|Earth Happenings Archive|
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.
- July 29, 1999
- Colima Volcano exploded, producing pyroclastic flows and rockfalls. Ash was reported in nearby towns.
- *Taal Volcano has erupted a series of geysers. Officials are planning to warn local residents if matters worsen.
- 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.
- July 26, 1999
- Rains flooded parts of northern Iran, leaving 34 dead and over 200 injured.
- *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.
- July 21, 1999
- Pyroclastic flows from Montserrat have built a new delta at the mouth of the White River.
- *Kilauea continues to pour lava into the Pacific.
- *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.
- *Ten villages flooded in northern Bangladesh, stranding at least 20,000 people. Nineteen people have been killed by floods so far.
- July 19, 1999
- Piton de la Fournaise erupted at 7:00 p.m. local time, with no reports of injuries or damage.
- *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.
- 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.
- *Floods have also killed two people in Southern California.
- 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.
- *Mayon volcano in the Philippines increased its steam emissions and showed signs of rising magma.
- July 9, 1999
- Thunderstorms killed two people in Las Vegas, Nevada, flooding the city and sweeping away hundreds of automobiles.
- *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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- *A 5.7 quake occurred 115 miles southwest of Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, with no reports of damage.
- 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.