Earth Alerts is a freeware program which lets you monitor disaster alerts around the world in near real time. That’s right, now you can learn about natural disasters and suchlike way ahead of the BBC. Or maybe even Twitter. Just choose your favourite species of disaster (mm…I fancy a bit of Tsunami Tuesday today), grab some popcorn and settle down to an evening of fun and hilarity. Better than Lost and so satisfying to know it’s not you or yours dying out there.
Earth Alerts is a Windows-based application that allows you to monitor in near real-time a variety of natural hazard events that are occurring anywhere around the world. Alert notifications, reports, and imagery provide the user with a convenient way to view natural phenomenon as they occur, whether close to home or some far-flung corner of the globe! Earth Alerts uses a variety of online resources provided by organizations such as the National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution (just to name a few), to identify what sort of activities “Mother Earth” is currently dishing out on the planet.