.22  China jets boost Malaysia plane hunt Mar.21 Indian Ocean search for missing jet enters 3rd day. Western Australia No sign of Malaysian airliner on day 2 of search off Australia. Western Australia Mar.20  Malaysian plane search resumes at first light  Australia suspends search for possible plane debris Mar.19 Australia sees possible plane debris Map of southern Indian Ocean Australia  Western Australia: Two objects have been seen that could possibly relate to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian PM Tony Abbott has announced Feb.2  Mexico Pacific castaway begs to return Jan.4  Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home Jan.2 All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice. Antarctica

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.23  Australia bush fires: Worst may be over Oct.22  Weather fear as Australia fires burn Oct.21  Australia firefighters back-burn to merge NSW fires Oct.20     Fears Australia blazes could merge
Map of Lithgow New South Wales Australia
  Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state
Oct.17  Australia wildfires raze homes May.9 2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast. Sydney Feb.6  5 dead after powerful quake strikes in South Pacific Jan.27  Flooding hits eastern Australia Jan.9  Australia races to control fires Jan.7   Heat and wind fan Australia fires   High winds and record temperatures have fanned fires in south-east Australia, as the prime minister warned of a 'very dangerous day'

year 2012 Top ^

Jun.26  Boat sinks off Christmas Island Jun.21 Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia
Feb.2   More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks   Papua New Guinea: The Australian authorities have been helping Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts after the ship, the MV Rabaul Queen, sank off Cape Fortifi... Jan.7  Stricken NZ cargo ship breaks up Jan.6  Hot air balloon crash kills 11

year 2011 Top ^

Oct.12  'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway Oct.10  Spill NZ 'worst marine disaster' NZ ship oil spill 'significant'
. New Zealand Jun.20 Ash cloud grounds Australian flights   An ash cloud is drifting around the world for a second time after spewing from a Chilean volcano more than two weeks ago Jun.11 Chile volcano affects NZ flights. New Zealand Mar.2  'No more survivors' from NZ quake Feb.26  Central Christchurch 'faces demolition' Feb.23  Hopes fade for NZ quake missing  Rescue offers ray of hope after quake Feb.22  City in ruins after quake kills at least 75 Feb.21  Earthquake leaves 65 dead   Deadly quake strikes New Zealand Map of Christchurch New Zealand
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through Christchurch, causing multiple fatalities as it toppled buildings onto buses, buckled streets
 The quake caused widespread damage and several power outages, particularly in the city of Christchurch. The epicentre was 40 kilometers west of Christchurch. The hypocentre was at a shallow depth of 10 km
Feb.2  Powerful cyclone slams into Queensland Feb.1  Evacuations urged ahead of Cyclone Yasi Jan.12   Brisbane flood levels reach peak Map of Brisbane Australia
  Queensland: The city of Brisbane has woken to widespread flooding, although the peak level is a meter lower than feared.    Dozens of suburbs and thousands of properties are inundated. The death toll went up to 15; dozens more reported missing. In...
Jan.10  Australia floods menace Brisbane  8 dead, 70 missing in flash flood Jan.4 City Rockhampton hitting flood peak. Queensland Jan.3  Australian floods 'to last weeks' Jan.2  Supplies flown to Queensland city Jan.1  Australia facing 'biblical' flood

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.28   Flood chaos forces mass evacuations  Queensland: North-eastern Australia's worst flooding in decades is continuing to cause chaos across the region Dec.19  Up to 48 Dead in Christmas Isl. Shipwreck Dec.14   'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck   Australia: Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying suspected asylum seekers crashed into rocks on Australia's Christmas Island Nov.25  Boys found alive after 50 days at sea Nov.23   Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast   New Zealand: All 29 miners trapped in a coal mine in New Zealand are believed to be dead after the ignition of gases in mine meant a rescue was very unli... Nov.22  Robot searching for miners breaks down Nov.19  Rescue on hold for trapped coal miners Nov.18  Miners missing after explosion Nov.7  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Nov.4  Qantas grounds Airbus A380 Nov.3  Distressed plane lands Sep.4  Overnight curfew after NZ quake Sep.3  7.0 quake strikes near Christchurch Apr.3 Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef
. Queensland

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.7  Tsunami warning in south Pacific Sep.29   85 deaths reported after quake   Samoa: A tsunami warning for the South Pacific was called off hours after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake was recorded near American Samoa Feb.9     Toll from bush fires claimed 181
Map of Victoria Australia
  Melbourne: Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately
 The Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. Over 500 people injuried. The fires have destroyed at least 1,834 homes in towns north-east of Melbourn. The fires have left an estimated 7,500 people homeless


year 2007 Top ^

Apr.19   'Ghost yacht' found  Queensland: Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast Apr.1 13 dead from tsunami
. Solomon Islands

year 2006 Top ^

May.8 Trapped miners rescued
. Australia

year 2001 Top ^

Feb.9 U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
Map of Oahu Hawaii  Hawaii: Submarine accidentally hit and sank fishing school vessel. 9 people missing


Brisbane flood levels reach peak Map of Brisbane Australia




Oceania, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
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Jan.27  Flooding hits eastern Australia
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Jan.12
  Queensland: The city of Brisbane has woken to widespread flooding, although the peak level is a meter lower than feared.    Dozens of suburbs and thousands of properties are inundated. The death toll went up to 15; dozens more reported missing. In...
Jan.10  Australia floods menace Brisbane Jan.10  8 dead, 70 missing in flash flood Jan.4 City Rockhampton hitting flood peak. Queensland Jan.3  Australian floods 'to last weeks' Jan.1  Australia facing 'biblical' flood 2010 Dec.28 Flood chaos forces mass evacuations  Queensland: North-eastern Australia's worst flooding in decades is continuing to cause chaos across the region



Oceania, Disasters Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
2017 Feb.15  Christchurch fires: Homes destroyed and residents evacuated 2015 Dec.25  Christmas blaze guts Australia homes 2013 Oct.23  Australia bush fires: Worst may be over Oct.22  Weather fear as Australia fires burn Oct.21  Australia firefighters back-burn to merge NSW fires Oct.20   Fears Australia blazes could merge
Map of Lithgow New South Wales Australia
  Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state
Oct.17  Australia wildfires raze homes Jan.9  Australia races to control fires Jan.7 Heat and wind fan Australia fires   High winds and record temperatures have fanned fires in south-east Australia, as the prime minister warned of a 'very dangerous day' 2009 Feb.9   Toll from bush fires claimed 181
Map of Victoria Australia
  Melbourne: Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately
 The Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. Over 500 people injuried. The fires have destroyed at least 1,834 homes in towns north-east of Melbourn. The fires have left an estimated 7,500 people homeless




Oceania, Disasters Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2017 Dec.31  Sydney seaplane: Six dead as aircraft crashes in river Jun.11 Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing
Apr.20  MH370: New analysis reiterates plane's likely location Feb.20  5 dead, including 4 Americans, after plane crashes into Australia mall Jan.16 After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers. Western Australia 2016 Dec.19  MH370: Plane 'not likely to be in search area', say investigators 2015 Aug.5  MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved 2014 Oct.5 The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway. Western Australia Jun.25 Search shifted for Malaysia plane. Australia May.28   Missing plane 'not in ping zone'   Western Australia: The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place Apr.29 Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage. Western Australia Apr.27 Missing plane's search area to be expanded. Australia Apr.13 Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search. Western Australia Apr.12   Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent
Map of Western Australia  Western Australia: After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet Apr.10  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.9  Malaysia plane search teams relocate signals Apr.8 Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal'. Western Australia Apr.8  Missing plane MH370: Teams scour sea for signals Apr.7 Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far'. Western Australia Apr.6   Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes Map of Indian Ocean Australia  Western Australia: The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight data recorders Apr.6 Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search. Western Australia Apr.5  Plane search signal 'important lead' Apr.5   Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Map of Indian Ocean Australia  Western Australia: A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media say Apr.3 Underwater search begins for MH370. Western Australia Apr.2  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Mar.29 New MH370 navy search draws blank. Western Australia Mar.28 Plane 'spots objects' in new area. Western Australia Mar.27 Search for Malaysia plane shifted. Western Australia Mar.26 More than 120 objects spotted in plane search. Western Australia Mar.25  Search for Malaysia plane resumes Mar.24  Bad weather halts missing jet search Mar.23  Chinese plane spots object in ocean search for missing Malaysian plane Mar.22  China jets boost Malaysia plane hunt Mar.21 Indian Ocean search for missing jet enters 3rd day. Western Australia Mar.21 No sign of Malaysian airliner on day 2 of search off Australia. Western Australia Mar.20  Malaysian plane search resumes at first light Mar.20  Australia suspends search for possible plane debris Mar.19 Australia sees possible plane debris Map of southern Indian Ocean Australia  Western Australia: Two objects have been seen that could possibly relate to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian PM Tony Abbott has announced 2012 Jan.6  Hot air balloon crash kills 11 2010 Nov.7  Qantas' A380 fleet to remain grounded Nov.4  Qantas grounds Airbus A380 Nov.3  Distressed plane lands



Oceania, Disasters Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2018 Mar.23  Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia 2017 Feb.9 Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach   Volunteers in New Zealand are racing to rescue survivors after more than 400 pilot whales beached themselves 2015 Jul.19  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV



Oceania, Disasters Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2016 May.29  Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north 2011 Oct.12  'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway Oct.10  Spill NZ 'worst marine disaster' Oct.10 NZ ship oil spill 'significant'
. New Zealand 2010 Apr.3 Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef. Queensland



Oceania, Disasters Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2018 Mar. 29 Strong tremor off New Britain island
. Papua New Guinea 2016 Nov.14  New Zealand earthquake: Kaikoura evacuations Nov.13 At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake   At least two people were killed after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch early Sunday morning 2014 Apr.13  Solomon Islands hit by another strong earthquake 2013 Feb.6  5 dead after powerful quake strikes in South Pacific 2011 Mar.2  'No more survivors' from NZ quake Feb.26  Central Christchurch 'faces demolition' Feb.23  Hopes fade for NZ quake missing Feb.22  City in ruins after quake kills at least 75 Feb.21  Earthquake leaves 65 dead Feb.21 Deadly quake strikes New Zealand Map of Christchurch New Zealand
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through Christchurch, causing multiple fatalities as it toppled buildings onto buses, buckled streets
 The quake caused widespread damage and several power outages, particularly in the city of Christchurch. The epicentre was 40 kilometers west of Christchurch. The hypocentre was at a shallow depth of 10 km
2010 Sep.4  Overnight curfew after NZ quake Sep.3  7.0 quake strikes near Christchurch 2009 Oct.7  Tsunami warning in south Pacific Sep.29 85 deaths reported after quake   Samoa: A tsunami warning for the South Pacific was called off hours after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake was recorded near American Samoa 2007 Apr.1 13 dead from tsunami. Solomon Islands



Oceania, Disasters Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2017 Nov.16  Famed explorer missing for weeks in dangerous jungle spotted 2014 Jan.2 All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice
. Antarctica 2011 Feb.23  Rescue offers ray of hope after quake Jan.2  Supplies flown to Queensland city 2010 Nov.22  Robot searching for miners breaks down 2006 May.8 Trapped miners rescued. Australia



Oceania, Disasters Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2018 Jan.27  Rescuers search for Kiribati ferry with 50 people on board 2014 Feb.2  Mexico Pacific castaway begs to return Jan.4  Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home 2013 May.9 2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast
. Sydney 2012 Jun.26  Boat sinks off Christmas Island Jun.21 Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia Feb.2   More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks   Papua New Guinea: The Australian authorities have been helping Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts after the ship, the MV Rabaul Queen, sank off Cape Fortifi... Jan.7  Stricken NZ cargo ship breaks up 2010 Dec.19  Up to 48 Dead in Christmas Isl. Shipwreck Dec.14 'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck   Australia: Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying suspected asylum seekers crashed into rocks on Australia's Christmas Island Nov.25  Boys found alive after 50 days at sea 2007 Apr.19 'Ghost yacht' found  Queensland: Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast 2001 Feb.9 U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide Map of Oahu Hawaii  Hawaii: Submarine accidentally hit and sank fishing school vessel. 9 people missing



Oceania, Disasters Volcano Timeline ... See World Volcano timeline Top ^
2011 Jun.20 Ash cloud grounds Australian flights   An ash cloud is drifting around the world for a second time after spewing from a Chilean volcano more than two weeks ago Jun.11 Chile volcano affects NZ flights
. New Zealand



Oceania, Disasters Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2010 Nov.23 Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast   New Zealand: All 29 miners trapped in a coal mine in New Zealand are believed to be dead after the ignition of gases in mine meant a rescue was very unli... Nov.19  Rescue on hold for trapped coal miners Nov.18  Miners missing after explosion



Oceania, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2018 Mar.7  Row of cows in Australia killed 'by lightning strike' Feb.19  Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency Jan.7  Sydney swelters on hottest day since 1939 2017 Mar.27 Cyclone Debbie: 'Monster' storm makes landfall
Map of Bowen Queensland Australia
  Queensland: A powerful cyclone, a category four storm, carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has made landfall in Queensland.    Cyclone Debbie has left at least 45,000 ...
2016 Jun.5  Australia storm leaves three dead and homes in danger Feb.21   Cyclone Winston wreaks destruction in Fiji   Authorities in Fiji are assessing the damage after the most powerful storm left at least five people dead 2015 Mar.15  Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development Mar.14  Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims Mar.13   Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Map of Vanuatu Melanesia  Melanesia: The death toll from a category five tropical storm that has hit islands in the South Pacific could run into the dozens, the UN's relief agency says 2014 Nov.27  Huge clean-up after Brisbane storm 2011 Feb.2  Powerful cyclone slams into Queensland Feb.1  Evacuations urged ahead of Cyclone Yasi