Here is an invaluable resource called the Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications Emergency and Disaster Information Service, or RSOE EDIS for short.

RSOE EDIS reports on a database of emergencies from various sources displayed in a real-time web-based map. They monitor and document all the events on Earth which may cause a disaster or emergency.

Emergency and Disaster Information Service

From the RSOE EDIS Facebook page:

The Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE) operates Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS) within the frame of its own website which has the objective to monitor and document all the events on the Earth which may cause disaster or emergency. Our service is using the speed and the data spectrum of the internet to gather information. We are monitoring and processing several foreign organisation’s data to get quick and certified information.

 

The EDIS website operated together by the General-Directorate of National Disaster Management (OKF) and RSOE, in co-operation with the Crisis Management Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides useful information regarding emergency situations and their prevention. Extraordinary events happening in Hungary, Europe and other areas of the World are being monitored in 24 hours per day. All events processed by RSOE EDIS are displayed near real time – for the sake of international compatibility – according to the CAP protocol on a secure website (https://hisz.rsoe.hu/). To ensure clear transparency all events are categorized separately in the RSS,XML, CAP directory (e.g. earthquake, fire, flood, landslide, nuclear event, tornado, vulcano). RSOE EDIS also contributes in dissemination of the CAP protocol in Hungary.

 

Beside the official information, with the help of special programs nearly 9-1000 internet press publications will be monitored and the publication containing predefined keywords will be processed. However, these “news” cannot be considered as official and reliable information, but many times we have learnt critical information from the internet press. We are screening the incoming information and storing in a central database sorted by category.

 

Zsolt Boszormenyi
Head of EDIS

 

The RSOE EDIS Alert Map is a useful tool when you need to know what is happening around the world in an emergency or disaster situation.

This screenshot shows the entire world, but you can use their filters to zoom in on a particular area.

Plotted on the map are the various emergencies found in the EDIS database, with a different icon for each type of emergency. Clicking on the icon will provide some information on the event, with a details link with more information.

Scroll down the page and you will see the current emergencies, short time events, and long time or rolling events along with type of event, location, and level of danger. After that events are listed by events like earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, volcanic activity and even Earth approaching objects.

This is a great place to check-in daily just to know what is happening in your area so you can be prepared.