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2003

March 4, 2003 to March 31, 2003
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in California, China, Mexico, Alaska, and Pakistan. Karymsky, Barren Island, Karangetang, and Lokon-Empung volcanoes were active.

February 3, 2003 to February 21, 2003
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Mexico, Turkey, Iran, Philippines, and Alaska. Nyiragongo, Tokachi, and Lokon-Empung volcanoes were active.

2002

December 6, 2002 to December 20, 2002
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Myanmar, Indonesia, and Greece. San Cristobal, Etna, Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia, and Canlaon volcanoes were active.

November 1, 2002 to November 26, 2002
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Italy, Alaska, and Russia. Bezymianny, Piton de la Fournaise, Papandayan, Tongkoko, Tavurvur, Gorely, Etna, and El Reventador volcanoes were active.

October 8, 2002 to October 21, 2002
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Brazil and Argentina. Lewotobi, Mauna Loa, and Mount Ruang volcanoes were active.

September 10, 2002 to September 18, 2002
Mexico felt a 4.3 magnitude earthquake, low-frequency tremors occured at Veniaminof, and hurricane warnings were issued.

May 7, 2002 to May 17, 2002
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in New Zealand, Indonesia, California, Taiwan, and Oregon. Colima, Dieng, Kilauea, and Mauna Loa volcanoes were active.

April 1, 2002 to April 30, 2002
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Chile, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Iran, and Canada. Lokon-Empung and Etna volcanoes were active.

March 4, 2002 to March 31, 2002
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Taiwan, Chile, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, and Alaska. Colima, Chikurachki, Santa Maria, Parker, San Cristobal, Semeru, Mindanao, Cerro Negro, Nyamuragira, and Shiveluch volcanoes were active.

February 3, 2002 to February 25, 2002
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Turkey, Mexico, Iran, and Argentina. Nyiragongo, Stromboli, Yasur, Chikurachki, and Canlaon volcanoes were active.

2001

December 4, 2001 to December 27, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 4.0 were felt in Japan, Turkey, and California. Bezymianny and Kick-'em'Jenny volcanoes were active.

November 1, 2001 to November 28, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in California, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Panama, Tibet,and Mexico. Avachinsky, Popcatepetl, Shiveluch, Mount St. Helens, San Cristobal, and Guagua Pinchincha volcanoes were active.

October 1, 2001 to October 25, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 4.0 were felt in Alaska, Mexico, Russia, New Zealand, the Brisith Virgin Islands, Indonesia, and Chile. Avachinsky and Iwo Jima volcanoes were active.

September 5, 2001 to September 27, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Greece, the Figi Islands, India, Antigua, Columbia, Indonesia, Vancouver Is., the Banda Sea, Hawaii, Japan, and British Columbia. Kilauea, Pinatubo, Montserrat, Sheveluch, and Iwo Jima volcanoes were active.

August 2, 2001 to August 10, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Alaska, Peru, Russia, South Africa, and Greece. Bezymianny volcanoe was active.

July 5, 2001 to July 31, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Papua New Guinea, Greece, Chile, Vanuatu, Italy, Puerto Rico, China, Turkey, and Peru. Sheveluch, Tungurahua, Mayon, and Karangetang volcanoes were active.

June 6, 2001 to June 28, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Peru, Indonesia, Chile, Taiwan, Argentina, Turkmenistan, Greece, and Papua New Guinea. Etna, Colima, Popocatepetl, Tungurahua, Lopevi, and Mayon volcanoes were active.

March 3, 2001 to March 22, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were felt in Indonesia, Alaska, Chile, The Philippines, New Zealand, Dera Ismail Khan, Mexico, Tibet, and India. Merapi, Tungurahua, Miyakejima, Cleveland, Kliuchevskio, Nyamuragira, Colima, and Pacaya volcanoes were active.

February 1, 2001 to February 28, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced in the Pacific Northwest, Chile, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Peru, Alaska, California, and New Guinea. Tungurahua, Popocatepetl, Cleveland, Merapi, Nyamuragira, Rotorua, and Merapi volcanoes were active.

January 4, 2001 to January 31, 2001
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced in the Republic of Congo, India, the South Sandwich Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, El Salvador, Alaska, Japan, Solomon Islands, Greenland, Guatemala, the Philippines, Uzbekistan, Chile, Peru, Tonga Islands, Vanuatu. Popocatepetl, Mayon, Karangetang, Soufriere Hills (Montserrat), were active.

2000

December 4, 2000 to December 28, 2000
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced in Turkey and Alaska. Popocatepetl, Fuego Volcano (Guatemala), and Mt. Bromo were active.

November 2, 2000 to November 28, 2000
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced in Azerbaijan, Papua New Guinea, and Turkey. Popocatepetl, Komagatake, and Villarrica volcanoes were active.

October 2, 2000 to October 31, 2000
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced in Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico, Japan, Ecuador, and Taiwan. Popocatepetl, Khartala, and Sakurajima volcanoes were active.

September 10, 2000 to September 28, 2000
Earthquakes were experienced in Turkey, Indonesia, Columbia, and China. Popocatepetl, Soufriere Hills, and Tavurvur volcanoes were active.

May 1, 2000 to May 24, 2000
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced in Argentina, the Philippines, the Jan Mayen Islands, Greece, Vancouver Island, Papua New Guinea, the Bonin Islands, Indonesia, Chile, Alaska, the Andaman Islands, and Tajikistan. Popocatepetl, Montserrat, and Shishaldin volcanoes were active.

February 1, 2000 to February 19, 2000
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced on the Andreanof Islands, the Philippine Islands, the Solomon Islands, Lianoling and Yunnan, China, the Marianna Islands, the Santa Cruz Islands, Afghanistan and Peru. Quakes that were greater than mag. 6.0 were felt in the Santa Cruz Islands, Alaska, Chile, the Fiji Islands, Zambales, and the Tonga Islands. Mt. Mayon, Pacaya and Nyamuragira were active. Floods and landslides were experienced in southeastern Brazil, Venezuela, Malaysia and the Philippines.

January 1, 2000 to January 31, 2000
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced on the Andreanof Islands, the Philippine Islands, the Solomon Islands, Lianoling and Yunnan, China, the Marianna Islands, the Santa Cruz Islands, Afghanistan and Peru. Quakes that were greater than mag. 6.0 were felt in the Santa Cruz Islands, Alaska, Chile, the Fiji Islands, Zambales, and the Tonga Islands. Mt. Mayon, Pacaya and Nyamuragira were active. Floods and landslides were experienced in southeastern Brazil, Venezuela, Malaysia and the Philippines.

1999

December 1, 1999 to December 30, 1999
Earthquakes greater than mag. 6.0 were experienced on Kodiak Island, the Tonga Islands, the Soloman Islands, in the New Britain Region of Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, and the Mariana Islands. Guagua Pichincha and the Soufriere Hills Volcano were active. A flood in Vietnam left 1 million homeless. Venezuala experienced flooding and mudslides. Landslides occured in western Sumatra.

November 1, 1999 to November 30, 1999
Earthquakes greater than mag. 6.0 were experienced in Taiwan, Columbia, near the Afghanistan-Tajikstan border, Western Turkey, the southern Indian Ocean, in the New Britain Region of Papua New Guinea, near the Chile-Bolivia border, Vanuatu, and Peru. Tungurahua and Guagua Pichincha continued erupting. France and Sardina experienced flooding due to rain storms and floods and landslides occured in Vietnam.

October 1, 1999 to October 30, 1999
Earthquakes greater than mag. 5.0 were experienced in Northern Japan, the Kamchatka peninsula, Andreanof Island, Cairo, the Alaska peninsula, Sothern California, Taiwan, the Soloman Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Kuril Islands, and the Kermodec Islands. Tungurahua, Guagua Pichincha, Mt. Etna, Villarrica and Colima all erupted. The Grijalva River in Mexico flooded and a mudslide in Mexico buried and entire village....

September 1, 1999 to September 30, 1999
Tawain rattled by a mag. 7.8 quake (and numerous large aftershocks; Greece, Bolivia, Turkey, the Komandorsky Island, and the Kamchatka Peninsula also shaken by large (mag. >6.0) quakes; Flooding strikes El Salvador; Landslides plague Uganda and South Korea; Mt. Etna, Mayon Volcano and Guagua Pichincha erupt.....

August 1, 1999 to August 31, 1999
Over 10,000 killed in 7.8 quake in Turkey, while other large earthquakes (mag. > 6.0) strike Sumatra, Southern Chile, Papua New Guinea, Equador, the Kermadec Islands and the Vanuatu Islands; Cerro Negro, Telica, Popocateptl, Souffriere Hills and Pichincha volcanoes erupt; Floods wash through Bangladesh and Iran, while mudslides wreak havoc in Manila and West Java.....

July 1, 1999 to July 31, 1999
Pyroclastic flows sweep down Souffriere Hills Volcano, while eruptions occur at Mayon, Colima, Kiluaea, and Taal; Floods strike China, Nevada, Southern California, and Hungary; Western China experiences mudslides; Large earthquakes (mag. >6.0) rattle Bonin Islands, Solomon Islands, Guatamala and Papua New Guinea; Meteorites break up over New Zealand.....

June 1, 1999 to June 30, 1999
Deadly floods occur in Brazil, Romania, Bangladesh and Japan; Large earthquakes (mag. > 6.0) shake Azerbaijan, Guatemala, central Mexico, and the Phillipines; Volcanic activity continues at Volcan de Fuego, Telica Volcano, Mt. Cameroon, Souffriere Hills Volcano, and Popocateptl, while eruptions are reported ar Mayon, Guagua Pichincha, and Karymysky volcanoes.....

May 1, 1999 to May 31, 1999
Souffriere Hills Volcano reawakens, while eruptions occur at Colima, Shishaldin, Klyucheuskaya, Popocateptl, Vulcan de Fuego, and Telica volcanoes; Hawaii and Peru erperience deadly landslides; Large quakes (mag. > 6.0) are felt in Southern Iran, Kodiak Island, Kuril Islands, Papua New Guinea, Hokkaido, Eastern California, Irian Jaya, and North Island New Zealand.....

April 1, 1999 to April 30, 1999
Mudslides devistate Columbia; Mt. Cameroon and Popocateptl continue to erupt while Shishaldin awakens and Hawaii shakes; Large earthquakes (mag. > 6.0) shake Per, Kermedec Islands, Papua New Guinea (7.4), and the Russian-China border region (7.2);Floods sweep through Papua New Guinea, and toxic gases build up in Lakes Nyos and Momoun.....

March 1, 1999 to March 31, 1999
Large earthquakes (mag. >6.0) rattle Chile, Celebes Sea, Java, India, Kamchatka Peninsula, Fiji Islands, and Aluetian Islands; Floods sweep through Brazil and Mozambique; Indonesian volcanos are active, Popocateptl roars, and Mt. Cameroon eruptions begin.....

February 1, 1999 to February 28, 1999
Taal and Shishaldin volcanoes awaken, while eruptions occur at Bezymyan and Colima volcanos; Mudslides devistate parts of Columbia and Peru; Large earthquakes (>6.0) shake Afganistan, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Loyalty Islands, Tonga Islands, and Santa Cruz Islands.....

January 1, 1999 to January 31, 1999
Columbia is devistated by mag. 6.0 quake, while other large earthquakes (>6.0) shake the Gulf of Alaska, New Ireland, and the Fox Islands; Eruptions continue at Montserrat and Etna volcanoes.....

1998

December 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998
Flooding sweeps through Isreal and Java; Mudslides wreck havoc in the Pacific northwest; Large quakes (>6.0) strike Indonesia, Fiji Islands and the North Molucca Sea; Eruptions continue at Popocatepetl, while new activity heats up Grimsvotn and White Island volcanoes.....

November 1, 1998 to November 30, 1998
Hurricane Mitch causes flooding and mudslides in Central America, while slides also cause damage in St. Kitts; Large earthquakes (>6.0) shake the Banda Sea, Soloman Islands, and the Southern Molucca Sea; White Island and Montserrat volcanoes continue to erupt, Meakandake volcano in Japan awakens, while Central America sees the eruption of Casitas, Cerro Negro, Popocatepetl, and Colima volcanos.....

October 1, 1998 to October 31, 1998
Eruptions reported from Mt. Etna, Guagua Pichincha, Manam, Mt. Merapi, Komagatake, and Nyamuragira; Cyclone Babs causes flooding in the Philippines and Taiwan, Mitch hits land in Honduras, and further flooding sweeps through Nigeria, Bali, and Texas; Large quake (>6.0) strike southern Peru, Indonesia, and the Northern Molucca Sea.....

September 1, 1998 to September 30, 1998
India swept by worst floods in decades; Popocatepetl, Pacaya, Cerro Azul, Stromboli, and White Island eruptions; Large (mag. > 6.0) quakes shake Java, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Chile, and the Philippines.....

August 1, 1998 to August 31, 1998
Mudslides and flodding abound in South Korea, China, Iran, India, Nepal, and along the Italian/Austrian boarder; Large (mag. > 6.0) earthquakes rattle Equador (7.1), the Nicobar Islands, the Bonin Islands, the Rat Islands, Nicaragua, southern China, Indonesia, the Mariana Islands, and the Queen Charlotte islands; Popocatepetl erupts again and black smoke is reported at Chiginagak Volcano.....

June 1, 1998 to June 30, 1998
Mt. Etna, Kilauea, Pacaya volcanoes continue to erupt, while Mt. St. Helens experiences increased seismicity; Large (mag. > 6.0) quakes hit Kamchatka, Ascension Island, and Turkey; Floods and landslides spread havoc in India, Mexico, Romania, Columbia, northern US, Nepal, and China.....

May 1, 1998 to May 31, 1998
Naples is swept by devastating mudflows, while Iran, Russia, China and Turkey experience flooding and landslides; Eruptions occur at Arenal, Sakura-Jima, Popocatepetl, Pacaya, and Arjuno-Welirang volcanoes; Lake Becharof in the Aleutian Islands is shaken by a seismic swarm; Large (mag. >6.0) quakes shake Taiwan, Honshu, Bolivia, and Philippine Islands, and a magnitude 6.9 kills thousands again in Afghanistan.....

April 1, 1998 to April 30, 1998
Avalanche kills in northern India; Large (mag. > 6.0) quakes occurred in Chile, Indonesia, Brazil, Kermadec Islands, and Fiji; Mount Peut Sagoe volcano in Indonesia erupts for the first time in over 75 years, while Popocatepetl, Piton de la Fournaise, and Sakura-Jima continue to rumble; Flash floods sweep Afganistan and Tanzania.....

March 1, 1998 to March 31, 1998
Heavy rains bring floods to Pakistan, Tanzania, Cuda, Quebec and the SE United States; Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island reawakened and eruptions continued at Popocatepetl, Pacaya, and Sakura-Jima; Big quakes struck Iran, Japan, Caroline Islands, Afganistan, and the Greenland Sea .....

February 1, 1998 to February 28, 1998
Over 4,000 were killed by 2 quakes in Afganistan, while other large (>6.0) quakes shook Mexicon, Peru, Chile, the Banda Sea, the Soloman Islands and the Mid Atlantic Ridge; El NiÒo brought floods and landslides to California and mudslides to Bolivia and Peru; Rincon de la Vieja volcano erupted, while Sakura-Jima and Popocatepetl continued to rumble.....

January 1, 1998 to January 31, 1998
Axial Seamount erupts, while eruptions at Popocatepetl Volcano, Pacaya, Merapi, Etna, Monowai Seamount, Sakura-Jima, and the Kamchatka Peninsula make the news; Twenty thousand are left homeless after large quakes shake northern China, while other large quakes (>6.0) shake the Loyalty Islands, Fiji, Chile, the Banda Sea, and Tristan da Cuhna; Heavy rains cause flooding in Jamaca and Australia; and landslides kill villagers in Peru and Mozambique .....

1997

December 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997
Bezymianny Volcano erupts, while eruptions continue at Popocatepetl Volcano, Montserrat, Hawaii, and Monowai Seamount in the Kermadec Islands; Heavy rains cause flooding and mudslides in Peru, Tanzania, California, and along the Congo River; large quakes (>6.0) shake the Kamchatka Peninsula, Columbia, and the Aleutian Islands .....

November 1, 1997 to November 30, 1997
A number of large (>6.0) quakes shook the world this month including quakes in Japan, Greece, the Vanuatu Islands, Sulawesi, Bangladesh, Peru, Chile, and a magnitude 7.9 in Tibet; A major earthuake swarm rumbled through Long Valley; Severe floods left over 100,000 homeless in East Africa, and other floods and landslides occurred in Vietnam, Spain, Portugal, and Equador; Pacaya Volcano and Popocatepetl Volcano rumbled and Mt. Aso Volcano belched toxic gas.....

October 1, 1997 to October 31, 1997
Floods swept through South America, East Africa and Mexico; Ruapehu Volcano rumbled and Chiginagak Volcano reawakened; Montserrat waxed and waned; Big quakes struck the Philipine Islands, Chile, Greece, the Fiji Islands, and Peru, while aftershocks continued to shake Italy .....

September 1, 1997 to September 30, 1997
Large quakes (over mag. 6.0) shake Columbia, Fiji Islands, Tonga Islands, Kermadec Islands, Lake Tanganyika area, Indonesia, and Japan; deadly quakes strike Italy; flooding and landslides sweep California and Spain; Mt. Semeru erupts; large pyroclastic flows continue to accompany eruptions on Montserrat; volcanic gas kills on Adatara Volcano.....

August 1, 1997 to August 31, 1997
Heavy rains and typhoons cause flooding in SE ASia, India, China, Romania, Morocco and the Grand Canyon, eruptions continue at Montserrat, Pu`u `O`o, Popocatepetl, and the Kamchatka Peninsula, large quakes shook the Tonga Islands, Fiji Islands, Vanuatu Islands, western Australia, Sumatra, and Columbia .....

July 1, 1997 to July 31, 1997
Montserrat destroys Plymouth, activity increases at Mt. Etna, eruptions continue at Pu`u `O`o, Popocatepetl, McDonald Island, and the Kamchatka Peninsula, landslides and mudflows in Australia and Japan, severe floods sweep central and eastern Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and Colorado, quakes with mag. over 6.0 shook central Chile, Venezuela, Kuril Islands, Argentina, and Mexico.....

June 1, 1997 to June 30, 1997
Eruptions at Pu`u `O`o, Anak Krakatau, Rabaul, Pavlov, Karangetang, and Popocatepetl, first casualties on Montserrat, quakes shake Hawaii, Columbia, Aleutian Islands, and the Pacific NW, deadly landslides in China, and floods in India and Texas, .....

May 1, 1997 to May 31, 1997
Severe quakes shake Iran and India; Popocatepetl, Bezymianny, Pu`u `O`o, Mount Hili Aludo, and San Cristobal erupt; pyroclastic flows continue at Soufriere Hills; heavy rains cause flooding and landslides in China, Somalia, Sweden, Afghanistan, and the Philippines; sandstorms sweep Eqypt.....

April 1, 1997 to April 30, 1997
A magnitude 7.9 quake in the Santa Cruz/Vanuatu Islands, other large quakes in Western China, Trinidad, Indonesia, and near Prince Edward Island, Pu'u'O'o and Popocateptl erupt, a large solar flare moves across the sun, and record floods sweep the Red River Valley.....

March 1, 1997 to March 31, 1997
Floods and mudslides in the Ohio River Valley, pacific NW, and Brazil, large quakes strike China and the Philipines, southern Japan shaken by a swarm of quakes, Okmok Volcano continues to erupt, and MVO raises the alert level on Montserrat....

February 1, 1997 to February 28, 1997
Large quakes in Iran, Pakistan, Peru, Japan, and Russia...eruptions of Klyuchevskoi, Okmok, Manam Island, and Trinidad...flooding and mass movement in Mozambique, Peru, and central US...Montserrat and Kilauea quiet down, and more...

January 1, 1997 to January 31, 1997
Floods in the western US and Brazil, oil spills in Japan, volcanoes in Montserrat, Indonesia, Kamchatka, and Hawaii, and large earthquakes in Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Indonesia, China, Argentina, Turkey, and the South Pacific....

1996

December 1, 1996 to December 31, 1996
Nyamulagira, Manam Island, Pavlov and Soufriere Hills volcanoes, Japanese quakes, mudslides, Pacific NW flooding, and more...

November 16, 1996 to November 30, 1996
Floods and mudslides in Central America, the Middle East, and the NW United States, Kashmir and New Madrid quakes, Montserrat rumbles...

October 29, 1996 to November 15, 1996
Icelandic outburst floods, Peruvian earthquake, Pavlov eruption, and more...

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