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Earth Happenings Archive
September 1, 1998 to September 30, 1998
September 30, 1998
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred in the Vanuatu Islands.
September 28, 1998
A magnitude 6.3 quake struck the Indonesian island of Java, killing one person and damaging a number of homes.
*The Talaud Islands were shaken by a magnitude 5.9 quake.
September 26, 1998
Eastern China was shaken by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.
September 25, 1998
A shallow quake, with a magnitude of 5.2, shook Ohio. No damage was reported.
September 23, 1998
Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico erupted ash and steam for six minutes this morning (Cenepred).
September 21, 1998
Indonesia's Minahassa Peninsula was shaken by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake.
September 19, 1998
Pacaya volcano in Guatemala began to erupt ash, after a lull of several months (S.V.E. Volcanic News).
September 17, 1998
After a twenty year lull in volcanic activity in the region, Cerro Azul Volcano on the Galapagos island of Santa Isabella began to erupt (Discovery Channel Online; Volcano World)).
September 16, 1998
A magnitude 5.5 quake occurred in the Solomon Islands.
September 15, 1998
Eastern Honshu Island was shaken by a magnitude 5.4 quake.
*A shallow, magnitude 6.4 quake occurred in the New Britain Region of Papua New Guinea.
September 14, 1998
Alaska's Andreanof Islands where struck by a magnitude 5.9 quake.
September 10, 1998
A magnitude 5.9 quake occurred in the Mariana Islands.
September 9, 1998
A shallow (mag. 5.3) earthquake shook southern Italy today. Two people were killed by the tremors.
September 8, 1998
An explosive eruption occurred at Stromboli last night, shattering windows in the nearby town of San Bartolo, Italy (Volcano World).
September 7, 1998
A magnitude 5.7 quake occurred along the west Chile Rise in the Pacific Ocean.
September 5, 1998
The Solomon Islands experienced a mag. 5.7 quake today.
September 4, 1998
India's worst floods in decades have killed at least 1,500 people this summer (Washington Post/AP).
September 3, 1998
A magnitue 6.0 quake, which occurred in the vicinity of Iwate Volcano, shook Japan. Ten people were injured. Iwate, which has not had a major eruption sice the 1700's, has recently experienced increased seismic activity (CNN/Reuters).
*Other large quakes today shook the coast of central Chile (mag. 6.5; CNN/Reuters)and Nepal (mag. 5.8; Washington Post/AP). No damage was reported in either region.
September 2, 1998
The alert level at White Island Volcano in New Zealand has been raised to Level 2 after steam and gas plumes from a new crater were reported (Global Volcanism Nework). The steam eruptions reporteded started on August 21st.
*A magnitude 6.7 quake occurred off the coast of the Philippine Islands. A tsumani warning was issued but there have been no reports of injury or damage (Washington Post/AP).
*Flooding continues to wreak havoc in Eastern India and Bangladesh where over 550 people have been killed by floods this summer and an estimated $880 million in damages has occurred (Discovery Online)


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