|Earth Happenings Archive|
November 1, 1997 to November 30, 1997
- November 28, 1997
- A remote region of Peru was struck by a deep magnitude 6.3 quake (Reuters). No damage or casualties were reported.
- November 25, 1997
- A mag. 6.8 quake shook the Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia. No damage was reported (Reuters).
- *Moderate volcanic activity, which began yesterday, continues at Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico (CENAPRED daily report).
- November 24, 1997
- A swarm of over 900 earthquakes shook the Mammoth Lakes region in California over the weekend (Reuters and Long Valley Caldera Current Conditions detailed report).
- *A man was killed by toxic gas emitted by Mt. Aso in southern Japan (Reuters).
- November 23, 1997
- Heavy rains in eastern Uganda caused landslides and flooding. At least 20 people were killed when their homes were washed away by landslides (CNN/Reuters). Flooding continues in East Africa where over 120,000 people have been left homeless by the heavy rains (CNN/Reuters).
- *A magnitude 5.8 quake occurred in central Japan. No injuries or damages were reported.
- November 21, 1997
- A building collapsed and killed three people when a magnitude 6.0 quake struck Bangladesh (CNN/Reuters).
- *Flooding and mudslides, related to El Nino, killed 27 people in Equador (CNN/AP).
- November 18, 1997
- Tens of thousands of people flee their homes as flooding continues in Somalia (CNN/Reuters; CNN Quicktime Movie).
- *Earthquakes shake southern Greece (mag. 6.4; Reuters) and the Kermadec Islands region (mag. 5.8). No damage has been reported.
- November 16, 1997
- Southern Sumatra, Indonesia experienced a mag. 5.6 earthquake.
- November 15, 1997
- A series of quakes struck eastern Hokkaido, Japan. The largest quake had a mag.of 6.0. (CNN/Reuters). No damage was reported.
- *A moderate quake (mag. 5.3) occurred near Bishop California; (CNN/Reuters).
- *Another large quake occurred today in the Vanuatu Islands (mag. 6.6).
- *Eye witness reports indicate that Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala is in eruption (Global Volcanism Program Report).
- November 13, 1997
- Severe floods continue in Solamia where over 400 people have been killed and another 150,000 remain homeless (CNN).
- *A magnitude 5.7 quake occurred in the Soloman Islands.
- November 10, 1997
- Quakes today strike El Salvador (mag. 5.7), north of Ascension Island (mag. 5.6), and south of Honshu, Japan (mag. 5.7). No injuries or damage have been reported.
- November 8, 1997
- A magnitude 7.9 quake struck Tibet. The region is very remote and there have been no reported casualties (CNN/Reuters). This was the largest earthquake ever recorded in that region and ties April's Vanuatu Islands earthquake for the largest quake of the year.
- *Over 300,000 people remain homeless after floods continue in Somalia ().
- November 6, 1997
- Flash floods sweep through Portugal & western Spain killing at least 24 people (Washington Post/AP).
- *Southeast Canada and the northeast US were shaken by a magnitude 5.2 quake centered near Quebec City. Minor bamage was reported (Washington Post/AP).
- November 5, 1997
- A magnitude 5.6 quake occurred in central Greece.
- November 4, 1997
- Typhoon Linda devastates the coast of Vietnam where over a hundred people have been reported dead (CNN).
- *Floods in East Africa are reported as the worst in 40 years and are predicted to get worse over the next ten days (CNN/Reuters).
- November 3, 1997
- A magnitude 6.2 quake shook Chile in the viciity of last month's mag. 6.8 quake. Only minor damage was reported (Reuters).
- November 2, 1997
- A moderate quake (mag. 5.3) struck western Nevada (Washington Post/AP)).
- *Heavy rains caused severe floods in Ethiopia (CNN/AP) and Somalia (CNN/AP). Over 57 people have been killed in Ethiopia and another 4,000 have been displaced.