Data for International Response

  • Wildfire - SE of Cooma, New South Wales - Australia

    39 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Galvarino Commune, Chile

    58 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.3 - 105km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.7 - 9km NNE of Doganyol, Turkey

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Shelton, WA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Faranah - Guinea

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Yakossi, Mbomou - Central African Republic

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Yei, Central Equatoria - South Sudan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Lokoja, Kogi - Nigeria

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Columbia, SC Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Osceola, AR Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Jesup, GA Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 57km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Charleston, MO Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Charles, LA Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Beardstown, IL Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carlyle, IL Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 61km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    10 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 65 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.5

    10 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Diane

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Esami

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 15km E of Kirkagac, Turkey

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 33km W of Villazon, Bolivia

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Southwest Indian Ridge

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Twelve

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - East of the North Island of New Zealand

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 48km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 60 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.0

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus – China

    1 week ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    1 month ago ADVISORY

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 weeks ago INFORMATION

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Avalanche - Montana, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Huanuco, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Arequipa, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Bolivia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Madagascar

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanches - Northern India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Southern Switzerland

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Spain

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Portugal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southwestern France

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Nunavut, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Thailand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Avalanche - Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tanzania, Zambia, DR Congo

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Zimbabwe and Mozambique

    4 days ago WATCH

  • Floods - Northwestern Angola

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    4 days ago WATCH

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.4 - 8km S of Indios, Puerto Rico

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Guatemala

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 weeks ago INFORMATION

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January 10, 2015

Maritime Disaster Leads to the Activation of the Space and Major Disasters International Charter

When hazardous materials are released into the environment they can pose significant threats to public health and require costly environmental remediation. On October 5, 2011, the container ship MV Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off the port of Tauranga, New Zealand. An estimated 350 tons of oil leaked into the Bay of Plenty’s pristine waters, making the spill the worst maritime environmental disaster in New Zealand’s history.

In an effort to detect pollution and minimize environmental damage, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) requested an activation of the International Charter, a global collaboration that provides rapid access to satellite data to help manage natural and technological disasters. The USGS appointed PDC to manage the project. Working in cooperation with Charter members and the Marine Environment Division of Australia, PDC communicated with Maritime New Zealand to clarify data requirements, coordinated acquisition of relevant data with satellite imagery providers, and processed raw images into usable formats. The satellite imagery provided via the Charter activation was critical to identifying the spread of oil and floating debris, which helped mitigate a potentially larger environmental disaster.

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