23 October


US Weather events

US Weather events

1761 258 yrs ago
A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachsuetts and Rhode Island. (David Ludlum)
1843 176 yrs ago
Indian Summer was routed by cold and snow that brought sleighing from the Poconos to Vermont. A foot of snow blanketed Haverhill NH and Newberry VT, and 18 to 24 inches were reported in some of the higher elevations. Snow stayed on the ground until the next spring. (22nd-23rd)
1987 32 yrs ago
Thirteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. It marked the sixth record low of the month for Greer SC and Columbia SC, and the ninth of the month for Montgomery AL. Showers and thunderstorms deluged Corpus Christi TX with five inches of rain. Winnemucca NV reported their first measurable rain in ninety-two days, while Yakima WA reported a record 96 days in a row without measurable rainfall. (Storm Data)
1988 31 yrs ago
Denver, CO, reported their first freeze of the autumn, and Chicago, IL, reported their first snow. In Texas, afternoon highs of 93 degrees at Austin and San Antonio were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 30 yrs ago
A storm moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain and high winds to the Central Pacific Coast Region. High winds in Nevada gusted to 67 mph at Reno, and thunderstorms around Redding CA produced wind gusts to 66 mph. Locally heavy rains in the San Francisco area caused numerous mudslides, adding insult to injury for earthquake victims. (The National Weather Summary)
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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1992-10-23 09.11 UTC 27 yrs ago
Morocco (map) , 25.2 km deep Magnitude: 5.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2

1992-10-23 23.19 UTC 27 yrs ago
Georgia (map) , 16 km deep Magnitude: 6.4
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)1

1995-10-23 22.46 UTC 24 yrs ago
China (map) , 14.7 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking81
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects81
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)53
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)46

2004-10-23 08.56 UTC 15 yrs ago
Japan (map) , 16 km deep Magnitude: 6.6
Secondary effectslandslide, fire
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking40
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects40
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)40
Improved fatality estimates from official reports and detailed scholarly studies68





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