Earthquakes

5.8 Earthquake hits the Aegean Sea.

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

Wildfires

Wildfires in Australia

New wildfires flared across Australia on Tuesday as temperatures soared to near record levels, fanned by hot outback winds.

Fire officials declared five areas of southern NSW as catastrophic, meaning if fires ignited they could not be controlled and advised people to evacuate. Of the more than 100 fires, 20 fires were burning out of control on Tuesday.

A String of bushfires continue to burn across northern South Australia but are not causing concern. The fires, including some which have been burning since Christmas, are in remote areas and are just being left to burn.

Disease

Bacterial Disease Outbreak in Mexico

A bacterial disease has killed five babies and sickened 41 others in a remote indigenous community in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas

Storms and Floods

Flooding in Lebanon

Three killed and 55 others reported to be injured in flood disaster in Lebanon.

Rare storm and heavy rainfall blocked roads from the mountains to Beirut and other coastal areas of Lebanon.

Powerful winds at 100 km/hour cause damage along the coastal highway between Sidon and the rest of south Lebanon.

It is believed to be the strongest storms in the last 25 years.

Hundreds of people are trapped in their cars in Beirut, Karantina region of Lebanon.

Lebanon education ministry has announced the closure of all public and private schools on Tuesday (today) and Wednesday.

Israel has also been hit by flooding and forecasters predict the heavy rain will continue for another 48 hours.

Lebanon storm and floods damage photo natural disasters 2013

Tropical Storm Sonamu is expected to hit Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin in Pahang, Malaysia today and tomorrow. Downpours will coincide with high tide and many areas are likely to be flooded.