6.6 and 5.2 Earthquakes hit the Jan Mayan Islands north of Iceland.

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

5.4 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit the western Indian-antarctic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Virgin islands region.

5.0 Earthquake hits central Peru.


Wildfires near Roscoe, Montana, USA threaten several hundred homes.

Two large wildfires spread in Oregon, USA.

Storms and Floods

Hurricane Isaac weakens to tropical storm, but still brings huge quantities of rain as it hovers over southern Louisiana moving very slowly up the Gulf coast. Flooding in numerous districts have been reported.

Tropical storm Tembin approaches South Korea while typhoon Bolaven pummels an already reeling North Korea.