Historically speaking, May 31st has had a couple of pretty horrific natural disaster/weather events . . .
- May 31, 1935: 7.7 magnitude earthquake kills 50,000 in Pakistan (Quetta). Here’s a link for more info of the worst earthquakes in history (since 1900).
- The strongest recorded earthquake: Valdivia, Chile: magnitude 9.5
- The deadliest earthquake: Shaanxi, China: devastated an area of 520 miles, was felt in 97 countries, and resulted in a death toll of 830,000
- May 31, 1985: United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead and more than 1,000 injured. Here is a link for more info on the ten worst U.S. tornadoes.
“Mother Nature is a great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.” Christopher Heyerdahl