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June 1, 1999 to June 30, 1999
June 30, 1999
The Philippines were shook by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake.
June 29, 1999
Heavy rains and flash floods swept southwestern Japan killing at least seven people. (Washington Post)
*A quake of magnitude 5.9 struck eastern New Guinea.
*Downtown Los Angeles experienced a small (3.8) earthquake. No injuries or damage reported. (Washington Post)
June 26, 1999
Monsoon rains flooded Chittagong and nearby villages in Bangladesh, killing a man and a 5-year-old girl. (AP)
June 24, 1999
Floods killed 15 people in Romania, destroying hundreds of homes, and forced thousands to evacuate in Hungary. (Discovery)
*An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred off of the Mariana Islands.
June 22, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 was reported off the coast of Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
June 21, 1999
The Mayon Volcano (Philippines) sent smoke about four miles into the air. Government officials have urged people living within a radius of four miles around the summit to evacuate. No earthquakes or lava flows have been reported. (CNN)
*A magnitude 5.7 quake struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.
*Guerrero, Mexico also experienced a 5.7 earthquake.
June 15, 1999
Mindanao, Phillipines was shaken by a magnitude 6.2 quake today. So far there are no reports of damage or injuries.
June 16, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 shook the Tonga Islands today.
*An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred today in the Fiji Islands.
June 15, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook central Mexico today. Nineteen people were killed, more than 100 injured and 16,000 suffered damages to their homes. (Yahoo! News). The earthquake was strong enough to be felt in eight of Mexico's 31 states. Two of the deaths were due to heart attacks in panicked resisdents of Mexico City. (CNN)
*At Popocateptl Volcano in Mexico, there was a mild ash eruption today. Estimates say the ash cloud rose to between 5.5 and 7 km, although no one. (NOAA reports)
June 14, 1999
Floods in Brazil left over 1 million people isolated and 20,000 people were forced to leave their homes as the Amazon River overtopped its banks this weekend. (Earth Alert)
* Strombolian activity and small explosions continue at Karymysky Volcano on the Kamchatka Penninsula. Activity has been continuing at approximately the same level here for nearly three years so far. (KVERT updates)
June 11, 1999
An earthquake in Greece of magnitude 5.6 sent people into the streets, but caused no injuries or damage. (CNN)
June 9, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 shook the Tonga Islands today.
*An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred today in the South Atlantic Ocean.
June 8, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred in the Windward Is. today.
* An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 collapsed buildings and injured at least 5 people in Manila today. (Yahoo! News)
*At Volcan de Fuego de Colima, there were eight explosive degassing events today. (Observatorio Volcanologico de la Universidad de Colima (in Spanish))
June 7, 1999
Nine explosive degassing events took place today at the dome at Colima.
June 6, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred today just off the coast of Guatemala.
*The eruptive activity at Vulcan de Fuego de Colima continues, with 5 explosive eruptions in the last 24 hours. (Observatorio Vulcanologico de la Universidad de Colima, in Spanish)
*Phreatic eruptions occurred yesterday and today at Guagua Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador. (Smithsonian GVN Preliminary Notices)
June 5, 1999
A new ash plume at Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat rose 12,000 ft. (3.5 km) above sea level and extended more that 50 km to the WNW of the island. (NOAA (National Weather Service) Also at Soufriere Hills today, a large pyroclastic flow came down the Tar River valley (Smithsonian GVN Preliminary Notices)
*Mount Cameroon appears to have resumed eruption after 6 weeks of quiet. (Isaha'a Boh)
*Phreatic eruptions at Nicaragua's Telica Volcano were strong enough to register on nearby seismometers. There was minor ash fall in Chichigalpa, 15 km WSW of the volcano. (La Prensa, Nicaragua (in Spanish)) (Smithsonian GVN Preliminary Notices)
June 4, 1999
Azerbaijan was severely shaken by a magnitude 7 earthquake today. Eighteen people were injured and many buildings damaged. (Yahoo! News)
*Vulcan de Fuego de Colima remains quite active. Although seismicity is low, there have been 7 small explosive eruptions in the last 24 hours.
June 3, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 shook the Taiwan Region today. There were no reports of injuries or damage. (Yahoo! News)
June 2, 1999
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred today on the Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi.
June 1, 1999
Mayon Volcano in the Phillipines is becoming restless. The crater is glowing and sulpher dioxide levels are increasing. Resisdents near the volcano have chosen to ignore warnings from PHIVOLCS and instead to rely on traditional warning signs. (The Phillipine Daily Inquirer)
*An earthquake of very moderate magnitude -- 5.1 -- destroyed homes and left many without water or electrical power in Columbia today (Yahoo! News)


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