26 people are struck by lightning in storms in India.
5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.
5.4 Earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off the coast of India.
5.7 Earthquake hits the north Indian Ocean.
Strong gale force winds and rain continue to pound Britain, with flood warnings in many areas.
The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a travel advisory for Nigeria due to an ongoing lassa fever outbreak. Lassa fever is a haemorhragic fever.
Measels outbreak in Rayagada, India kills at least 9 children.
Leptospirosis outbreak in Fiji following the severe floods kills at least 20 people.
An outbreak of bovine TB in a herd of alpacas in England has led to the culling of 500 animals. The disease is thought to have been spread by badgers which urinate in the fields occupied by the alpacas.
A recent study in the USA has found that shark populations have plummeted in areas near humans. The Pacific Reef Shark population has fallen by more than 90%.
Florida, USA is suffering a serious drought affecting the entire state. The drought has been growing since July 2010. It is hoped that the impending hurricane season, which is expected to be mild, will break the drought.
5.8 and 5.6 Eathquakes hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
5.4 Earthquake hots off the west coast of Sumatra.
5.2 hits Papua New Guinea in Indonesia.
Australia is drought free for the first time in a decade. Heavy rains and floods consequent upon the La Nina phenomenon in the Pacific helped banish drought conditions across the continent.
Tornado hits Chivington in Colorado, USA. 7 homes and farm buildings destroyed. Some injuries reported.
6.7 Earthquake hits Tonga in the South Pacific.
5.4 Earthquake hits Kepuluan Mentawai Region, Indonesia.
5.3 Earthquake hits the New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Prince Edward Island Region.
A salmon farm in Nova Scotia is ordered to kill all its fish in response to a viral disease outbreak amid fears the outbreak may spread.
Three tornadoes are spawned by the heavy rainstorms that hit southern England causing havoc. However, the rain is not enough to break the existing drought.
5.1 Earthquake hits Sulawesi in Indonesia.
5.2 Earthquake hits the Fiji Region.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Hokkaido Region in Japan.
Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico continues to erupt spewing ash cloud. Authorities fear larger eruption may be imminent.
Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia erupts, sending up an ash cloud to an altitude of more than 10 km.