|Earth Happenings Archive|
August 1, 1999 to August 31, 1999
- August 31, 1999
- At least one person died and 166 were injured by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock in Turkey.
- August 29, 1999
- The Carlsberg Ridge was shaken by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake.
- August 28, 1999
- A landslide killed at least 30 and trapped about ten others inside a gold mine in West Java.
- *Ecuador experienced a quake of magnitude 6.1.
- August 27, 1999
- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake took place near the north coast of New Guinea.
- August 24, 1999
- Pichincha volcano erupted water vapor two miles skyward for 11 minutes, alarming residents of nearby Quito.
- August 23, 1999
- Over the past week, Monserrat Volcano has produced two small tectonic swarms and numerous rockfalls.
- August 22, 1999
- A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Chile.
- *The Vanuatu Islands experienced an earthquake of magnitude 6.5.
- August 21, 1999
- The Tonga Islands were shaken by a magnitude 5.7 quake.
- August 20, 1999
- Turkey continues to be hit by aftershocks, the latest of magnitudes 4.8, 4.7, and 5.0.
- *The National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering has compiled information on several aspects of seismicity in Turkey.
- August 19, 1999
- Popocateptl volcano has emitted gases and ash. People have been warned not to approach within 5 km.
- *Flash flooding in Sarab, Iran has left two children dead, injured several people and damaged fifty buildings and the local water supply.
- August 18, 1999
- A magnitude 5.7 quake occured off of northern New Zealand.
- August 17, 1999
- A 7.8 earthquake in northwestern Turkey has killed over 2000 and injured at least 10,000. Extensive coverage:
(CNN) (Washington Post) (Reuters)
- *Turkey has experienced a series of aftershocks, magnitudes 5.0, 4.9, 4.7, and 4.1.
- August 15, 1999
- The New Britain region of Papua New Guinea experienced a magnitude 5.5 quake.
- August 14, 1999
- A magnitude 6.4 quake occurred in southern Sumatra.
- August 13, 1999
- Flooding and landslides left at least 18 dead and over 100,000 stranded in Bangladesh.
- August 12, 1999
- A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Sulawesi, Indonesia, causing panic but leading to no injuries or damage.
- August 11, 1999
- Four quakes of magnitude 4.1 to 5.4 struck Cyprus in a span of 16 minutes, injuring 15 people and damaging 82 buildings.
- *One person was killed and another injured in northeast Iran by a 5.1 quake centered in Turkmenistan.
- August 10, 1999
- Telica Volcano emitted gases and ash following a large seismic tremor. No damage has been reported.
- August 8, 1999
- At least 17 homes were destroyed by quakes that followed the eruption of Cerro Negro. Three people were injured.
- August 7, 1999
- Hundreds evacuated the area around Cerro Negro Volcano as the Nicaraguan government declared a state of 'maximum alert.'
- August 6, 1999
- A 5.5 earthquake shook the northern Kuril Islands.
- August 5, 1999
- Cerro Negro Volcano erupted from four vents outside its main crater, sending lava fountains 300 m skyward. A series of 11 quakes, mag. 4.3 to 4.9, accompanied the activity.
- August 3, 1999
- A small (mag. 4) earthquake in Bangladesh toppled at least 200 thatch huts. No injuries were reported.
- *A mudslide in Manila destroyed fifty homes, leaving at least eight dead, with another 24 to 100 missing.
- *The coast of Ecuador was jolted by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake.
- August 1, 1999
- Nevada experienced a series of earthquakes, the largest a 5.6, felt in Las Vegas. No damage has been reported.
- *The Aleutian Islands were struck by magnitude 5.6 and 4.9 quakes, with no reports of damage or injuries.
- *A magnitude 6.4 quake occurred near the Kermadec Islands.