Natural Disasters in 2011 By helenv Period: Jan 1, 2011 to Mar 30, 2011 Natural Disasters in 2011 Jan 10, 2011 Queensland Floods Flood waters wash through towns of Rockhampton and Ipswich cause mass devastation. 17 people killed Feb 2, 2011 Cyclone Yasi, Queensland Category Five Tropical Cyclone Yasi hits far north Queensland. No fatalities Feb 5, 2011 Victorian Floods Flooding across western Victoria affected 97 towns and about 3,300 properties. Feb 6, 2011 Western Australia Bushfires Bushfires at Redhill and Roleystone destroyed 71 homes and damaged a further 39 properties Feb 22, 2011 New Zealand Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Christchurch causing mass destruction. Death toll stands at 182 Mar 11, 2011 Japan Earthquake Magnitude 9.0 earthquake causes a tsuami that wipes out costal towns in Japan. Final death toll is still unknown. Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is severely damaged and radioactive levels are high.