Earthquakes

5.7 Earthquake hits the central eastern Pacific rise.

Two 5.6 Earthquakes hit Yunnan, China. Several thousand buildings have been damaged. At least 50 people have died in the quakes.

5.3 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

5.1 Earthquake hits Nicaragua.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasto, Chile.

4.9 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

4.9 Earthquake hits Yunnan, China.

Volcanos

Anak Kraktoa volcano in Indonesia erupts. Lava flows extend the shoreline by 100 metres.

Wildfires

Wildfires in south central Washington, USA. Several homes threatened.

Wildfires scorch more than 30 000 hectares in Algeria.

Disease

The ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo claims three more victims, raising the death toll to 14.

Kala azar disease outbreak in the southern Sudan. More than 200 people admitted to hospitals.

Storms and Floods

Hurricane Leslie is expected to hit Bermuda squarely Saturday night, before heading towards Canada. Hurricane watch is in effect.

Hurricane Isaac produced 9 tornadoes in Illinois during the period 31 August – 1 September.