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  Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands Map of Leeward Islands Lesser Antilles  The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit Leeward Islands late on Monday Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain   The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared Magnitude-8 earthquake hits southern Mexico   The quake is causing buildings to sway violently and people to flee into the street in panic as far away as the capital city Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos islands   Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean Guatemala mourns after children's home fire kills 35 girls Chile's worst wildfires destroy town, death toll at 10 Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Zika: WHO declares global emergency Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138 Last trapped Chile miner rescued 33 trapped miners alive after 17 days Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile 'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti 'Swine flu' kills 60
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1. 09-19 Mexico: Powerful earthquake topples buildings, killing scores Atencingo, Puebla, Mexico
C. 09-19 Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands Puerto Rico
D. 09-17 Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles
4. 09-10 Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90 Oaxaca, Mexico
F. 09-09 Mexico reports at least two dead from Hurricane Katia Veracruz, Mexico
G. 09-08 Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain Camaguey Archipelago, Cuba
7. 09-08 Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue begins Juchitán, Oaxaca, Mexico
09-07 Magnitude-8 earthquake hits southern Mexico
J. 09-07 Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos islands Turks and Caicos, Caribbean

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Mexico: Powerful earthquake topples buildings, killing scores Map of Atencingo Puebla Mexico
Yesterday   Mexico
  A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City
 More than 20 children died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed in the 7.1 magnitude quake that caused major damage in neighbouring states while many people took part in an earthquake drill 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City
  Puerto Rico
  The Category 5 storm barreled toward the U.S. territory with disastrous winds and 'life-threatening' flooding, according to forecasters

Sun.   Lesser Antilles
Sep. 8   Cuba
Sep. 7   Chiapas
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Sep. 6   Antigua & Barbuda
Mar.8   Guatemala
Jan.26   Chile


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Nov.28   Colombia
Oct.6   Haiti
Apr.16   Ecuador
Feb.1   South America


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Nov.5   Brazil


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Mexico: Powerful earthquake topples buildings, killing scores Map of Atencingo Puebla Mexico


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Yesterday   Mexico  
  A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City
 More than 20 children died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed in the 7.1 magnitude quake that caused major damage in neighbouring states while many people took part in an earthquake drill 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City
  Puerto Rico   Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
  The Category 5 storm barreled toward the U.S. territory with disastrous winds and 'life-threatening' flooding, according to forecasters
Sun.   Lesser Antilles     Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands
Map of Leeward Islands Lesser Antilles
  The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit Leeward Islands late on Monday
Sep. 10  Mexico  Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90 Sep. 9  Mexico  Mexico reports at least two dead from Hurricane Katia Sep. 8   Cuba   Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain Map of Camaguey Archipelago Cuba
  The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared
  Mexico Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue begins Sep. 7   Chiapas   Magnitude-8 earthquake hits southern Mexico Map of Tapachula Chiapas Mexico
  The quake is causing buildings to sway violently and people to flee into the street in panic as far away as the capital city
  Caribbean   Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos islands Map of Turks and Caicos Caribbean
  Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people
  Antigua & Barbuda   Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean   Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead Sep. 6   Antigua & Barbuda   Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean Map of Barbuda Antigua %26 Barbuda  Irma is reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least seven people dead. Barbuda is said to be 'barely habitable'. St Martin is almost destroyed Sep. 5   Puerto Rico Hurricane Irma: Residents prepare for 'catastrophic' storm Sep. 4  Caribbean  Hurricane Irma: Caribbean islands brace for powerful storm

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Aug. 31  Lesser Antilles  Hurricane Irma now Category 3 storm Aug.17  Haiti  Boat overturns off Haiti; 6 dead and at least 10 missing

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Jun.25  Colombia  Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing

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Apr.1   Colombia Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods


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Mar.8   Guatemala   Guatemala mourns after children's home fire kills 35 girls   Guatemala has declared three days of national mourning after a fire killed at least 21 teenage girls at a children's care home

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Jan.26   Chile     Chile's worst wildfires destroy town, death toll at 10   Flames from one of Chile's worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to...

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Dec.20  Mexico  Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast Nov.30  Colombia  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia
Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport Oct.7  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid Oct.6   Haiti   Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster   The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials... Oct.5  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti Oct.4  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti Aug.3  Belize  Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize Apr.20   Mexico Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136 Apr.18   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr.16   Ecuador   Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds   The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed Feb.1   South America   Zika: WHO declares global emergency   A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.25   Paraguay     Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000   More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years Nov.5   Brazil   Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais   More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes Oct.24  Mexico  Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain Oct.23  Mexico  Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides   Mexico Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico
Sep.16  Chile  Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake Mar.13  Chile  Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated Mar.9   Argentina French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead Jan.29  Mexico  Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital

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Oct.6  Colombia  Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash
Jul.3  Brazil  Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses Apr.1  Chile  Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.27  Sao Paulo  Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Sep.16   Mexico Mexico battered by deadly storms
Feb.3  Paraguay  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Jan.27   Brazil   Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria   At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say Jan.5  Venezuela  Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela

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Oct.25  Cuba  Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery  Haiti  Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti Feb.22   Argentina Argentina train crash 'kills 49'
Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Jan.25  Rio de Janeiro  High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.11  Mexico  Mexican interior minister killed in crash Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding


year 2010 Top ^

Nov.16  Dominican Republic  Haiti cholera spreads over border Nov.15  Haiti  Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.8   Haiti Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Oct.24  Haiti  U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying' Oct.22   Haiti     Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths Oct.13   Chile   Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Map of Copiapo Chile  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued Oct.12  Chile  First Chile miner reaches surface Oct.9  Chile  Rescue drill reaches trapped miners Sep.17  Chile  Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Aug.31  Chile  Drilling to reach miners begins Aug.28  Chile  'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue Aug.22   Chile     33 trapped miners alive after 17 days   Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Aug.16  Colombia  737 breaks apart on island landing Aug.6   Chile 33 workers trapped in mine Jun.1  Guatemala  More than 175 dead from weekend storm May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil Mar.1  Chile  Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest Feb.27   Chile   Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile   An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off... Jan.27  Haiti  Girl, 16, pulled from rubble Jan.24  Haiti  Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000 Jan.23  Haiti  Victim rescue operation declared over Jan.20   Haiti US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti  Haiti  Desperate flood port hoping for way out Jan.18  Haiti  US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts Jan.13   Haiti Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Jan.12   Haiti     'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital

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Oct.23  Puerto Rico  Fire rages at fuel depot May.28  Brazil  Dam bursts after more rain Apr.30   Mexico Mexico shuts down to control flu
Apr.25  Mexico  WHO: Mexico flu 'a potential pandemic' Apr.24   Mexico     'Swine flu' kills 60 Map of Mexico City Mexico  The World Health Organization says it suspects flu has killed 60 people and infected 800 others; majority of the cases were in the capital

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.27  Brazil  Death toll climbs in flooding Nov.7   Haiti At least 84 dead in school collapse
Feb.21  Venezuela  Jetliner crashes in mountains

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.14   Chile Thousands homeless after quake
Nov.2   Mexico Floods strand 300,000; more rain ahead Oct.29  Dominican Republic  11 dead from Tropical Storm Noel Sep.6  Nicaragua  Hurricane Felix death toll nears 100 Aug.21  Yucatan  Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam Aug.16   Peru 337 killed in earthquake Jul.17   Sao Paulo About 200 dead from plane crash Jan.13  Sao Paulo  Rescue mission in collapse

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.29  Amazon  Plane lost over Amazon Feb.25  Mexico  Mine missing declared dead Feb.19  Mexico  Blast traps 66 in mine

year 2005 Top ^

Oct.21  Yucatan  Hurricane batters resorts Oct.9  Guatemala  Slide toll may hit 1,400 Oct.5  El Salvador  Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135 Aug.23  Peru  Airliner crashes in jungle Aug.16   Venezuela 160 believed dead in jet crash
May.20  Chile  Missing 41 troops feared dead

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.30  Argentina  175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire Sep.22  Haiti  Jeanne leaves more than 1,050 dead Aug.1   Paraguay Supermarket fire death toll tops 300
May.27  Haiti  1,000 people feared dead in flood town

year 2002 Top ^

Jan.28  Ecuador  Airliner crashed with 92 people

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.29  Peru  Fireworks blaze kills 230 Jun.23  Peru  Powerful 7.9 earthquake Jan.13  El Salvador  7.6 earthquake


  Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000   More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais   More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding Floods strand 300,000; more rain ahead Guatemala mourns after children's home fire kills 35 girls   Guatemala has declared three days of national mourning after a fire killed at least 21 teenage girls at a children's care home   Chile's worst wildfires destroy town, death toll at 10   Flames from one of Chile's worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to... Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria   At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Supermarket fire death toll tops 300 Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash About 200 dead from plane crash 160 believed dead in jet crash At least 84 dead in school collapse Mexico: Powerful earthquake topples buildings, killing scores Map of Atencingo Puebla Mexico




Latin America, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2015
Dec.25   Paraguay
Nov.5   Brazil
2011
Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro
2009
May.28  Brazil  Dam bursts after more rain
2008
Nov.27  Brazil  Death toll climbs in flooding
2007
Nov.2   Mexico
2004
May.27  Haiti  1,000 people feared dead in flood town




Latin America, Disasters Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
2017
Mar.8   Guatemala
Jan.26   Chile
2015
Mar.13  Chile  Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated
2013
Jan.27   Brazil
2012
Feb.15   Honduras
2009
Oct.23  Puerto Rico  Fire rages at fuel depot
2004
Dec.30  Argentina  175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire
Aug.1   Paraguay
2001
Dec.29  Peru  Fireworks blaze kills 230




Latin America, Disasters Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2016
Nov.30  Colombia  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link
Nov.28   Colombia
2015
Mar.9   Argentina
2014
Aug.13   Sao Paulo
2013
Feb.3  Paraguay  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed
Jan.5  Venezuela  Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela
2011
Nov.11  Mexico  Mexican interior minister killed in crash
2010
Aug.16  Colombia  737 breaks apart on island landing
2008
Feb.21  Venezuela  Jetliner crashes in mountains
2007
Jul.17   Sao Paulo
2006
Sep.29  Amazon  Plane lost over Amazon
2005
Aug.23  Peru  Airliner crashes in jungle
Aug.16   Venezuela
2002
Jan.28  Ecuador  Airliner crashed with 92 people




Latin America, Disasters Fatal Accident Timeline ... See World Fatal Accident timeline Top ^
2005
May.20  Chile  Missing 41 troops feared dead




Latin America, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2014
Jul.3  Brazil  Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses
2013
Nov.27  Sao Paulo  Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium
2008
Nov.7   Haiti




Latin America, Disasters Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2017
Yesterday   Mexico
  A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City
 More than 20 children died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed in the 7.1 magnitude quake that caused major damage in neighbouring states while many people took part in an earthquake drill 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City
Sep. 10  Mexico  Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90 Sep. 8   Mexico Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue begins Sep. 7   Chiapas Magnitude-8 earthquake hits southern Mexico Map of Tapachula Chiapas Mexico
  The quake is causing buildings to sway violently and people to flee into the street in panic as far away as the capital city
2016 Apr.18   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr.16   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds   The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed 2015 Sep.16  Chile  Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake 2014 Apr.1  Chile  Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile 2010 Mar.1  Chile  Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest Feb.27   Chile Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile   An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off... Jan.27  Haiti  Girl, 16, pulled from rubble Jan.24  Haiti  Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000 Jan.23  Haiti  Victim rescue operation declared over Jan.20   Haiti US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti Jan.20  Haiti  Desperate flood port hoping for way out Jan.18  Haiti  US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts Jan.13   Haiti Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Jan.12   Haiti   'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital 2007 Nov.14   Chile Thousands homeless after quake Aug.16   Peru 337 killed in earthquake 2001 Jun.23  Peru  Powerful 7.9 earthquake Jan.13  El Salvador  7.6 earthquake



Latin America, Disasters Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.22   Argentina Argentina train crash 'kills 49'




Latin America, Disasters Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2010 Oct.13   Chile   Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Map of Copiapo Chile  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued Oct.12  Chile  First Chile miner reaches surface Oct.9  Chile  Rescue drill reaches trapped miners Sep.17  Chile  Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Aug.31  Chile  Drilling to reach miners begins Aug.28  Chile  'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue 2005 Oct.9  Guatemala  Slide toll may hit 1,400



Latin America, Disasters Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.1   South America Zika: WHO declares global emergency   A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO 2010 Nov.16  Dominican Republic  Haiti cholera spreads over border Nov.15  Haiti  Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.8   Haiti Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Oct.24  Haiti  U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying' Oct.22   Haiti   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths 2009 Apr.30   Mexico Mexico shuts down to control flu Apr.25  Mexico  WHO: Mexico flu 'a potential pandemic' Apr.24   Mexico   'Swine flu' kills 60 Map of Mexico City Mexico  The World Health Organization says it suspects flu has killed 60 people and infected 800 others; majority of the cases were in the capital



Latin America, Disasters Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2017 Aug.17  Haiti  Boat overturns off Haiti; 6 dead and at least 10 missing Jun.25  Colombia  Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing



Latin America, Disasters Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2010 Aug.22   Chile   33 trapped miners alive after 17 days   Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Aug.6   Chile 33 workers trapped in mine
2006 Feb.25  Mexico  Mine missing declared dead Feb.19  Mexico  Blast traps 66 in mine



Latin America, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2017 Yesterday   Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
  The Category 5 storm barreled toward the U.S. territory with disastrous winds and 'life-threatening' flooding, according to forecasters
Sun.   Lesser Antilles   Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands
Map of Leeward Islands Lesser Antilles
  The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit Leeward Islands late on Monday
Sep. 9  Mexico  Mexico reports at least two dead from Hurricane Katia Sep. 8   Cuba Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain Map of Camaguey Archipelago Cuba
  The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared
Sep. 7   Caribbean Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos islands Map of Turks and Caicos Caribbean
  Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people
Sep. 7   Antigua & Barbuda Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean   Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead Sep. 6   Antigua & Barbuda Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean Map of Barbuda Antigua %26 Barbuda  Irma is reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least seven people dead. Barbuda is said to be 'barely habitable'. St Martin is almost destroyed Sep. 5   Puerto Rico Hurricane Irma: Residents prepare for 'catastrophic' storm Sep. 4  Caribbean  Hurricane Irma: Caribbean islands brace for powerful storm Aug. 31  Lesser Antilles  Hurricane Irma now Category 3 storm 2016 Oct.7  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid Oct.6   Haiti Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster   The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials... Oct.5  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti Oct.4  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti Aug.3  Belize  Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize 2015 Oct.24  Mexico  Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain Oct.23  Mexico  Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides Oct.23   Mexico Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico 2014 Oct.6  Colombia  Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe 2013 Sep.16   Mexico Mexico battered by deadly storms 2012 Oct.25  Cuba  Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas Aug.25  Haiti  Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti 2010 Jun.1  Guatemala  More than 175 dead from weekend storm May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil 2007 Oct.29  Dominican Republic  11 dead from Tropical Storm Noel Sep.6  Nicaragua  Hurricane Felix death toll nears 100 Aug.21  Yucatan  Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam 2005 Oct.21  Yucatan  Hurricane batters resorts Oct.5  El Salvador  Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135 2004 Sep.22  Haiti  Jeanne leaves more than 1,050 dead



Latin America, Disasters Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2016 Dec.20  Mexico  Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast Apr.20   Mexico Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136
2015 Jan.29  Mexico  Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital 2013 Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 2012 Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery Jan.25  Rio de Janeiro  High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead



Latin America, Disasters Landslide Timeline ... See World Landslide timeline Top ^
2017 Apr.1   Colombia Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods
2007 Jan.13  Sao Paulo  Rescue mission in collapse