|Earth Happenings Archive|
November 1, 1999 to November 30, 1999
- November 30, 1999
- Northern Chile experienced a magnitude 6.6 earthquake, with
no reports of injuries or damage.
- November 29, 1999
- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported from the southern Indian
*Ash from Pichincha volcano once again fell on Quito. (AP)
- November 28, 1999
- The Komandorsky Islands were repeatedly jolted by a series six
quakes ranging in magnitude from 4.4 to 5.5.
- November 27, 1999
- A mag. 6.0 quake shook central Peru, with no injuries or damage
*A mag. 5.7 quake occurred in the New Ireland Region of
Papua New Guinea.
- November 26, 1999
- Vanuatu was struck by a 7.1 quake, generating a tsunami that
left eight dead, hundreds injured, and thousands homeless. A mag.
6.0 aftershock followed 17 minutes later, then shocks of mag.
5.6 and 5.7. (Chicago
*A mag. 4.6 quake in northern Iran damaged 50 buildings,
but no casualties have been reported. (AP)
*Eruptions of ash from Pichincha volcano have led to the
closure of schools and the airport in Quito. (AP)
*The Komandorsky Islands experienced a magnitude 5.7 quake.
*Mudslides and flooding rivers closed several roads along
the northern Oregon coast, isolating one county. (AP)
- November 24, 1999
- The Nicaraguan government has evacuated 500 people from the
area around San Cristobal due to the release of volcanic gases.
- November 23, 1999
- The Carlsberg Ridge experienced a quake of mag. 5.6, followed
by a mag. 4.8 quake 38 minutes later.
- November 22, 1999
- San Cristobal volcano erupted gas and ash 10,000 feet skyward,
depositing a film of ash on four nearby villages. (AP)
- November 21, 1999
- A magnitude 6.1 quake took place near the Chile-Bolivia border,
with no reports of injuries or damage.
- November 19, 1999
- A magnitude 5.8 quake in northwestern Iran killed one person,
destroyed a house, and damaged two other buildings. (AP)
*The New Britain region of Papua New Guinea was shaken
by two quakes of mag. 5.9 and 7.0.
- November 18, 1999
- Guagua Pichincha Volcano erupted a plume of ash skyward 16,400
feet, coating the city of Quito. (Volcano
*The northern Molucca Sea experienced a magnitude 5.9 earthquake.
- November 17, 1999
- The New Britain region of Papua New Guinea was shaken by a mag.
*A mag. 6.1 quake followed 8 hours later in the New Britain
- November 16, 1999
- The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador released a warning that
both Pichincha and Tungurahua volcanoes could erupt violently.
- November 15, 1999
- A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in the southern Indian Ocean.
*A mag. 5.8 quake took place off the east coast of Honshu.
- November 13, 1999
- Rainstorms in France and Sardinia have triggered floods and
mudslides that have killed at least 16 people. (AP)
*Western Turkey experienced a mag. 5.1 aftershock.
- November 12, 1999
- Western Turkey has been hit by a mag. 7.2 earthquake, leaving
at least 320 dead, hundreds injured, and several buildings in
*Six large aftershocks have followed in western Turkey,
ranging from mag. 4.7 to 5.5.
- November 11, 1999
- A magnitude 5.6 aftershock in western Turkey killed one and
injured at least 157 others. (AP)
*Northern Sumatra experienced a magnitude 6.2 quake. (
*A mag. 5.7 quake occurred in the northern Kuril Islands.
- November 10, 1999
- Tungurahua volcano is producing a series of increasingly powerful
ash explosions. Mudflows have destroyed roads and ash has covered
50,000 hectares of cropland. (Volcano
*Guagua Pichincha volcano continues its high level of seismic
activity. One magmatic eruption coated Quito with ash. (Volcano
- November 9, 1999
- Eastern Romania was hit by a mag. 4.8 quake felt in Bucharest,
but no injuries or damage have been reported. (AP)
- November 8, 1999
- An avalanche, possibly triggered by volcanic activity, buried
between 25 and 30 houses, leaving 46 people missing in Peru. (AP)
*A magnitude 6.5 quake in northeastern Columbia destroyed
several houses and was felt throughout the country. (Reuters)
*A mag. 6.5 quake near the Afghanistan-Tajikstan border
caused local panic, but no injuries or damage have been reported.
*The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border region experienced
a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.
- November 7, 1999
- Flooding and landslides in Vietnam have killed at least 456
people; hundreds of thousands have been displaced. (AP)
*Two quakes of mag. 5.0 and 4.3 in western Turkey left
one person dead and six others hospitalized for shock. (AP)
- November 4, 1999
- Tungurahua Volcano has produced an ash plume reaching 10.7 km
- November 3, 1999
- Tear gas was used to prevent hundreds of people from returning
to the restricted zone around Tungurahua Volcano. (AP)
*The southeast Indian Ridge produced a mag. 5.6 earthquake.
- November 2, 1999
- Northwestern Greece was shaken by a magnitude 4.5 quake which
did no damage. (AP)
- November 1, 1999
- A mag. 4.9 quake in the Fars province of Iran left at least
28 injured, damaged several buildings, and knocked out power in
*Taiwan was jolted by a mag. 6.1 quake, with no reports
of damage or injuries (AP).
The lack of damage is believed to be due to the quake's location.