Volcanos

New Activity/Unrest:

Grozny Group, Iturup Island | Sotará, Colombia | Tongariro, North Island (New Zealand) | Tungurahua, Ecuador | White Island, New Zealand.

Ongoing Activity:

Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Fuego, Guatemala | Galeras, Colombia | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia | Popocatépetl, México | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Santa María, Guatemala | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia).

Earthquakes

7.4 Earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador, Central America. A small tsunami of about 20cm was generated but caused no damage.

6.4 Earthquake hits the north Molucca Sea.

5.5 and 5.3 Earthquakes, part of a swarm of hundreds of smaller earthquakes hits southern California. Numerous buildings sustained damage.

5.4 Earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador.

5.3 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Nicaragua.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Antofagasto, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 Earthquake hits the north Molucca Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

2 x 4.9 and 4.8 Earthquakes hit southern California.

2 x 4.8; 2 x 4.7 and 3 x 4.6 Aftershocks hit off the coast of El Salvador.

Disease

Reports of a foot and mouth disease outbreak in Chibombo, Zambia have been refuted by the Government.

Wildfires

New wildfire in southern Spain. 1 000 residents evacuated.

Wildfires rage unchecked in Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac grounds hundreds of flights in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA before moving away from Florida towards the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Typhoon Bolaven heads for South Korea slowly after injuring 4 people in Japan but causing no major damage beyond disrupting transportation and shipping and cutting pose to 75 000 homes.