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June 1, 1998 to June 30, 1998
June 30, 1998
Floods, caused by heavy rains, have killed 31 people and caused $150 million in damages in Romania (CNN/Reuters).
*In northern and eastern China, another 22 people have been killed by floods and landslides (Washington Post/AP). In the past few weeks alone, over 200,000 people have been left homeless by floods in China.
June 29, 1998
Over 130 people are reported dead and 1,500 injured after Saturday's magnitude 6.2 quake in Turkey (CNN). Most of those who were killed lived in poorly constructed houses in the slums of Ceyhan.
*CNN published a summary of the weekend floods in the NE US. At least 17 people are now thought to have been killed by flooding and related storm activity.
*A magnitude 5.8 quake occurred west of Macquarie Island, located south of New Zealand.
June 28, 1998
Heavy rains caused flash flood and landslides in Nepal that killed 23 people (CNN/Reuters).
*The northeastern US was hit by a number of large storms, which caused flooding and at least 8 deaths (CNN/AP).
June 27, 1998
A magnitude 6.2 quake struck Ceyhan, Turkey Saturday afternoon. Considerable damage has been reported and over 100 people are thought to have been killed (CNN; Washington Post/AP).
June 25, 1998
Landslides and floods caused by heavy summer rains have killed over 160 people in southern China and left at least 20,000 more people homeless (Washington Post/AP).
June 24, 1998
A magnitude 5.9 quake occurred along the southern Mid Atlantic Ridge.
June 22, 1998
The eruption of Kilauea's Pu`u `O`o Crater continues. For images of maps of recent activity see the Hawaii Volcano Observatory.
June 20, 1998
A mag. 4.7 quake shook western Wyoming.
*The Kermadec Islands, located north of New Zealand, experienced a magnitude 5.8 quake.
*A number of people had to be evacuated from villages north of Mexico City after heavy rains caused flooding (Washington Post/AP).
June 18, 1998
A magnitude 6.0 quake shook Ascension Island.
June 17, 1998
Record storms caused flooding in the midwestern and eastern U.S. (Washington Post/AP; Yahoo/Reuters).
*A magnitude 5.5 quake occurred in the Banda Sea.
June 16, 1998
A magnitude 5.7 quake struck the Macquarie Islands region.
June 15, 1998
The Crater area of Mt. Etna in Italy was closed to tourists (Yahoo/AP) after a number of strongly explosive eruptions shook the summit (Volcano World; Boris Behncke's Etna News Page).
June 14, 1998
A mag. 5.6 quake occurred off the east coast of Japan. No Tsunami was reported.
June 13, 1998
Over 800 people have been killed this week along the western coast of India by severe wind and waves caused by a cyclone (CNN/Reuters).
*Eastern Papua New Guinea was shaken by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake.
June 10, 1998
KVERT reports that "satellite images of Bezymianny volcano have indicated a persistent and slowly growing hot spot". The alert status of the volcano has been raised to Yellow.
June 9, 1998
A swarm of earthquakes (maximum magnitude 5.1) shook the Mammoth Lakes area of eastern California Washington Post/AP; Long Valley Caldera Current Conditions Page).
June 7, 1998
Quakes today shook Central and South America; a magnitude 5.8 in Chiapas, Mexico and a 5.7 in northern Argentina.
June 4, 1998
The Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) reports that the level of seismic activity at Mt. St. Helens in Washington has been increasing over the past few months. Although the average number of monthly quakes has gone from about 60 t0 165, the earthquakes are still relatively small (less than mag. 2.2) and located below 2 km. (Also see the 1998 seismic map and cross section from the University of Washington.)
June 3, 1998
Heavy rains caused landslides in northeast India and central Columbia. At least 21 people were killed in India's slides (CNN/AP). In Columbia the slide covered a farm, killing over 60,000 chickens (Reuters).
June 1, 1998
A magnitude 6.1 quake occurred off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. No tsunami warning was issued.


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