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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 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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Orange forest fire alert in United States

Orange forest fire alert in United States

On 27/02/2024, a forest fire started in United States, until 28/02/2024 ...
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EPA Emergency Response

EPA Emergency Response

EPA Administrator Regan Announces Members of First-Ever National Environmental Youth Advisory Council

LENEXA, KAN. (NOV. 16, 2023) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of 16 members to the ...
EPA Emergency Response

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $1.2 Million for Long Beach Recycling Education and Outreach

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, in conjunction with America Recycles Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a $1,223,645 Recycling Education and ...
EPA Emergency Response

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Almost $8 Million for Tribal Recycling Infrastructure Projects in the Pacific Southwest

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, in conjunction with America Recycles Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing nine selectees across the nation’s ...

COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Updates

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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Investigating Long-Term Effects of Myocarditis

Investigating Long-Term Effects of Myocarditis

How did CDC get my contact information?CDC got your contact information from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a secure system ...
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Myocarditis and Pericarditis After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

Myocarditis and Pericarditis After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

Should I Still Get Myself or My Child Vaccinated?Yes. CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 ...
/ Hazards, NASA Natural Hazards
COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

COVID-19 Vaccines: 2023-2024 Updated, Bivalent, and Original 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines As of October 3, 2023, the 2023-2024 updated Novavax vaccine was ...
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Earthquakes

Global earthquake activity

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bering Sea, 104 mi southeast of Saint Stephen Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, on Friday, Mar 1, 2024, at 09:50 pm (GMT -10)

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake – Bering Sea, 104 mi southeast of Saint Stephen Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, on Friday, Mar 1, 2024, at 09:50 pm (GMT -10)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Mar 1, 09:43 am (Adak)Mar 1, 19:43 GMT4.2126 km55 km (34 mi) to the NE Bering Sea, 106 mi east of Saint ...
World Earthquake Report for Saturday,  2 March 2024

World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 2 March 2024

Sat, 2 Mar 2024, 07:20 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITORWorldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 2 Mar 2024Summary: 4 ...
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.1 quake hits 124 km northwest of Neiafu, Tonga early evening

Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.1 quake hits 124 km northwest of Neiafu, Tonga early evening

Sat, 2 Mar 2024, 06:10 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR5.1 quake 2 Mar 6:54 pm (GMT +13) Tonga had was shaken near Neiafu, Vava'u, ...
Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 194 km north of Tofua Island, Ha‘apai, Tonga, on Saturday, Mar 2, 2024, at 06:54 pm (GMT +13)

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake – South Pacific Ocean, 194 km north of Tofua Island, Ha‘apai, Tonga, on Saturday, Mar 2, 2024, at 06:54 pm (GMT +13)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Feb 24, 05:44 pm (universal)Feb 24, 17:44 GMT4.88.3 km80 km (50 mi) to the SE South Pacific Ocean, 53 km west of ...
World Earthquake Report for Friday,  1 March 2024

World Earthquake Report for Friday, 1 March 2024

Sat, 2 Mar 2024, 00:24 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITORWorldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 2 Mar 2024Summary: 4 ...
Volcano earthquake report for Friday,  1 Mar 2024

Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 1 Mar 2024

Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 23:50 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITORWorld map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius ...

Nuclear

International Atomic Energy Agency – Event Notices

IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Worker Exceeded Statuary Annual Whole Body Dose Limits

Worker Exceeded Statuary Annual Whole Body Dose Limits Print View Posted on: 08 November 2023 Event Date: 24 September 2023 Event Type: ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico Print View Posted on: 25 October 2023 Event Date: 18 October 2023 Event Type: Other Event Location: ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico Print View Posted on: 18 October 2023 Event Date: 18 October 2023 Event Type: Other Event Location: ...
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Transportation

NTSB Accident Investigations

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Volcanos

Global Volcano Activity

Santiaguito Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA EM. to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Santiaguito Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA EM. to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Support us - Help us upgrade our services! We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from ...
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Background:Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to ...
Marapi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL150 REPORTED AT 01/1532Z EST VA DTG: 01/2210Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Marapi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL150 REPORTED AT 01/1532Z EST VA DTG: 01/2210Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

<!--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 2891 m (9,485 ft)Western Sumatra, Indonesia, -0.39°S / 100.46°ECurrent status: erupting (4 out of 5) ...
Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA LAST REPORTED AT 01/1316Z EST VA DTG: 01/2150Z

Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA LAST REPORTED AT 01/1316Z EST VA DTG: 01/2150Z

<!--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) ...

Weather

National Weather Service

Wind Advisory issued March 2 at 1:54AM MST until March 3 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Grand Junction CO

Wind Advisory issued March 2 at 1:54AM MST until March 3 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Grand Junction CO

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...Animas River Basin. * WHEN...From 11 AM ...
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Dense Fog Advisory issued March 2 at 2:54AM CST until March 2 at 10:00AM CST by NWS Lincoln IL

Dense Fog Advisory issued March 2 at 2:54AM CST until March 2 at 10:00AM CST by NWS Lincoln IL

* WHAT...Visibility one quarter to one half mile in dense fog. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, and southeast Illinois. * WHEN...Until ...
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Wind Advisory issued March 2 at 1:54AM MST until March 2 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Grand Junction CO

Wind Advisory issued March 2 at 1:54AM MST until March 2 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Grand Junction CO

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...Debeque to Silt Corridor and Central Colorado ...
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High Wind Warning issued March 2 at 1:54AM MST until March 2 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Grand Junction CO

High Wind Warning issued March 2 at 1:54AM MST until March 2 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Grand Junction CO

* WHAT...South winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph expected. * WHERE...In Colorado, Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus and ...
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