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The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre.


Current Disaster Events

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Events in this list are picked up from multiple sources and automatically analyzed by a computer program to determine the likelihood of humanitarian intervention. News, damage maps and humanitarian situation reports are collected automatically from over 1000 on-line sources.


eq Earthquakes and tsunamis expand rss Archive
Orange alerts or M>6 in the last 4 days
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There are no new earthquakes. See Archive for more.

tc Tropical Cyclones expand rss Archive
Active cyclones in the last 4 days
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There are no active tropical storms. See Archive for more.

fl Floods expand rss Archive
Bulletins provides by Dartmouth Flood Observatory based on media reports
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Automatic impact report (JRC)

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DFO: MODIS Inundation map
Killed: - Displaced:
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Activity changes in past week. Note that GDACS no longer provides alert levels for volcanic eruptions.
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There are no new eruptions. See Archive for more.

Full map view | Google map view

Highlighted disasters

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Automatic impact report (JRC)
SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report


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System status and maintenance


Bug fixes 26/7 9:30 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

After the DNS switch yesterday, some services were not working properly. The DNS propagation is quite slow (24h) so what you see depends on when you last visited GDACS. Some users see the new system (with potential bugs) and some - like us - see the old system. Based on your feedback, we've addressed the following issues:

  • Configured MIME type for KML and KMZ files. Absence of this MIME type in IIS prevented this content to be served.
  • Fixed issue with GDACS Earthquake Push system. A conflict between ASP and .Net and different versions of the MySQL connector (32 and 64 bit) caused this application to fail. This affected all Tsunami Alerting Tool installations.
  • Configuration of IIS for alternative DNS names, including and These were redirected to the new server, but not assigned to the right website.
  • Cross reference issue between old and new site for event list. The event list on the hompage was composed using an RSS file of the old system. All RSS links now point to the new system.
GDACS Migration Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

The JRC will shortly upgrade hardware and software underlying the GDACS monitoring, alert and public web system. User registration and changes to the alert profile will be unavailable for a short time, but other changes should be transparent. The main changes are:

  • Complete overhaul of the Earthquake and Tsunami system for better performance and with new alert models for tsunamis, support for national sub-systems and for different alert scales
  • Upgrade of the geospatial database system from ArcGIS Server 9.3 to 10, with new features for better maps
  • Migration of hardware from JRC corporate web zone to a dedicated subnet with more flexibility for scaling and deploying new beta products, and reducing the servers from 15 to 8 more powerful ones in a new architecture.

The new system can be previewed on � Please let us know if you notice bugs with services you're using, in particular for syndicated feeds. After the switch (which will be announced in a further message), the old system will be available on � Please don't hesitate to �contact us �for further information.

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GDACS also offers daily alerts for all disaster types monitored. Up to now, only earthquake alerts were available (apart from the RSS feeds). Since tropical cyclones, volcanoes and floods are not as 'sudden onset' as earthquakes, only a daily service is available.

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GDACS alert feeds
The alerts published by the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System can also be used in your RSS reader or on Google Earth. GDACS is using existing XML and content standards.

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This site supports the Common Alert Protocol. Click on the disaster's CAP logo to see the XML.

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Google Earth KML file: see affected regions on a 3D Globe with detailed satellite images and maps. (You need to install Google Earth).

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Based on the location and magnitude of the disasters and the local population and their vulnerability, disasters are classified in three classes:

green Green: very low likelihood of humanitarian disaster
orange Orange: potential humanitarian disaster
red Red: very high likelihood of humanitarian disaster

How to use GDACS alerts

The events listed on this page have been automatically selected by a computer program based on the earliest available information; alert levels will not be modified manually. However, if new information comes available alert levels are updated automatically. For confirmation or further information of the disaster, please refer

  • to the “coordination” section of GDACS (OCHA Virtual OSOCC and ReliefWeb),
  • to the media
  • and – most importantly – to the local disaster response authority.

GDACS does not provide authoritative information. Please do not use GDACS alerts for emergency response decision making without alternate sources of information. If you are an emergency manager, please register for GDACS coordination (Virtual OSOCC).