Natural Disasters, July 15

850 850 Iran Earthquake kills 45,000 people
1881 Minnesota Tornado outbreak
1888 The stratovolcano, Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima, Japan.
1980 A massive storm tears through western Wisconsin, causing $160 million in damages.

A stratovolcano is a volcano that erupts from layers of material from previous eruptions such as lava, tephra, pumice and ash. The usually have steep profiles and are accompanied with explosive and effusive eruptions.


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