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  • Podkamennaya Tunguska River, Siberia, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Jun 30, 1908

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Tunguska Event

    Podkamennaya Tunguska River, Siberia, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Jun 30, 1908

    The Tunguska event was a large explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate (now Krasnoyarsk Krai), Russia, on the morning of 30 June 1908 (NS). The explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened 2,000 square kilometres (770 square miles) of forest, and may have caused up to three human casualties.




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