Illustration for article titled World Disaster Map Gives You the Big (Terrifying) Picture

The National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications in Hungary has put together a helpful real-time map of global disasters. In this detail, you can see a series of earthquakes that hit Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Russia today, as well as an explosion in Norway and a flood in Finland.

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Of course, these join other disasters such as toxic spills, vehicle accidents and more.

Illustration for article titled World Disaster Map Gives You the Big (Terrifying) Picture
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Updated minute-by-minute in astonishing detail, the AlertMap gives you an interesting perspective on what counts as a "disaster," as well as how they spread across regions. Clicking on each disaster brings up the latest information about it.

Alert Map [via National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications] Thanks, MissMercyStreet!

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