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July 1, 1999 to July 31, 1999
July 31, 1999
Several villages in Bihar were flooded by heavy rains, leaving two dead and 15,000 homeless. (AP)
July 29, 1999
Colima Volcano exploded, producing pyroclastic flows and rockfalls. Ash was reported in nearby towns. (Volcano World)
*Taal Volcano has erupted a series of geysers. Officials are planning to warn local residents if matters worsen. (Volcano World)
July 28, 1999
The Kermadec Islands were shaken by a pair of earthquakes, magnitudes 5.9 and 5.0, which struck one hour apart.
July 27, 1999
A landslide in western China swept a bus into a river, killing seven people. Six others remain missing. (AP)
July 26, 1999
Rains flooded parts of northern Iran, leaving 34 dead and over 200 injured. (AP)
*The New Britain region of Papua New Guinea experienced a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.
July 22, 1999
A 5.2 earthquake off the coast of Bangladesh killed at least three people and injured 500. (AP)
July 21, 1999
Pyroclastic flows from Montserrat have built a new delta at the mouth of the White River. (Volcano World)
*Kilauea continues to pour lava into the Pacific. (HVO)
*Northern Sumatra felt a 5.9 magnitude quake, and the Fiji Islands had one of magnitude 5.7.
July 20, 1999
Montserrat's volcano threw ash seven miles skyward and drove a rockslide into the Caribbean. (AP)
*Ten villages flooded in northern Bangladesh, stranding at least 20,000 people. Nineteen people have been killed by floods so far. (AP)
July 19, 1999
Piton de la Fournaise erupted at 7:00 p.m. local time, with no reports of injuries or damage. (Discovery)
*The Kermadec Islands experienced two earthquakes, magnitudes 6.3 and 5.7.
July 18, 1999
A magnitude 6.0 quake occurred south of the Fiji Islands.
July 17, 1999
Colima Volcano erupted a four-mile plume of smoke into the sky, leading to the evacuation of six villages. (Volcano World)
July 15, 1999
Two earthquakes, magnitudes 5.2 and 5.0, have shaken the Vanuatu Islands in rapid succession (78 minutes).
July 13, 1999
Torrential rains and flooding have killed six people in Hungary, and driven at least 1,600 from their homes. (CNN)
*Floods have also killed two people in Southern California. (CNN)
July 12, 1999
Pakistan experienced a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, with no damage reported.
July 11, 1999
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit the Guatamalan-Honduran coast, injuring at least 37 people and damaging buildings. (Washington Post)
*Mayon volcano in the Philippines increased its steam emissions and showed signs of rising magma. (Reuters)
July 9, 1999
Thunderstorms killed two people in Las Vegas, Nevada, flooding the city and sweeping away hundreds of automobiles. (CNN)
*The Solomon Islands experienced a magnitude 6.3 earthquake.
*A magnitude 5.6 quake shook the coast of northern Chile.
July 7, 1999
A meteor exploded above New Zealand, showering the earth with fragments from space. (AP)
July 5, 1999
Four earthquakes rumbled through southern Mexico, while flooding from heavy rains left at least two people dead. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. (Washington Post)
July 4, 1999
Pyroclastic flows from Montserrat dome collapses have flowed down the White River creating a new delta where they entered the sea. It is uncertain if this delta will survive or be eroded by seawaves. (Volcano World)
July 3, 1999
The ocean floor near the Bonin Islands was shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake.
July 2, 1999
Flooding has killed over 30 people in China's Anhui province, pushing the death toll from this summer's floods past 130. (Washington Post)
*A 5.7 quake occurred 115 miles southwest of Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, with no reports of damage. (AP)
July 1, 1999
The Jan Mayen Island region experienced three moderate quakes of magnitudes 5.2, 5.0, and 5.1.
*A magnitude 5.6 quake damaged buildings in Siberia, with no injuries reported. (Washington Post)


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