1815 Philadelphia train accident
July 31, 1815
Philadelphia, Tyne and Wear
Rue François-Miron gas explosion
July 12, 1882
rue François-Miron
Rue François-Miron gas explosion
July 12, 1882
rue du Pont-Louis-Philippe
Explosion of the Elisabeth
March 19, 1895
Schenkenschanz
Tunguska event
June 30, 1908
Evenk Autonomous Okrug
Preparedness Day Bombing
June 22, 1916
San Francisco
Silvertown explosion
Jan. 19, 1917
Silvertown
Ashton-under-Lyne munitions explosion
June 13, 1917
Ashton-under-Lyne
Halifax Explosion
Dec. 6, 1917
Halifax
Wall Street bombing
Sept. 16, 1920
Manhattan
Oppau explosion
Sept. 21, 1921
Ludwigshafen-Oppau
Allerton Bywater Colliery Explosion
March 10, 1930
Allerton Bywater
John B. King Explosion
June 26, 1930
Brockville
explosion of Samoan Clipper
Jan. 11, 1938
Pago Pago
Krylbo Explosion
July 19, 1941
Horsfjärden disaster
Sept. 17, 1941
Märsgarn
Soham rail disaster
June 2, 1944
Soham railway station
Explosion near IJzendijke
Oct. 20, 1944
IJzendijke
RAF Fauld explosion
Nov. 27, 1944
RAF Fauld
Trinity
July 16, 1945
Jornada del Muerto
Trinity
July 16, 1945
Trinity Site
Trinity
July 16, 1945
Jornada del Muerto
Trinity
July 16, 1945
Trinity Site
Hiroshima atomic bombing
Aug. 6, 1945
Hiroshima
Nagasaki atomic bombing
Aug. 9, 1945
Nagasaki
Helgoland explosion
April 18, 1947
Heligoland
Helgoland explosion
April 18, 1947
Heligoland
Cádiz Explosion
Aug. 18, 1947
RDS-1
Aug. 29, 1949
boiler explosion in Meiningen
May 4, 1951
Meiningen Steam Locomotive Works
Ivy Mike
Nov. 1, 1952
Castle Bravo
March 1, 1954
Bikini Atoll
Totskoye nuclear exercise
Sept. 14, 1954
Totskoye nuclear exercise
Buffalo R3
Oct. 11, 1956
Maralinga
Aspen
June 15, 1958
Bikini Atoll
Agathe
Nov. 21, 1961
Hoggar Mountains
Sedan
July 6, 1962
Nevada National Security Site
Sedan
July 6, 1962
Nevada National Security Site
Sedan
July 6, 1962
Nevada National Security Site
Starfish Prime
July 9, 1962
16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Sept. 15, 1963
Birmingham
Project 596
Oct. 16, 1964
Canopus
Aug. 24, 1968
Fangataufa
Thiokol-Woodbine Explosion
Feb. 3, 1971
Woodbine
Flixborough disaster
June 1, 1974
Flixborough
Birmingham pub bombings
Nov. 21, 1974
Birmingham
Lapua Cartridge Factory Explosion
April 13, 1976
Lapua Cartridge Factory
Iri Station Explosion
Nov. 11, 1977
Iksan Station
boiler explosion in Bitterfeld
Nov. 27, 1977
Bitterfeld
Los Alfaques disaster
July 11, 1978
Tarragona
1979 Warsaw gas explosion
Feb. 15, 1979
Warsaw
Sajóbábony TNT Expolosion
June 1, 1979
Sajóbábony
Vela Incident
Sept. 22, 1979
Harvey's Resort Hotel bombing
Jan. 1, 1980
Stateline
Louisville sewer explosions
Feb. 13, 1981
Louisville
Webb Farm disaster
May 27, 1983
Benton
Gulf Air Flight 771
Sept. 23, 1983
Jebel Ali
1983 United States Senate bombing
Nov. 7, 1983
Washington, D.C.
1983 Tsumagoi gas explosion
Nov. 22, 1983
Kakegawa
1983 Tsumagoi gas explosion
Nov. 22, 1983
Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi
Abbeystead disaster
May 23, 1984
Abbeystead
Minor Scale
June 27, 1985
Pan Am Flight 103
Dec. 21, 1988
Lockerbie
Pan Am Flight 103
Dec. 21, 1988
Lockerbie
Phillips Disaster of 1989
Oct. 23, 1989
Pasadena
1992 Guadalajara explosions
April 22, 1992
Guadalajara
Békásmegyer Explosion
Sept. 14, 1993
Békásmegyer
Río Tercero explosion
Nov. 3, 1995
Río Tercero
Esso Longford gas explosion
Sept. 25, 1998
Longford
Enschede fireworks disaster
May 13, 2000
Roombeek
2000 Muchonggou coal mine explosion
Sept. 26, 2000
Shuicheng County
2001 Humber Refinery explosion
Jan. 1, 2001
South Killingholme
2003 Etobicoke gas explosion
April 24, 2003
Toronto
2004 Arkhangelsk explosion
Jan. 1, 2004
Arkhangelsk
Nishapur train disaster
Feb. 18, 2004
Nishapur
Seest fireworks disaster
Nov. 3, 2004
Q12328181
Seest fireworks disaster
Nov. 3, 2004
Q12334825
Sago Mine disaster
Jan. 2, 2006
Sago
2006 North Korean nuclear test
Oct. 9, 2006
Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site
2007 Glorietta explosion
Jan. 1, 2007
Makati
Tolyatti bus bombing
Oct. 31, 2007
Tolyatti
T2 Laboratories
Dec. 19, 2007
2008 Dubai explosion
Jan. 1, 2008
Al Quoz
2008 Georgia sugar refinery explosion
Jan. 1, 2008
Port Wentworth
Toronto propane explosion
Aug. 10, 2008
Downsview
2008 Yevpatoria gas explosion
Dec. 24, 2008
Yevpatoria
2009 Chongqing mine blast
Jan. 1, 2009
Chongqing
Deepwater Horizon explosion
April 20, 2010
Gulf of Mexico
2011 Minsk Metro bombing
April 11, 2011
Oktyabrskaya
2012 Astrakhan gas explosion
Feb. 27, 2012
Astrakhan
Brazzaville arms dump blasts
March 4, 2012
Brazzaville
2012 Oldham explosion
June 26, 2012
Shaw and Crompton
2013 North Korean nuclear test
Feb. 12, 2013
Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site
Boston Marathon bombings
April 15, 2013
Boston
2013 Rosario gas explosion
Aug. 6, 2013
Rosario
2013 Taiyuan attack
Nov. 6, 2013
Taiyuan
2014 East Harlem gas explosion
March 12, 2014
East Harlem
2014 Gikomba bombings
May 16, 2014
Nairobi
2014 Kaohsiung gas explosion
July 31, 2014
Kaohsiung
2014 Kunshan explosion
Aug. 2, 2014
Kunshan
2015 East Village gas explosion
March 26, 2015
East Village
2015 Accra explosion
June 4, 2015
Accra
2015 New Taipei water park explosion
June 27, 2015
Formosa Fun Coast
2015 Tianjin explosions
Aug. 12, 2015
Binhai New Area
2015 Istanbul metro bombing
Dec. 1, 2015
Bayrampaşa—Maltepe
January 2016 North Korean nuclear test
Jan. 6, 2016
Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site
Daallo Airlines Flight 3159
Feb. 2, 2016
Somalia
Vorkuta mine explosion
Feb. 25, 2016
Vorkuta
Kollam temple fire
April 10, 2016
Paravur
September 2016 North Korean nuclear test
Sept. 9, 2016
Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site
2017 Balakliia explosion
March 23, 2017
Balakliia
2017 Bahawalpur explosion
June 25, 2017
Ahmedpur East
2017 North Korean nuclear test
Sept. 3, 2017
Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site
2017 Ningbo explosion
Nov. 26, 2017
Ningbo
2017 Port Authority Bus Terminal explosion
Dec. 11, 2017
Times Square–42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal
2018 Hanwha Daejeon plant explosion
May 29, 2018
Yuseong District
Massachusetts gas explosions
Sept. 13, 2018
Lawrence
Massachusetts gas explosions
Sept. 13, 2018
Andover
2018 Magnitogorsk building collapse
Dec. 31, 2018
Magnitogorsk
Tlahuelilpan pipeline explosion
Jan. 18, 2019
Tlahuelilpan
2019 Hanwha Daejeon plant explosion
Feb. 14, 2019
Yuseong District
2019 Xiangshui chemical plant explosion
March 21, 2019
Chenjiagang Town