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Map of Current World Disasters

ffutures posted a link to THIS SITE. It records various disasters taking place around the world in the recent days and portrays them on a map. Each has a link to a page with furher information about what is happening (plus some Google Earth maps and also one regarding a flood had a very useful before and after satellite image of the area).

Thought I'd share as I thought it was a really useful site and have already bookmarked it myself.

EDIT 1: I think I'm going to move to South America. It seems the only continent that hasn't had anything really bad happen in the last few days...

EDIT 2: WOW! Angus just scrolled down from the map and has found tons of additional information!!!! This site is a goldmine!!!

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silver_blue
Sep. 8th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
Dear god, if that's what a normal day looks like, god knows what'll happen when the apocalypse comes.

Interesting stuff, but all the flashing disasters does give a slightly exaggerated "ohmigodtheworldisending" kind of impression. :)
angusabranson
Sep. 8th, 2006 07:56 am (UTC)
Just scroll down and have a look at how many Earthquakes have happened in the last 24 hours, or active eruptions that are continuing or (which I actually found more scarey in some ways) the amount of aircraft that have crashed in the US in the last 24 hours!
silver_blue
Sep. 8th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, but those are the kind of earthquakes that rock you to sleep and nothing more. I had loads of those in Japan, first time was wierd, but ultimately it was quite nice to fall asleep to the ground shaking mildly. Not exactly "disaster". :)
angusabranson
Sep. 8th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, but still :p

Anyway, good luck the Fox and the BBC later. I'm working all day so won't be able to get there. Will be at B-Movie later though if you're out and about tonight and are looking for something to do. I reckon I'll be getting there around 10 - 10.30ish.
ffutures
Sep. 8th, 2006 08:12 am (UTC)
If you run Windows and want an earthquake map get Xearth and use it as your desktop - it's a rotating globe / mercator projection day and night thing with circles showing the magnitude of earthquakes. Uses a few hundred k of memory.
mrwarfrog
Sep. 8th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
WOW

I havd the american versiono of this for AGES, but I never realised their was a world version.

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