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June 6, 2001 to June 28, 2001
June 28, 2001
On June 26, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt 135 miles (215 km) NE of Yakataga, Alaska. (National Earthquake Information Center).
Aftershocks continue to disrupt the coast of Peru, such as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred 75 miles (120 km) WNW of Tacna, Peru on June 26. (National Earthquake Information Center).

June 25, 2001
On June 23, a 8.1 magnitude earthquake occurred near the coast of southern Peru, about 120 miles (190 km) west of Arequipa or about 375 miles (600 km) southeast of Lima. The earthquake, which was felt in neighboring Bolivia and Chile, has left at least 71 people dead and more than 1,000 injured. (National Earthquake Information Center).
On 19 June, a glow appeared at Mayon's summit dome and lava began to extend down the dome, accompanied by tremor. On 20 June, the lava was 500 m below the dome. Tiltmeters also reported accelerating ground deformation towards additional inflation or swelling of the volcano edifice. On 24 June, an eruption began and an ash plume 14 km a.s.l. developed. Multiple pyroclastic flows occurred on the SE flank with moderate to heavy ashfalls to the NE. (Volcano World).

June 22, 2001
On June 20, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake was felt 170 miles (270 km) NNE of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia . (National Earthquake Information Center).
On 13 June, Etna produced its fourth eruptive episode within a week. Lava flowed from a vent on the NNE flank of the Southeast Crater cone. Lava fountains rose 150-200 m above the vent. Strombolian bursts sent bombs up to 500 m above the crater rim. On 15 June, another eruption event occurred that was similar to the eruptions on 13 June. (Volcano World).

June 20, 2001
On June 19, a 5.7M magnitude earthquake was felt 70 miles (115 km) E of Calama, Chile. (National Earthquake Information Center).
On 8 June, the Lopevi volcano began erupting and produced an ash cloud that rose ~ 6 km a.s.l. More than 0.9 m of ash settled on the uninhabited island of Lopevi and several inches of ash fell on the island of Paama. Paama's water supply was contaminated and crops were severaly damaged by the ash and gas. The inhabitants of Paama suffered from respiratory problems as a result of breathing the ash and gas. (Volcano World).

June 14, 2001
On June 13, a 5.7M magnitude earthquake was felt 65 miles (100 km) NE of Hua-lien, Taiwan. (National Earthquake Information Center).
On June 13, a 5.3M magnitude earthquake was felt 65 miles (110 km) WSW of San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina. (National Earthquake Information Center).
On 2 June, the Tungurahua volcano sent an ash plume to ~7.9 km. Incandescent material was visible in the crater. On 31 May, an ash cloud rose ~7.9 km a.s.l., and incandescent blocks were also ejected. An acoustic wave was heard several km away from Tungurahua. Eruptions also occurred on 29 May and on 30 May. (Volcano World).

June 12, 2001
On June 10, a 5.6M magnitude earthquake was felt 145 miles (235 km) WNW of Gyzylarbat, Turkmenistan. (National Earthquake Information Center).
On June 10, a 5.3M magnitude earthquake was felt 60 miles (95 km) SW of Mitilini, Lesvos Island, Greece. (National Earthquake Information Center).

June 8, 2001
On June 6, a 4.7 magnitude earthquake was felt 65 miles (100 km) S of Kalamata, Greece. (National Earthquake Information Center).
On June 7, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was felt 25 miles (45 km) WSW of Eureka, California. (National Earthquake Information Center).

June 6, 2001
On June 5, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake was felt 30 miles (50 km) WSW of Lae, New Guinea, PNG . Several aftershocks were felt. (National Earthquake Information Center).
On 31 May, glowing tephra flowed onto the NE flank of the Popocatepetl volcano. The moderate explosive event was followed by five hours of harmonic tremor. On June 1, there were four small exhalations and an explosion of moderate intensity. Incandescent material flowed down the NE flank between 2-3 km from the crater. (Volcano World).
On 26 May, a new lava dome was discovered at Colima. The diameter was estimated to be 115 m at its base, 57 m at the top, and a height of 30 m. New and stronger fumarolic zones surrounding the dome were noted. (Volcano World).
Lava continued to flow from a small cone located in the SE crater of Etna volcano until 25 May. Mild Strombolian activity continued at the summit vent. Etna's volcanic activity had been regular since a strong eruptive episode started on 9 May. (Volcano World).


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