June 12, 1897 CE – More than 1500 Killed by Earthquake in Assam, India

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June 12, 1897 CE – More than 1500 Killed by Earthquake in Assam, IndiaRate this post Along the southern edge of the Himalayas, one of the world’s most diverse geographical areas spreads out like a lush green carpet. The natural beauty – raved about for generations by natives and visitors alike – fell victim to the worst Mother Nature has to offer on June 12, 1897. Shortly after 5pm that evening, a thunderous rumbling was heard emanating from the ground. After three foreboding minutes, the shock reached the surface, shaking for approximately 150 seconds and registering at a magnitude 8.1 on the moment magnitude scale. To this day, only a […]