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Earth Happenings Archive
May 1, 2000 to May 24, 2000
May 24, 2000
Southern Greece was shaken up by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake this morning.
*The Jan Mayen Island region was hit by a magnitude 5.2 quake for the second time this week.
May 23, 2000
The Salta Province of Argentina was hit by a magnitude 5.0 quake.
*A large volcano outside Mexico City, Popocatepetl, erupted Monday, spitting ash more than a mile (2 kilometers) into the air, and forecasters said some ash could fall on eastern parts of the city (CNN).
May 22, 2000
Mindanao in the Philippines was struck by a magnitude 5.3 quake very early this morning.
*The area on the border between Peru and Ecuador was shaken up by a magnitude 5.4 quake.
May 21, 2000
The Jan Mayen Island Region was hit by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake today.
May 19, 2000
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).
May 15, 2000
Vancouver Island in Canada was hit by 4 earthquakes within a period of four hours. The first was of magnitude 4.1. The rest got consecutively stronger ringing in at magnitudes 4.6, 4.9, and the last and strongest as a magnitude 5.3 quake.
* The New Ireland Region of Papua New Guinea was hit by a magnitude 5.2 quake.
*There has been an increase in low-frequency events at the Shishaldin Volcano. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc (Volcano World).
May 14, 2000
The Bonin Islands near Japan were hit by a magnitude 5.0 quake.
*Sulawesi in Indonesia was shaken up by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake.
May 9, 2000
A small earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck the area southwest of Sumatera, Indonesia for the second day in a row. Today's quake was slightly weaker than yesterdays magnitude 5.7.
*Northern Chile was shaken by a magnitude 5.3 quake.
May 8, 2000
The Eastern New Guinea Region of Papua New Guinea was hit by a magnitude 5.0 quake.
*Leyte in the Phillippines was hit by two quakes in quick succession. The first of which was a magnitude 5.2, and the second was a slightly stronger magnitude 5.4.
*The Kodiak Island Region of Alaska was hit by a 5.2 quake this afternoon.
*The Kermadec Islands Region was hit by a magnitude 5.5 quake.
*The region southwest of Sumatera, Indonesia was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 5.7.
May 6, 2000
A powerful earthquake that struck eastern Indonesia this week killed 27 people and caused widespread damage, an army spokesman said Saturday (CNN).
May 4, 2000
A 6.5-magnitude quake hit at 11:21 a.m., setting off a tidal wave and causing damage along a wide stretch of eastern Sulawesi and the offshore islands (CNN).
May 2, 2000
An earthquake hit the mountainous border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan on Tuesday, officials said. No casualties or major damage were reported (CNN).
May 1, 2000
The India Region of the Andaman Islands was shaken by a shallow magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
*Tajikistan was hit by a magnitude 5.1 quake.
*The Irian Jaya Region of Indonesia was stuck by a magnitude 5.2 quake late this evening.


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