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

June 12, 1897 CE – More than 1500 Killed by Earthquake in Assam, India5 (100%) 1 vote 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 […]