21 July


US Weather events

US Weather events

1911 113 yrs ago
The temperature at Painter, WY, dipped to 10 degrees to equal the record low for July for the continental U.S. (The Weather Channel)
1934 90 yrs ago
The temperature reached 109 degrees at Cincinnati, OH, to cap their hottest summer of record. The state record for Ohio was established that day with a reading of 113 degrees near the town of Gallipolis. (David Ludlum)
1975 49 yrs ago
Six inches of rain fell across Mercer County, NJ, in just ten hours causing the worst flooding in twenty years. Assunpink Creek crested eleven feet above flood stage at Hamilton and Trenton, the highest level of record. Traffic was brought to a standstill, and railway service between New York City and Washington D.C. was cut off for two days. Flooding left 1000 persons homeless, and caused an estimated 25 million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
1987 37 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Utah to North Dakota, spawning a dozen tornadoes in North Dakota. Thunderstorms in North Dakota also produced baseball size hail at Clifford which caused four million dollars damage, and high winds which toppled a couple of eighty foot towers cutting off power to the town of Blanchard. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 36 yrs ago
While cool air invaded the central U.S., unseasonably hot weather continued over the western states. The temperature at Spring Valley, NV, soared from a morning low of 35 degrees to an afternoon high of 95 degrees. Fallon, NV, reported an all-time record high of 108 degrees, and Death Valley, CA, reported their sixth straight day of 120 degree heat. (The Weather Channel)
1989 35 yrs ago
Afternoon thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 92 mph at Jacksonville, damaging thirteen light planes at Herlong Field. Five cities in Texas reported record low temperatures for the date. Corpus Christi, TX, equalled their record low for the date with a reading of 71 degrees, and then tied their record high for the date that afternoon with a reading of 97 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records

1983 41 yrs ago
Lowest ever recorded temperature on Earth: -89.2 C (-128.6 F), Vostok Station, Antarctica


F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes


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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1952-07-21 11.52 UTC 72 yrs ago
United States (map) , 10 km deep Magnitude: 7.3 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)12
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)14

1956-07-21 15.32 UTC 68 yrs ago
India (map) Magnitude: 6.1 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)111

1976-07-21 15.10 UTC 48 yrs ago
China (map) , 4.3 km deep Magnitude: 6.1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)11

1989-07-21 03.09 UTC 35 yrs ago
China (map) , 5.9 km deep Magnitude: 5.6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)3

1995-07-21 22.44 UTC 29 yrs ago
China (map) , 7.4 km deep Magnitude: 5.6
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking14
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects14
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)14
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)14

1997-07-21 08.45 UTC 27 yrs ago
South Africa (map) , 5 km deep Magnitude: 5.0
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects15
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)15
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)15

2003-07-21 15.16 UTC 21 yrs ago
China (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking16
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects16
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)16
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)16

2007-07-21 22.44 UTC 17 yrs ago
Tajikistan (map) , 10 km deep Magnitude: 5.2
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking3
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects12
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)11





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