Areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India were jolted yesterday, the 26th of December, 2015, by an earthquake of magnitude 6.4. The tremors were felt late at night, and caused injuries to over more than 40 people as old and decapitated buildings in some areas collapsed.
It should be noted that the earthquake occurred exactly two months after the 26th October earthquake, which had taken the lives of around 300 people and had occurred in the same region.
There’s something about earthquakes on the 26th – history has witnessed some massive tremors, that have claimed the lives of thousands, and most of them have occurred on the 26th.
Here’s a list of major earthquakes (in no particular order) on the 26th, excluding the recent two we experienced;
26th July 1976, Earthquake in China
26 January 2001, Earthquake in Gujrat
26th July 2010, Earthquake in Taiwan
26th February 2010, Earthquake in Japan
26th April 2015, Earthquake in Nepal
26 June 1926, Earthquake in The Rhodes
26 Jan 1700, Earthquake in North America
26 July 1963, Earthquake in Yugoslavia
26 Dec 2003, Earthquake in Iran
26 Dec 1939, Earthquake in Turkey
26 Dec 1932, Earthquake in Kansu, China
26 Jan 1951, Earthquake in Portugal
26 June 2010, Earthquake in Tasik
26 Jan 2001, Earthquake in Gujarat
26 Mar 1963, Earthquake in Wakasa Bay, Jepang
26 Jul 1967 Earthquake in Pulumur, Turki
26 Sep 1970 Earthquake in Bahia Solano, Colombia
26 Jul 1971 Earthquake in Solomon Island
26 Apr 1972 Earthquake in Ezine, Turki
26 May 1975 Earthquake in N. Atlantic
26 Mar 1977 Earthquake in Palu, Turki
26 Dec 1979 Earthquake in Carlisle, Inggris
26 Apr 1981 Earthquake in Westmorland, USA
26 Mei 1983 Earthquake in Nihonkai, Chubu, Jepang
26 Jan 1985 Earthquake in Mendoza, Argentina
26 Jan 1986 Earthquake in Tres Pinos, USA
26 Apr 1992 Earthquake in Cape Mendocino, California, USA
26 Oct 1997 Earthquake in Italy.
The list doesn’t end here. Moreover, a number of other natural disasters, such as Tsunamis, have also occurred on the 26th. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster also took place on the 26th!
Co-incidence? Or does this date hold some special disaster significance?