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