|Earth Happenings Archive|
September 1, 1999 to September 30, 1999
- September 28, 1999
- Guagua Pichincha Volcano shows signs of erupting in the next few days. Residents of Quito have been alerted.
(Volcano World) (CNN)
- *The Komandorsky Islands were jolted by a series of ten quakes, running from magnitude 3.9 to 6.1.
- September 26, 1999
- A mag. 6.5 aftershock in Taiwan killed three and injured at least 58. Limited martial law is to be enacted.
- September 24, 1999
- Heavy rains and flooding are jeopardizing a major dam in Honduras, forcing the evacuation of 100,000 people.
- September 23, 1999
- Over 5700 people who had fled from ten villages near Mayon Volcano returned home today, as no further eruptive activity was observed.
- September 22, 1999
- Two more aftershocks, mag. 6.3 and 6.0, have hindered rescue efforts in Taiwan, leaving 3000 still buried.
- *Mayon Volcano in the Philippines erupted rock and ash for several minutes. People within four miles were advised to evacuate.
- September 21, 1999
- Taiwan has been hit by three more large aftershocks, magnitudes 4.8, 5.1, and 5.3.
- September 20, 1999
- A magnitude 7.6 quake struck Taiwan, leaving at least 1700 dead, thousands wounded, and perhaps 100,000 homeless.
Full coverage: (Reuters)
- *Taiwan has experienced nine major aftershocks, from magnitude 5.1 to 6.1.
- September 18, 1999
- The Kamchatka peninsula was shaken by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurring near its eastern coast.
- September 17, 1999
- A quake of magnitude 5.6 took place near the Vanuatu Islands.
- September 15, 1999
- A magnitude 6.4 quake occurred 500 miles south of La Paz, Bolivia, with its focus at least 125 miles deep. No damage has been reported or is expected.
- September 14, 1999
- The South Sandwich Islands experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake, with no reports of damage or injuries.
- September 13, 1999
- Six people are dead and over 320 injured following a magnitude 5.8 aftershock in Turkey.
- September 12, 1999
- The Lempa River has flooded in five of El Salvador's provinces, killing at least one and displacing hundreds.
- *A magnitude 5.6 quake struck near the Bonin Islands.
- September 10, 1999
- A landslide near Pusan, South Korea, buried several cars, killing at least one person. Other occupants are also feared dead.
- *A magnitude 5.6 quake occurred to the southeast of Taiwan.
- September 9, 1999
- The Kuril Islands were hit by two earthquakes today, the first of magnitude 4.8 and the second 5.5.
- September 7, 1999
- A series of four earthquakes, the largest a mag. 5.8, have killed at least 60 and wounded 1500 in Greece.
(CBC) (Reuters full coverage)
- September 5, 1999
- Mt. Etna produced a small amount of lava and dusted nearby cities with ash. No major eruption is expected.
- September 2, 1999
- A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the central Aleutians near Andreanof Island.
- September 1, 1999
- A landslide on the slopes of Mt. Elgon killed at least 15 people in eastern Uganda.