5.5, 5.4 and 5.4 Earthquakes hit the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

2 x 5.0 Earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits north-east of Taiwan.

Storms and Floods

Typhoon Jelawet moves towards Taiwan after ravaging Japan.

Tropical Storm Maliksi forms in the western Pacific near the Marianas Islands and moves towards Japan.

Tropical storm Gaemi forms in the western Pacific near the Philippines and is expected to hit the central coast of Vietnam Wednesday before moving on to Thailand.

Several people have been killed and thousands displaced after heavy rains in Beletweyne in central Somalia’s Hiiraan Region caused the Shabelle River to burst its banks.

Nigerian floods

More than 76,000 victims of the devastating floods in Nigeria that hit about 200 communities in five local government areas of Anambra State are being evacuated by the military from their homes to relief camps in Onitsha and Nteje.


7.6 Earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica. Numerous buildings have collapsed and highways are blocked, but no initial reports of deaths.

5.9 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.1 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

4.9 Earthquake hits south of Java.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to make landfall in New Orleans Tuesday night, nearly 7 years to the day after the ill-fated hurricane Katrina.

Typhoon Tembin causes widespread damage in Taiwan.

Typhoon Bolaven moves slowly across South Korea, bringing heavy rains, cancelling flights and closing all schools in Seoul.

Tornado reported near Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac enters the Caribbean and heads for the Dominican Republic. Haiti issues hurricane warning.

Typhoon Igme hits Taiwan with strong winds and heavy rain.

Thousands of people have been displaced by flash floods in Niger.

Fresh floods have hit the Black Sea region in southern Russia where 171 people died in floods last month. 4 people have been reported dead.



7.7 Earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk. No tsunami warning issued.

5.4 Earthquke hits Pakistan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands region.

5.1 and 4.8 Earthquakes hit Taiwan.