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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 World's Big Explosions and Storms

15 Feb 2013 - A meteor explodes over Chelyabinsk, in Siberia, injuring more than 1000 peoples. It estimated to be as strong as 20 to 30 Hiroshima atomic bombs or equivalent to approximately 500 kilotons of TNT,  and with an estimated speed of 18.6 km/s (over 41,000 mph or 66,960 km/h), almost 60 times the speed of sound.

With an estimated initial mass of about 12,000–13,000 metric tonnes (13,000–14,000 short tons, heavier than the Eiffel Tower), and measuring between 17 and 20 metres in size, it is the largest known natural object to have entered Earth's atmosphere since the 1908 Tunguska event that destroyed a wide, remote, forested area of Siberia. The Chelyabinsk meteor is also the only meteor confirmed to have resulted in a large number of injuries.

15 April 2013 - Two bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and injuring an estimated 264 others. The bombs exploded about 13 seconds and 190 meters apart, near the finish line on Boylston Street.

20 May 2013 - A 3km-wide Category 5 tornado tears through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 25 people including nine children. The National Weather Service assigned the twister a preliminary ranking of EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning the second most powerful category of tornado with winds up to 320 km per hour. 

6 July 2013 - A runaway train carrying crude oil derails and explodes in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, located about 155 miles east of Montreal, killing 47 peoples.  The 80-car-long freight train exploded at approximately 1 a.m., filling the sky with thick, black smoke. Authorities said at least 30 buildings were destroyed. 

8 November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan ( Twitter: @TyphoonHaiyan ) – locally known as Yolanda - smashes into the central Philippines, killing at least 6,000 peoples. It is Category 5 Super Typhoon. As 28 December 2013, Residents say more than 1000 victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan lie unburied seven weeks after the Philippines' deadliest storm.

To donate go to ( Jan 3 last day to donate )  : theSun Haiyan Relief-Fund Facebook Page