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December 4, 2000 to December 29, 2000
Dec. 29, 2000
A University of Colorado scientist has reported that the Columbia Glacier in Alaska is retreating rapidly and may even disintegrate within the next half-century. (Associated Press, via CNN)
Dec. 21, 2000
Louisiana State University scientists explored the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico aboard the research vessel Alvin. (EurekAlert!; Photos available from LSU.)
Dec. 14, 2000
Fuego Volcano in Guatemala send a cloud of ash above the summit, the latest in a sporadic series of minor eruptions dating back to July. (Volcano World)
Dec. 13-21, 2000
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, 70 km (45 miles) southeast of downtown Mexico City, erupted in what scientists say is the greatest level of activity in as much as the past thousand years. (Volcano World).
Dec. 11, 2000
Taiwan was rattled by four earthquakes during the weekend and on early Monday morning, but there were no reports of injuries or damage from any of the tremors. (
Dec. 7, 2000
Indonesia's Mount Bromo Volcano began spewing columns of ash last Wednesday, blanketing neighboring cities and forcing officials to declare the area off limits to tourists. ( Volcano World Bulletin).
Dec. 7, 2000
A magnitude 7.5 temblor hit Turkmenistan at 10:11 a.m. local time on Wednesday, shaking a vast region for nearly two minutes. ( National Earthquake Information Center).
Dec. 4, 2000
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 caused minor damage Wednesday and was widely felt from Anchorage to Fairbanks. ( National Earthquake Information Center).


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