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Emergency Preparedness & Disaster News

We have included this section to help ground resilience theory and concepts in a context of practical applications and current events. Short excerpts are provided from live RSS feeds reporting global emergency preparedness and disaster news. The feeds update every two hours and include the following:

  • Emergency Response: reports from the Global Disaster Alert Organization and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Hazards: reports natural hazards from the NASA Earth Observatory.
  • Earthquakes: reports global earthquakes from the Volcano Discovery website.
  • Transportation: reports from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.
  • Volcanoes: reports global volcano activity from the Volcano Discovery website.
  • Weather: reports from the U.S. National Weather Service.

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Emergency Response

Global Disaster Alert Organization

Green forest fire alert in The Democratic Republic of Congo

Green forest fire alert in The Democratic Republic of Congo

On 28/02/2024, a forest fire started in The Democratic Republic of Congo, until 29/02/2024 ...
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Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:118.965km) in United States 28/02/2024 15:50 UTC, No people affected in 100km.

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:118.965km) in United States 28/02/2024 15:50 UTC, No people affected in 100km.

On 2/28/2024 3:50:21 PM, an earthquake occurred in United States potentially affecting No people affected in 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.5M, ...
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Green flood alert in Italy

Green flood alert in Italy

On 24/02/2024, a flood started in Italy, lasting until 28/02/2024 (last update). The flood caused 1 deaths and 891 displaced ...
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EPA Emergency Response

EPA Emergency Response

Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing LLC Will Pay More Than $23 Million to Address Clean Air Act Violations and Offset Environmental Harm Related to its Kansas Refinery

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing LLC ...
EPA Emergency Response

Biden-Harris Administration to Invest $30 Million to Protect Tucson Residents from PFAS

TUCSON, AZ (Nov. 16, 2023) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tucson Water’s investment of $30 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure ...
EPA Emergency Response

EPA Selects Camden, NJ and New York City Projects to Receive Recycling Education and Outreach Grants as Part of America Recycles Day

NEW YORK (November 16, 2023) - Today, in conjunction with American Recycles Day, the Environmental Protection Agency selected a Camden, NJ schools project ...
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COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness

COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness

Results of vaccine effectiveness studies are critical to the CDC’s vaccine program and national vaccine policy decision-making. The overall goal of CDC’s ...
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V-safe

V-safe

What is V-safe?V-safe is a safety monitoring system that lets you share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting an ...
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Data & Surveillance

Data & Surveillance

Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest ...
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Caring for People with Long COVID

Caring for People with Long COVID

Caring for Children or Adolescents with Long COVIDAlthough Long COVID appears to be less common in children and adolescents than in adults, ...
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Bust Myths and Learn the Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Bust Myths and Learn the Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Accurate vaccine information can help stop common myths and rumors. Yet, it can be difficult to know which sources of information you ...
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Overview of COVID-19 Vaccines

Overview of COVID-19 Vaccines

Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA):Nucleoside-modified mRNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2PurposeProvides instructions that the body uses to build a harmless ...
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Earthquakes

Global earthquake activity

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 275 km southwest of Jayapura, Kota Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 1, 2024, at 07:51 pm (Jayapura time)

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake – 275 km southwest of Jayapura, Kota Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 1, 2024, at 07:51 pm (Jayapura time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Mar 1, 04:06 pm (Jayapura)Mar 1, 07:06 GMT5.210 km19 km (12 mi) to the NW Yahukimo Regency, South Papua, 274 km southwest ...
Volcano earthquake report for Friday,  1 Mar 2024

Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 1 Mar 2024

Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 10:50 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITORWorld map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius ...
Small magnitude 2.8 quake hits 31 km southeast of Valencia, France in the morning

Small magnitude 2.8 quake hits 31 km southeast of Valencia, France in the morning

Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 10:31 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR2.8 quake 1 Mar 11:22 am (GMT +1) An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred in ...
Significant 5.6 quake hits near Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines

Significant 5.6 quake hits near Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines

Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 09:37 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR5.6 quake 1 Mar 5:29 pm (GMT +8) Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported ...
Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Panama on Friday, Mar 1, 2024, at 08:41 am (universal time)

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake – Panama on Friday, Mar 1, 2024, at 08:41 am (universal time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jan 6, 08:02 pm (GMT -5)Jan 7, 01:02 GMT4.610 km38 km (24 mi) to the SE South of Panama 2 reportsMoreDec 24, ...
World Earthquake Report for Friday,  1 March 2024

World Earthquake Report for Friday, 1 March 2024

Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 08:20 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITORWorldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 1 Mar 2024Summary: 6 ...

Nuclear

International Atomic Energy Agency – Event Notices

IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop Print View Posted on: 07 February 2024 Event Date: 11 February ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop Print View Posted on: 07 February 2024 Event Date: 11 February ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Worker exposure to X-ray generator

Worker exposure to X-ray generator Print View Posted on: 02 February 2024 Event Date: 29 May 2021 Event Type: Irradiation/Accelerator Facility Event ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Radon Exposure at Boarding School

Radon Exposure at Boarding School Print View Posted on: 26 January 2024 Event Date: 31 December 2019 Event Type: Other Event Location: ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Declaration of Unusual Event (NUP-4.1)

Declaration of Unusual Event (NUP-4.1) Print View Posted on: 12 January 2024 Event Date: 04 January 2024 Event Type: Power Reactor Event ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Worker Exceeded Annual Whole Body Dose Limit

Worker Exceeded Annual Whole Body Dose Limit Print View Posted on: 07 December 2023 Event Date: 26 September 2023 Event Type: Radiation ...
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Transportation

NTSB Accident Investigations

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Volcanos

Global Volcano Activity

Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA REPORTED AT 01/0949Z EST VA DTG: 01/0950Z

Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA REPORTED AT 01/0949Z EST VA DTG: 01/0950Z

<!--div style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;border:3px solid blue;border-radius:5px;padding:3px;margin:5px;background:#eee">Send Volcano Report</div--> Stratovolcano 3676 m (12,060 ft)East Java, Indonesia, -8.11°S / 112.92°ECurrent status: erupting (4 out of 5) ...
Lewotolo Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL080 MOV E LAST REPORTED AT 01/0513Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Lewotolo Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL080 MOV E LAST REPORTED AT 01/0513Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

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Nevado del Ruiz Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS  to 23000 ft (7000 m)

Nevado del Ruiz Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS to 23000 ft (7000 m)

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Sabancaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: UNABLE TO DETECT

Sabancaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: UNABLE TO DETECT

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Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: SIG VAM EMS  to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: SIG VAM EMS to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Background:Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to ...
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Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): abundant eruption plume drifts hundreds of kilometers to north as strong ash emissions go on

Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): abundant eruption plume drifts hundreds of kilometers to north as strong ash emissions go on

Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 05:10 | BY: MARTINCopious ash emissions from Popocatépetl volcano continue (image: Sentinel-2)Tephra from Popocatépetl volcano is being spread ...
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Weather

National Weather Service

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 4:04AM MST until March 3 at 6:00AM MST by NWS Flagstaff AZ

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 4:04AM MST until March 3 at 6:00AM MST by NWS Flagstaff AZ

* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected. * WHERE...Yavapai County Mountains. * WHEN...From 6 AM ...
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Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 6:04AM EST until March 1 at 7:00PM EST by NWS Blacksburg VA

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 6:04AM EST until March 1 at 7:00PM EST by NWS Blacksburg VA

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze. * WHERE...Watauga County. * WHEN...Until 7 PM EST this evening. * ...
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Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 4:04AM MST until March 3 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Flagstaff AZ

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 4:04AM MST until March 3 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Flagstaff AZ

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of north central, northeast, and west ...
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Flood Watch issued March 1 at 2:58AM PST until March 1 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Seattle WA

Flood Watch issued March 1 at 2:58AM PST until March 1 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Seattle WA

Heavy rainfall over the past couple of days will force rises on the Chehalis River today with the river cresting close to ...
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High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 8:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 8:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 4 to 7 feet with dangerous rip currents. Highest surf, along with possible very minor coastal flooding, ...
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High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 5:00PM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 5:00PM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 10 to 18 feet with dangerous rip currents. Highest surf, along with possible very minor coastal flooding, ...
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