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1991 – Mount Pinatubo eruption

15 June

Mount Pinatubo, in the Philippines, explodes in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century.

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1906 – San Francisco earthquake

18 April

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on this day in 1906 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). Continue reading “1906 – San Francisco earthquake”

1556 – The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake

23 January

The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake was a catastrophic earthquake that is also considered the deadliest earthquake on record, killing approximately 830,000 people. Continue reading “1556 – The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake”

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