Earthquakes

5.4 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hots near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

4.9 Earthquake hits south-west of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Wildfires

Large wildfire near Roundup, Montana, USA.

Wildfires burn across Serbia, thousands of people have been evacuated from numerous villages threatened by the fires.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac hits Cuba after killing at least four people in Haiti. Isaac is expected to strengthen and hit the Florida Keys as a hurricane. Storm watches are in effect on the Florida, USA coast.

Powerful Typhoon Bolaven is approaching Okinawa Japan with winds of 250 km/h.

Floods in Myanmar [Burma] have submerged more than 250 000 hectares of rice paddys in the Irrawaddy Delta forcing 85 000 people to flee.