Earthquakes

5.8 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.

5.0 and 4.9 Aftershocks hit the Philippine Islands. A total of 271 aftershocks have hit the region following the major 7.6 Earthquake that hit Friday.

4.9 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

4.9 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

Wildfires

The wildfires burring across Nebraska and South Dakota, USA have grown to more than 285 square miles.

3 large Idaho wildfires are resisting containment efforts. The Halstead fire in central Idaho has grown to 194 square miles.

New wildfires are burning in the Angeles National Forest in southern California, USA. Thousands of visitors have been evacuated.

Volcanos

Bezymianny volcano on Siberia’s Kamchatka peninsula has had an explosive eruption, sending an ash plume 34 000 ft into the stratosphere.

Drought

Hurricane Isaac has brought some relief to the drought affecting the US corn belt, but too late to save the current harvest with many farmers losing 80% of their crop.

Millions of migrating ducks, geese and other waterfowl will find fewer rest stops on their way south this fall — more fallout from the US drought that has parched marshes, ponds and wildlife refuges on flyways between North and South America.

Disease

11 people have now died in the Legionnaires disease outbreak in Quebec, Canada. 165 people have been infected.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms Kirk and Leslie weaken in the Atlantic and are expected to remain out at sea and not threaten the US coastline.

Floods hit Aukland New Zealand’s North Shore area after heaving rains.