Is the 26th jinxed? List of tragedies that occurred on 26th day of a month

With the massive earthquake that hit South Asia on Monday having already claimed over 300 lives taking place on the 26th of October, here's a look at several other tragedies that took place on the same day

The 7.5 magnitude quake that rattled Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India on October 26 has made some analysts wonder if the date 26 is jinxed.

Or is it just a coincidence that many disasters took place on that date?

The death toll in the powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked Pakistan and Afghanistan -- the strongest in 10 years -- rose to over 300 on Tuesday with more than 1,600 people injured as rescuers scrambled to deliver relief to the worst-affected regions devastated by the temblor.

Here are some of the disasters -- natural and man-made -- that have taken place on the 26th day of the month.

North America earthquake 26 January, 1700

Krakatau volcanic eruption 26 August, 1883

The Rhodes earthquake 26 June, 1926

Kansu, China, earthquake 26 December, 1932

Turkey earthquake 26 December, 1939

Portugal earthquake 26 January, 1951

Yugoslavia earthquake 26 July, 1963

China earthquake 26 July, 1976

Sabah Tidal waves 26 December, 1996

Gujarat earthquake 26 January, 2001

Bam, Iran, earthquake 26 December, 2003

Tsunami in Indian Ocean 26 December, 2004

Mumbai floods 26 July, 2005

Mumbai terror attack 26 November, 2008

Ahmedabad bombings 26 July, 2008

Japan earthquake 26 February, 2010

Tasik earthquake 26 June, 2010

Taiwan earthquake 26 July, 2010

Merapi volcanic eruption 26 October, 2010

Nepal earthquake aftershock 26 April, 2015

Afghanistan, Pakistan earthquake 26 October, 2015

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