Earthquakes

6.2 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua New Guinea. No reports of damage.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

4.9 Earthquake hits off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Celebes Sea.

 

Disease

9 people have now died in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

224 cases of a new strain of swine flu have now been reported across 9 US States.

 

Wildfires

Bushfire emergency declared in the Clarence Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

Lightning sparks several wildfires across British Columbia, Canada.

New wildfire burning in the forests in northern California. Thousands of rural residents told to evacuate.

Wildfire on the Greek Island of Chios has burned thousands of acres of pristine, old forest.

 

Tropical Storms

Tropical storm Igme forms in the Pacific near the Philippines.

Typhoon Kai-tak claims at least 27 lives in northern Vietnam. Parts of Hanoi remain flooded.