5.7 Earthquake hits Alaska.
Tolbachik volcano eruption – Kamchatka (Russia) -Lavas from the Kamchatka Russia volcano Plosky Tolbachik have destroyed two nearby scientific camps. -Scientific bases were 10 kilometers away from the Plosky Tolbachik volcano. -Schools and kindergartens have cancelled all classes in nearby Kozyrevsk village. -Tolbachik volcano is throwing clouds of ash to the height of 3,000 meters with the potential for ash explosions up to 10 km.
Bushfires on Tasmania. Homes near Hobart threatened.
Chinese health officials ordered approximately 2,500 pigs to be culled over fears of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. Forty-three pigs were initially infected and died from the illness at a large pig farm near Dalian City in Lianing Province, China.