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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. (AP)
September 24, 1999
Heavy rains and flooding are jeopardizing a major dam in Honduras, forcing the evacuation of 100,000 people. (CNN)
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. (AP)
September 22, 1999
Two more aftershocks, mag. 6.3 and 6.0, have hindered rescue efforts in Taiwan, leaving 3000 still buried. (CNN) (AP)
*Mayon Volcano in the Philippines erupted rock and ash for several minutes. People within four miles were advised to evacuate. (Volcano World)
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. (AP)
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. (AP)
September 12, 1999
The Lempa River has flooded in five of El Salvador's provinces, killing at least one and displacing hundreds. (AP)
*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. (AP)
*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. (AP)
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. (AP)


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