Abstract: The Disaster Alert (by Pacific Disaster Center) provides a listing and an interactive map of Active Hazards occurring around the globe. Additional hazard information can be viewed and shared. The term "Active Hazards" refers to a collection of current and real-time incidents (compiled from authoritative sources) which have been designated "potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets" by ... the PDC DisasterAWARE application.
The sources of data used in Disaster Alert are among the most trusted organizations in the world, including NOAA?s National Weather Service/Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center/Joint Typhoon Warning Center, U.S. Geological Survey?s National Earthquake Information Center and Volcano Hazards Program, as well as the Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian Institution.
The application is a free download.
PDC Active Hazards currently includes:
-Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone (global) -Drought (global) -Earthquake (global) -Flood (global) -National Weather Service High Surf (for Hawaii) -National Weather Service High Wind (for Hawaii) -National Weather Service Flood (for Hawaii) -Manmade (global) -Marine (global) -Storm (global) -Tsunami (global) -Volcano (global) -Wildfire (global)- coming soon!
Other hazards will be added over time.
Application features include:
-View Active Hazards on an interactive map or in the Alert list -Choose background map -Get "more info" for most Active Hazards - Receive automatic updates every five minutes -Choose a preferred time zone
[Summary provided by the Pacific Disaster Center.]