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Some people like to be updated with all the news about natural hazard events that occur globally or in their vicinity. Earth Alerts offers a simple yet effective solution for doing exactly that.
Earth Alerts is a tool that works exclusively online. One of the best things about this program is that the data that it offers is completely accurate. The application gathers information from multiple resources such as the U.S Geological Survey, the National Weather Institute etc. to give you data about the latest natural events.
As I’m sure you’ve guessed from its name, Earth Alerts will actually alert you about natural hazards in your vicinity and about the ones with global impact. It deals with a wide array of events like earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, landslides, wild land fires and severe weather conditions. The program provides news feeds, images and even maps or charts of the incidents.
Another thing that I liked is that after you’ve set the geographical locations that you are interested in, the program will provide you with a lot of useful data such as weather forecasts and will even give you quick access to images from the regional radars and satellite photos.
In my opinion, if you are interested in natural events, then Earth Alerts is a great program to have. Although it takes a while for the application to download the information required for your location, this small drawback can be overlooked.
- Offers weather forecasts for your location
- Gives easy access to regional radars and satellite images
- Keeps you updated with the latest news
- It takes a while for the program to download the data for the locations that you select
- Doesn't offer the same functionality for people located outside the US as it can not access the resources required