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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 5.8M, Depth:10km) in Tonga 15/07/2024 17:40 UTC, No people affected in 100km.

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:10km) in Tonga 15/07/2024 17:40 UTC, No people affected in 100km.

On 7/15/2024 5:40:18 PM, an earthquake occurred in Tonga potentially affecting No people affected in 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:10km ...
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Green forest fire alert in United States

Green forest fire alert in United States

On 10/07/2024, a forest fire started in United States, until 17/07/2024 ...
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Green flood alert in Vietnam

Green flood alert in Vietnam

On 12/07/2024, a flood started in Vietnam, lasting until 14/07/2024 (last update). The flood caused 11 deaths and 0 displaced ...
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EPA Emergency Response

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COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Updates

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Earthquakes

Global earthquake activity

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 86 km north of Pangoa, Cusco, Peru, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 07:10 am (GMT -5)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake – 86 km north of Pangoa, Cusco, Peru, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 07:10 am (GMT -5)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jul 6, 09:57 pm (Lima)4.015 km64 km (40 mi) to the SW Central Peru InfoMay 7, 04:44 pm (Lima)4.2110 km77 km (48 mi) to the ...
Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago near Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago near Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 59 km northeast of Hachijo Jima Island, Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 08:07 pm (GMT +9)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake – North Pacific Ocean, 59 km northeast of Hachijo Jima Island, Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 08:07 pm (GMT +9)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jul 15, 03:03 am (GMT +9)4.561 km55 km (34 mi) to the E 190 km SSE of Tateyama, Japan  I FELT IT ...
Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 243 km south of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 08:07 pm (GMT +9) - information

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake – 243 km south of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 08:07 pm (GMT +9) – information

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jul 15, 03:03 am (GMT +9)4.561 km55 km (34 mi) to the E 190 km SSE of Tateyama, Japan  I FELT IT ...
Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 131 km south of yaltay, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 04:28 pm (Urumqi time)

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake – 131 km south of yaltay, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024, at 04:28 pm (Urumqi time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jul 14, 03:21 pm (Urumqi)4.310 km84 km (52 mi) to the W 60 km east of Hoxtolgay, Xinjiang, China  I FELT IT ...
Small 3.2 quake hits near Merredin, Western Australia, Australia

Small 3.2 quake hits near Merredin, Western Australia, Australia

Thu, 18 Jul 2024, 10:07 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR3.2 quake Australia: Wyalkatchem, WA, Jul 18, 2024 05:44 pm (Perth time) Just 22 minutes ...

Nuclear

International Atomic Energy Agency – Event Notices

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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Transportation

NTSB Accident Investigations

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Volcanos

Global Volcano Activity

Lewotobi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL100 LAST REPORTED 18/0351Z MOV SW EST VA DTG: 18/0540Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Lewotobi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL100 LAST REPORTED 18/0351Z MOV SW EST VA DTG: 18/0540Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

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Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA NOT DETECTED

Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA NOT DETECTED

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Volcanoes Today, 18 Jul 2024: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Ibu, Sangay, Sabancaya, Ebeko

Volcanoes Today, 18 Jul 2024: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Ibu, Sangay, Sabancaya, Ebeko

Volcanoes Today, 18 Jul 2024: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Ibu, Sangay, Sabancaya, EbekoThu, 18 Jul 2024, 04:00 04:00 AM | BY: VNEtna's ...
Santiaguito Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTMT VA CLDS  to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Santiaguito Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTMT VA CLDS to 14000 ft (4300 m)

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Weather

National Weather Service

Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 8:56AM CDT until July 18 at 12:00PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 8:56AM CDT until July 18 at 12:00PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected as a line of heavy rain associated with a frontal passage moves to the ...
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Flood Warning issued July 18 at 8:50AM CDT until July 21 at 5:48AM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

Flood Warning issued July 18 at 8:50AM CDT until July 21 at 5:48AM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois... Little Wabash River below Clay City affecting Clay and Richland Counties. .The ...
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Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 8:48AM CDT until July 18 at 11:45AM CDT by NWS San Angelo TX

Flood Advisory issued July 18 at 8:48AM CDT until July 18 at 11:45AM CDT by NWS San Angelo TX

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of west central Texas, including the following counties, Crockett, Irion, Kimble, ...
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Beach Hazards Statement issued July 18 at 9:47AM EDT until July 18 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Grand Rapids MI

Beach Hazards Statement issued July 18 at 9:47AM EDT until July 18 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Grand Rapids MI

* WHAT...High wave action, strong currents, and dangerous swimming conditions expected. Piers may be heavily swamped by waves. * WHERE...Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan ...
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