5.7 Earthquake hits the Tonga Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 Earthquake hits far south of Africa.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Timor region.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan.


Kizimen volcano (Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)) activity update: active lava flow, occasional pyroclastic flows and/or explosions, ash plume to 11 800 ft.


Fire crews battle blazes in north, north-west and south-east of Queensland, Australia. Bushfires are threatening homes near Cairns and closing down highways in the state’s northwest.

Residents were evacuated from six villages northwest of Valencia, Spain on Monday. About 500 firefighters using 14 aircraft were battling the flames, which were approaching the villages of Chulilla and Gestalgar.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Miriam, churning far off the Mexican coast in the Pacific Ocean, strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane early Monday.

Heavy rain has led to flooding and travel disruption in Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol in England. Flood warnings issued in Wales.

At least 120 houses were damaged in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, in the Philippines after a tornado tore through the community.