There is a number of nice, up-to-date websites providing am overview of current and potential hazards on a global scale.
Among the visually nicest are:
There are also apps for Android and iOS showing the information of PDC on your mobile device.
- A similar website is: RSOE EDIS – Emergency and Disaster Information Service
However, some of the links such as “about” or “contact” are currently (09/2014) not working when in map view mode and the data source is not clear. It is also questionable why there are UK traffic jam information on the website (while there is no such information for an other country). On the pro-side, there is the possibility to zoom directly to a continent and the site has for sure potential to develop.
- With respect to multi hazard information, especially for the US it is worth to check the USGS Natural Hazard website. In addtion the USGS provides a lot of software and tools (standalone or in form of MatLab programs and functions). An example from the earthquacke hazard program can be found at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/software/.USGS – Earthquake Hazards ProgramPlenty of useful software tools (often MatLab toolboxes) dealing with seismic/ earthquake research: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/software/
- The Geo-Scince Research Center (GFZ) in Germany provides an nice overview of seismic activities.
Automatic GEOFON Seismic Monitor
- A further source for seismic information is the USGS Earthquake Monitor.