5.3 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit south-west of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits the New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

4.7 Earthquake hits the Caribbean Sea.



Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts again. 110 families living in close proximity have been evacuated.



Wildfires threaten town in north-east Bosnia. State of emergency declared.

At least 50 buildings, many of them homes have been destroyed by the northern California wildfires.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac forms in the Atlantic and is heading towards the eastern Caribbean and the Leeward Islands.

Tropical Storm Bolaven forms in the Pacific and may enter the Philippine region as Typhoon Igme exists.

Torrential rains cause massive flooding in the Klang Valley, Malaysia.

Fresh floods reported from Dhemaji, India, affecting 25 000 people in 30 villages.