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Earth Happenings Archive
October 2, 2000 to October 31, 2000
Oct. 31, 2000
Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano erupted with a vigorous explosion on Sunday evening, sending a huge cloud of ash and smoke two miles into the sky. The arcing plume blanketed the area 15 miles away with ash and forced authorities to put the region on "yellow alert." ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 30, 2000
Officials in the archipelagic islands of Comoros, located off the northeastern coast of Madagascar, issued a volcano warning during the weekend that Khartala Volcano could erupt within the next several weeks. ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 25, 2000
A magnitude 6.5 temblor struck the western end of Indonesia's Java island Wednesday, sending residents of the capital Jakarta fleeing from office buildings. ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 23, 2000
Both the northern and southern Philippines were jolted by earthquakes on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from either tremor. ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 19, 2000
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Tuesday at 3:01 p.m. local time, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 17, 2000
At least 20 people have died in the ongoing floods and mudslides that have ravaged Alpine communities near the Swiss-Italian border since last weekend. ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 16, 2000
A rapidly melting glacier on the slopes of an inactive volcano in Ecuador broke loose early Friday morning, causing a mountainside lagoon to burst its banks and triggering a mudslide that killed at least 10 people. ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 12, 2000
Japan was shaken by four moderate tremors on Wednesday and early Thursday, including a magnitude 4.1 tremor that rocked tall buildings in Tokyo. ( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 10, 2000
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit northern Ecuador at 3:12 p.m. local time last Sunday, leveling a church, blocking some roads and cracking walls of homes in the city of Otavalo.
( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 9, 2000
A massive magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Friday, injuring at least 130 people and damaging structures in Tottori Prefecture, 313 miles southwest of Tokyo.
( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 9, 2000
Southern Japan's Sakurajima Volcano exploded on Saturday with a column of ash that soared 3 miles into the sky.
( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 5, 2000
Scientists from University College London issued warnings that the flank of a volcanic island in the eastern Atlantic is at risk of collapsing and generating a wave up to 160 feet high that could swamp the coastlines of the Caribbean and eastern Florida.
( Discovery Earth Alert).
Oct. 2, 2000
Five earthquakes jolted the island of Taiwan during the weekend, but there were no reports of injuries or damage from any of the tremors. ( Discovery Earth Alert).


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