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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 5.6M, Depth:212.326km) in Tonga 18/02/2024 07:29 UTC, Few people affected in 100km.

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:212.326km) in Tonga 18/02/2024 07:29 UTC, Few people affected in 100km.

On 2/18/2024 7:29:19 AM, an earthquake occurred in Tonga potentially affecting Few people affected in 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:212.326km ...
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Green flood alert in Morocco

Green flood alert in Morocco

On 11/02/2024, a flood started in Morocco, lasting until 13/02/2024 (last update). The flood caused 5 deaths and 0 displaced ...
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Green alert for tropical cyclone FIFTEEN-24. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0  (13867 in Tropical Storm).

Green alert for tropical cyclone FIFTEEN-24. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0 (13867 in Tropical Storm).

From 15/02/2024 to 15/02/2024, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 93 km/h) FIFTEEN-24 was active in SEPacific. The cyclone affects these ...
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EPA Emergency Response

EPA Emergency Response

EPA awards $38M for re-use, recycling, composting infrastructure and outreach projects in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE (Nov. 15, 2023) – Today, on America Recycles Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $34,874,064 in Solid Waste Infrastructure for ...
EPA Emergency Response

EPA Announces $56 Million WIFIA Loan to Upgrade Water Infrastructure for the Gun Lake Tribe in Western Michigan

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $56 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to ...
EPA Emergency Response

Regional Tribes receive over $4M in EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a total of $4,027,500 to eleven Tribes in EPA’s Mountains and Plains (Region ...

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 ...
/ Hazards, NASA Natural Hazards
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 ...
/ Hazards, NASA Natural Hazards
COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

No Evidence That COVID-19 Vaccines Affect Fertility There is currently no evidence that vaccine ingredients or antibodies made following COVID-19 vaccination would ...
/ 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 ...
/ Hazards, NASA Natural Hazards

Earthquakes

Global earthquake activity

Small 3.0 quake hits near Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Small 3.0 quake hits near Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 14:37 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR3.0 quake 21 Feb 3:24 pm (GMT +1) The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) ...
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Small magnitude 3.4 quake hits 76 km northwest of Cape Town, South Africa early afternoon

Small magnitude 3.4 quake hits 76 km northwest of Cape Town, South Africa early afternoon

Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 14:28 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR3.4 quake 21 Feb 3:14 pm (GMT +1) An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred only ...
/ Global Earthquake Activity
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 148 km west of Nukalofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, at 03:07 am (GMT +13)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake – 148 km west of Nukalofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, at 03:07 am (GMT +13)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jan 24, 06:14 pm (GMT +12)Jan 24, 06:14 GMT4.3393 km68 km (42 mi) to the W South Pacific Ocean, Fiji MoreJan 18, ...
/ Global Earthquake Activity
Moderate magnitude 4.0 quake hits 20 miles northeast of Paso Robles, California, United States early morning

Moderate magnitude 4.0 quake hits 20 miles northeast of Paso Robles, California, United States early morning

Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 14:04 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR4.0 quake 21 Feb 6:01 am (GMT -8) A very shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was ...
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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 21 km northwest of San Agustin de Valle Fértil, Departamento de Valle Fértil, San Juan, Argentina, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 11:04 am (San Juan time)

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake – 21 km northwest of San Agustin de Valle Fértil, Departamento de Valle Fértil, San Juan, Argentina, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 11:04 am (San Juan time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jun 13, 2023 05:41 am (La Rioja)Jun 13, 2023 08:41 GMT4.010 km94 km (58 mi) to the E Departamento de General Angel ...
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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 95 km southwest of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 06:05 am (GMT -7)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake – 95 km southwest of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 06:05 am (GMT -7)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Feb 20, 02:51 pm (GMT -7)Feb 20, 21:51 GMT4.010 km31 km (19 mi) to the NW 125 km southwest of Cd. Obregon, ...
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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

Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL VA EMS  to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)

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Dukono Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL080 OBS 21/1010Z MOV SW OBS VA DTG: 21/1010Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Dukono Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL080 OBS 21/1010Z MOV SW OBS VA DTG: 21/1010Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

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Volcanoes Today, 21 Feb 2024: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono, Marapi, Reventador

Volcanoes Today, 21 Feb 2024: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono, Marapi, Reventador

Volcanoes Today, 21 Feb 2024: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono, Marapi, ReventadorWed, 21 Feb 2024, 08:00 08:00 AM | BY: ...
/ Global Volcano Activity, Volcanos
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS CONT  to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS CONT 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 ...
/ Global Volcano Activity, Volcanos

Weather

National Weather Service

High Wind Warning issued February 21 at 12:00PM MST until February 21 at 7:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

High Wind Warning issued February 21 at 12:00PM MST until February 21 at 7:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * WHERE...East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet and ...
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Red Flag Warning issued February 21 at 11:58AM MST until February 21 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Denver CO

Red Flag Warning issued February 21 at 11:58AM MST until February 21 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Denver CO

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 247. * Timing... Until 6 PM this evening. * Winds...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up ...
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Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 11:56AM MST until February 22 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Denver CO

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 11:56AM MST until February 22 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Denver CO

* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations between 4 and 9 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Rabbit Ears Pass. * ...
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High Wind Watch issued February 21 at 11:51AM MST until February 24 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Great Falls MT

High Wind Watch issued February 21 at 11:51AM MST until February 24 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Great Falls MT

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...The Rocky Mountain Front and adjacent foothills ...
/ National Weather Service