Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – June 12, there are two the story great calamity in the world.
First, June 12, 1897 happened earthquake Earth measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale shook the Assam region of India. It also led to massive landslides. More than 1,500 people are believed to have been killed in the natural disaster.
Assam is found in the northeastern part of India with its capital city Dispur which is now in the Guwahati region. It is located in the eastern foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya.
Assam and its major city, Guwahati, is the gateway to the northeastern region of India, where the seven northeastern states are known as the seven sisters. This state is connected to the rest of India by the Assam-West Bengal border, known as the Siliguri Corridor or often referred to as the Chicken’s Neck.
Assam also borders the country of Bhutan to the northwest and two international borders with Bangladesh to the west and southwest.
Secondly, on June 12, 1991, Mount Pinatubo, a volcano in the northern Philippines which rises to 1,760 meters, erupted after a long period of inactivity of 600 years.
For four days, a torrent of thick volcanic mud, or lahar, claimed 800 lives and around 50,000 people had to settle.
Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, Philippines, bordering the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga.
this mountain to burst in 1991, more than 490 years after the last observation of eruptive activity, which was the second largest eruption of the 20th century.
Predictions of this eruption were initially successful, so tens of thousands of people fled this mountain and saved many lives. But the area around the mountain was destroyed by pyroclastic flows, ash and lava.
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