12 June 2015

On This Day: Over a thousand dead in India quake

A powerful deadly quake shook Assam, India On This Day in 1897. More than 1,500 people died in this 8.8 earthquake. The epicenter struck the town of Shillong in northern India. The quake was felt by people thousands of miles away. 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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