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Images of the planets in syzygy and moon phases displayed on this site are offered to provoke thought about the possibility of their influence on the events listed here.  While the contributing factors causing accidents are numerous, theorists believe the forces of these bodies on the earth may be sufficient enough to be included as a factor.  Any thoughts you may have on this subject can be sent via this link.

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Date Event Location Deaths Planets Moon
2010-2019  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
2016/05/21 Mount Sinabung Volcano Eruption Sumatra, Indonesia 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2015/11/05 BHP Billiton Mine Damburst External Link Minas Gerais, Brazil 13 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2015/04/30 Calbuco Volcano Eruption External Link Puerto Montt, Chile - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2014/05/14 Soma Komur Isletmeleri Mine Fire External Link Soma, Turkey 301 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2010/08/05 San Jose Mine Collapse Copiapo, Chile - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2010/08/29 Mt. Sinabung Volcano Eruption External Link Sumatra, Indonesia 2 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2010/04/28 Dotiki Mine Roof Fall Nebo, KY 2 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2000-2009  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
2009/02/21 Tunlan Coal Mine Explosion External Link Shanxi, China 78 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2008/02/18 Illegal Iron Mine Explosion External Link Hebei, China 24 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2007/08/16 Crandall Canyon Mine Bump Huntington, UT 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2007/03/28 Yujialing Mine Explosion External Link Shanxi, China 26 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2007/02/02 Xin'an Colliery Fire External Link Henan, China 24 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2006/05/20 Darby No. 1 Mine Explosion Holmes Mill, KY 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2005/08/07 Daxing Colliery Inundation External Link Guangdong, China 123 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2005/08/03 Stillhouse No. 1 Mine Roof Fall Cumberland, KY 2 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2004/12/26 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami External Link Indonesia 230K+ View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2002/10/17 Barrick Storm Decline Elko, NV 2 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2002/07/24 Quecreek Mine Rescue Friedens, PA - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
2000/07/31 Willow CreekMine Explosion Helper, UT 2 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1990-1999  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1997/07/15 Big Creek No. 2 Mine Roof Fall Jewell Ridge, VA 2 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1992/12/07 Southmountain No. 3Mine Explosion Norton, VA 8 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1992/03/19 Blacksville No. 1 Mine Explosion Blacksville, VA 4 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1991/06/15 Mt. Pinatubo Volcano Eruption External Link Luzon, Philippines - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1980-1989  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1986/02/06 Loveridge Mine Stockpile Collapse Fairview, WV 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1984/04/28 Chevy Blazer Meets Mine Shaft Llewellyn, PA 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1983/06/21 McClure No. 1 Mine Explosion McClure, VA 7 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1982/05/10 MagmaMine Roof Fall Superior, AZ 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1981/06/03 Gray Knob No. 5 Mine Inundation Grays Knob, KY 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1981/04/15 Dutch Creek No. 1 Mine Explosion Redstone, CO 15 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1970-1979  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1978/04/04 Moss No. 3 Mine Inundation Duty, VA 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1976/03/09 Scotia Mine Explosions Oven Fork, KY 26 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1975/05/12 Deer Creek Mine Roof Fall Huntington, UT 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1972/05/02 Sunshine Mine Fire Kellogg, ID 91 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1972/02/26 Buffalo Creek Dam Failure Saunders, WV 114 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1971/06/11 Federal No. 2 Mine Roof Fall Miracle Run, WV 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1971/01/05 El Dorado Mine Hoisting Accident Shingle Springs, CA 4 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1970/02/19 Jefferson Island Mine Roof Fall Jefferson Island, LA 4 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1960-1969  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1968/05/06 Saxsewell No. 8 Mine Inundation Leivasy, WV 4 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1968/03/05 Belle Isle Salt Mine Fire Calumet, LA 21 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1966/09/14 Lykens No. 1 Mine Roof Fall Joliett, PA 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1966/03/02 Burnwell No. 1 Mine Explosion Hesperus, CO 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1964/02/03 Bednarczyk No. 2, 3 Mine Explosion Gowen City, PA 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1963/08/13 Sheppton Mine Cave-in Sheppton, PA 1 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1961/03/02 Viking Mine Explosion Terre Haute, IN 22 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1950-1959  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1959/01/22 River Slope (Knox) Mine Inundation Port Griffith, PA 12 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1959/06/01 Sherwood Mine Asphyxiations Iron River, MI 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1958/02/12 Lundale Mine Roof Fall Lundale, WV 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1957/02/04 Bishop No. 34 Mine Explosion Bishop, VA 37 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1953/03/30 O'Brien Mine Explosion Lovilia, IA 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1952/03/27 Holmes Slope Mine Inundation Minersville, PA 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1951/03/29 Buttonwood Mine Explosion Wilkes-Barre, PA 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1940-1949  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1949/02/18 Rob McGee's Date of Birth Uniontown, PA - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1946/01/15 Havaco No. 9 Mine Explosion Welch, WV 9 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1945/12/26 Belva No. 1 Mine Explosion Pineville, KY 24 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1945/03/14 Kennilworth Mine Explosion Carbon, UT 7 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1945/03/12 Crucible Mine Roof Fall Greene, PA 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1945/02/20 St. Anthony Mine Fire Tiger, AZ 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1943/01/08 Pursglove No. 15 Mine Fire Pursglove, WV 13 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1943/01/05 Boyd Mine Asphyxiations Ducktown, TN 9 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1942/01/22 Wadge Mine Explosion Mount Harris, CO 34 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1942/01/09 Pride of the West Asphyxiations Silverton, CO 8 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1941/12/28 No. 47 Mine Explosion Harco, IL 8 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1941/02/14 Fidelity Mine Explosives Accident Du Quoin, IL 7 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1941/01/22 Carswell Mine Explosion Kimball, WV 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1940/03/16 Willow Grove No. 10 Mine Explosion St. Clairesville, OH 72 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1940/01/10 Bartley No. 1 Mine Explosion Bartley, WV 91 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1930-1939  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1932/12/23 Shafer Mine Explosion Osage, WV 56 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1932/02/27 Boisevain Mine Explosion Boisevain, VA 38 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1931/05/29 Richards Colliery Explosion Mt. Carmel, PA 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1931/01/28 Little Betty Mine Explosion Dugger, IN 28 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1931/01/06 Raleigh-Wyoming No. 2 Mine Explosion Beckley, WV 8 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1931/01/03 Midvale No. 4 Mine Explosion Midvale, OH 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1930/01/19 Lillybrook No. 1 Mine Explosion Lilleybrook, WV 8 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1920-1929  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1929/01/26 Kingston No. 5 Explosion Kingston, WV 14 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1928/12/19 Black Diamond No. 2 Mine Explosion Providence, KY 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1928/02/24 Mama Mine Explosion Jenny Lind, AR 13 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1926/11/03 Barnes-Hecker Mine Inundation Ishpoming, MI 51 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1926/08/26 Clymer No. 1 Mine Explosion Clymer, PA 44 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1926/03/08 Crab Orchard No. 5 Mine Explosion Eccles, WV 19 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1926/02/03 Horning No. 4 Mine Explosion Horning, PA 20 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1926/01/29 New Orient No. 2 Mine Explosion West Frankfort, IL 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1926/01/29 Mossboro Mine Explosion Helena, AL 27 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1925/03/17 Barrackville Mine Explosion Barrackville, WV 33 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1925/02/20 City Mine Explosion Sullivan, IN 52 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1924/04/28 Benwood Mine Explosion Benwood, WV 119 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1924/03/28 Yukon No. 2 Mine Explosion Yukon, WV 24 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1924/02/05 Milford Mine Inundation Crosby, MN 41 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1924/01/26 Lancashire No. 18 Explosion Shanktown, PA 36 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1924/01/25 McClintock Mine Explosion Johnson City, IL 33 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1923/03/02 Arista Mine Explosion Arista, WV 10 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1921/02/23 Kathleen Mine Fire Dowell, IL 7 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1921/02/14 Sahara No. 8 Mine Explosion Illinois 3 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1920/08/13 Pounding Mill Quarry Explosives Disaster Virginia 9 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1910-1919  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1919/01/15 The Great Boston Molasses Flood Boston, MA 21 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1918/06/27 Silver Mine Explosion Virginia, MN 18 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1918/02/21 Amasa-Porter Mine Cave-in Crystal Falls, MI 17 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1917/08/04 West Kentucky No. 7 Mine Explosion Clay, KY 62 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1916/02/14 Pennsylvania Mine Fire Butte, MT 21 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1916/02/11 Ernest No. 2 Explosion Ernest, PA 27 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1915/11/16 Northwestern Mine Explosion Ravensdale, WA 31 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1915/02/17 Prospect Mine Explosion Wilkes-Barre, PA 13 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1914/10/27 Royalton North No. 1 Mine Explosion Royalton, IL 52 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1912/07/24 Superba and Lemont Mine Inundation Evans Station, PA 18 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1912/05/13 Norrie Mine Cave-in Ironwood, MI 7 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1912/08/13 Abernant Mine Explosion Abernant, AL 18 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1912/03/26 Jed Mine Explosion Jed, WV 81 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1912/01/21 Cherry Valley Mine Fire Cherry Valley, PA 1 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1912/01/20 Kemmerer No. 4 Mine Explosion Kemmerer, WY 9 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1911/09/03 Butte and Superior Mine Hoist Accident Butte, MT 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1911/02/02 Belmont Mine Fire Tonopah, NV 17 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1910/11/03 Yolande No. 1 Mine Explosion Yolande, AL 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1910/03/02 Alaska-Mexican Mine Explosion Treadwell, AK 37 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1900-1909  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1909/04/13 Granville Slate Quarry Cave-in Granville, NY 5 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1908/06/30 Tunguska Blast External Link Siberia, Russia - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1907/12/19 Darr Mine Explosion Jacobs Creek, PA 239 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1907/02/04 Thomas No. 25 Mine Explosion Thomas, WV 25 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1907/01/29 Stuart Mine Explosion Stuart, WV 84 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1907/01/29 Johnston City Mine Explosion Johnston City, IL 7 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1907/01/26 Lorentz Mine Explosion Penco, WV 12 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1905/03/09 Clear Spring Hoist Accident West Pittston, PA 7 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1902/10/24 Santa Maria Volcano Eruption Guatemala - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1900/05/01 Winter Quarters Mine Explosion Scofield, UT 200 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1890-1899  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1899/12/23 Braznell Mine Explosion Brownsville, PA 19 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1899/02/12 Diamondville No. 1 Mine Asphyxiations Diamondville, WY 2 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1898/05/26 Kaska William Mine Inundation Middleport, PA 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1896/06/28 Twin Mine Cave-in Pittston, PA 58 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1895/03/20 Red Canyon No. 5 Mine Explosion Red Canyon, WY 60 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1895/03/10 Old Abe Mine Fire White Oaks, NM 8 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1894/02/13 Gaylord Mine Roof Fall Plymouth, PA 13 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1892/05/10 Roslyn Mine Explosion Roslyn, WA 45 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1892/01/07 No. 11 Mine Explosion Krebs, OK 100 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1880-1889  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1886/03/08 Uniondale Mine Explosion Dunbar, PA 6 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1886/01/21 Orrel Mine Explosion Newburg, WV 39 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1885/12/18 Nanticoke No. 1 Mine Inrush of Quicksand Nanticoke, PA 26 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1884/01/24 Crested Butte Mine Explosion Crested Butte, CO 59 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1882/02/03 Midlothian Mine Explosion Coalfield, VA 32 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1830-1839  (link displays all mine disasters that occurred in this decade)
1839/03/18 Black Heath Mine Explosion Richmond, VA 40 View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day
1810-1819
1815/04/10 Mt. Tambora Volcano Eruption External Link Sumbawa Island, Indonesia - View the planets for this day Moon phase for this day

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