Global Incident Map

Something is happening somewhere in the world every minute. Mayhem. terror, and other suspicious activities make the planet a frighteningly busy place. You don't have to be morbid to want to know what's going on. The Global Incident Map website is an incredible tool for keeping up with current terrorist activities, among other things. The interactive world map flashes in the area on the map where an event has taken place. The free version is 24-48 hours delayed but well worth seeing. If you join, more details become available. The Global Incident Map boasts members of several U.S. military organizations, law enforcement, Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments and other federal agencies. It is also appreciated by individuals who like to stay informed. The website's moderators are friendly and easily accessible. Following are some features of this site.


TERROR -

The first page of the Global Incident Map site keeps track of terrorist incidents around the world. A ticker tape strip below the map announces recent alerts and activity. As an example, today in the Ukraine a bomb ripped through a Ukrainian cathedral killing 1 and injuring 8. This is where you find your breaking news. The map itself is amazingly alive flashing where events of suspicious activity or terror attacks occurred. Paid subscribers to the site can hover their cursor over the icons and see exactly what's happening there. The map can be viewed as a satellite or hybrid image as well.


EARTHQUAKES -

A new feature of this website is an up-to-date report of earthquake activity around the globe. The map indicates the location of the quake with a circle. The color and size of the circle determines the strength of the earthquake. Hovering over it will give you the city and magnitude and approximate time. Below the map, a list of all recent earthquake activity is provided including information about the time, date, region, magnitude and depth. A link for even more details is available. The Global Incident Map imports this data from the USGS feed.


AVIATION -

There's plenty of people flying the friendly skies at any given time. Unfortunately the large amount of air traffic gives rise to increasing occurrences of accidents and crashes. The Global Incident Map website provides "a continuously updated global display" of non-terror aviation mishaps and events. Not only can you see the areas on the world map where an event has taken place, an ongoing list of the 100 newest incidents and breaking news is featured below the map. This comprehensive site even offers the opportunity to search for aviation news by incident, country or date. Well worth your time.


TERRORISM PREDICTION -

This feature of the Global Incident Map website can almost be scary. It highlights predictive intelligence about suspicious events by type and location. You can search by month, week or day. Each type of potential incident is listed and you can click on the "map" link to see where the danger lies. You can also search by country. As an example - there is a 100% chance that some sort of explosive will go off in Bangladesh in the next month but only an 8% chance that this will occur in Bermuda. It's easy to spend a lot of time on this feature.


FOREST FIRES -

Here you can keep up with forest fires, wildfires and brush fires in North America. The 30 newest events are listed beneath the interactive map. By clicking on a particular fire incident, a new window will open with detailed information. It will tell you how many acres are involved, whether there are structures in danger and how the firefighting is progressing. A map of the exact area is also displayed. If you live in the United States, Canada or Mexico this feature of the Global Incident Map website may be of interest to you.


PRESIDENTIAL THREAT -

This map displays a running list of suspicious activity and threats to the White House and the U.S. presidency. Like other maps on this site, it is updated continuously and hovering over the flashing orbs will provide more detail. The worldwide threats are numerous and include incidents found on blogs and Twitter. The breaking news section features the 100 most recent events. Links to the source of the information are provided when you pursue individual details.


AMBER ALERT -

For anyone whose child has gone missing in the United States, the Amber Alert just may literally be a lifesaver. The Global Incident Map website participates in this by offering an ongoing interactive map of where a child has disappeared. Beneath the map a list of the children who thankfully were found is available as well as a list of those still missing. Again details of the incidents are available with a click. There is even a section that lets us know where there was an attempted abduction. This is a great public service by the Global Incident Map folks.


BORDER SECURITY -

This comprehensive feature of the site covers a lot of ground. It not only highlights North American border incidents, but remains up to date with immigration issues. Here you can find information and links to border weapons trafficking, violence, human trafficking, narcotics, and kidnapping activity. Besides all that, you can find links to immigration policy and politics, Homeland Security reports, the Mexican mafia and more. Of all the sections on the Global Incident Map website this one encompasses broader detail with the issues at hand.


DRUGS -

This global display of major drug interdictions is also continually updated. Newest worldwide events are highlighted. Incidents in this section are broken up into type of drug involved including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, steroids and even OxyContin. You can learn about recent multi-drug raids, arrests and discoveries. You can also search by country, date or type of drug.


GANGS -

I never knew so many gangs existed in North America until I discovered this site. The Global Incident Map separates the information by gang name and location. Everything from street or motorcycles gangs to drive-by shootings to weapons trafficking is covered here. You can learn about hate crimes have been committed or what the Aryan Brotherhood is up to. This section also offers a neat link to gang graffiti and tattoos. Many links include videos.


OUTBREAKS -

The Global Incident Map website provides a great public service with this section. They keep track of any new confirmed outbreaks of not only H1N1 swine flu but the avian flu as well. The 50 newest events around the world are listed and when clicked on will provide any detail. Breaking news is constantly updated. Each click will bring up a map where the flu outbreak is located. If you think these outbreaks are old news, this site will make you think again.


HAZMAT -

Also covered are dangerous Hazmat situations occurring in North America. These include chemical spills, fuel, oil and gas spills, fumes, leaks, explosives, fires and other hazardous threats. False alarms are also reported. You can read the full article about the event after clicking on the "details" link. As an example today a gas leak in Melbourne, Florida prompted an evacuation. It was caused by an accidental cutting of a gas line by construction workers. It is amazing how many of these events occur.


Here is the link to Global Incident Map website ----

http://www.globalincidentmap.com/map.php



I am not affiliated with GlobalIncidentMap.com in any way but thought it was an informative and interesting site to share. The folks there are always open to suggestion and have live support. Check it out.



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William F. Torpey 6 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

Fascinating information, suziecat7. I never imagined there was a site that kept track of all these incidents in such detail. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

It really is a wonderful site, William. Thanks for reading.


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

It certainly is interesting.Glad to know about it.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Dahoglund - Thanks for stopping by.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful share. I never knew a site like this existed. I will have to go and have a look and get hooked:-)


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

It's pretty interesting, Saddlerider. The more I snooped around, the more I realized that it is a very dense site. Thanks for commenting.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Hi, suziecat. Just when I think I've seen almost everything, something new comes along. Thanks for introducing me to this global incident map. Fascinating!


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sheila b. 6 years ago

And here I've been trying to keep track of terror attacks by reading newspapers from around the world. Gosh, this is great to know about. Thanks so much for the information.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Wow what a fasinating hub, it simply awesome information, brave to you for sharing this well informed information. Your fan, darlene


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Thanks for a fascinating and overwhelming article. There is so much going on, it makes me want to hide under the covers.


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Fascinating seems to be the word of choice. It is indeed a fascinating Hub & somewhat disturbing. Thank you for putting it all together & sharing it. Much to consider.


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jim10 6 years ago from ma

It seems really cool and I would like to try it. But, was hesitant when they required my address and phone number. How much is it to join?


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GusTheRedneck 6 years ago from USA

Very nice Susiecat!

Gus :-)))


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Fascinating is true - I'm not sure I should keep looking at it because it might scare the old lady right out of me...but great information. I think it is better that we know though than NOT know!


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Drbj - It is pretty fascinating. I've known about it for awhile but really delved into it with this Hub. Thanks for reading.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Sheila - you are welcome.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Darlene - You're a wonderful fan. Thank you so much.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

BP - I hear ya - it's a scary world out there.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Ken - I found the gang information quite disturbing. I really didn't realize there was dtill so much of that these days. Thanks for commenting.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Jim - you don't have to join to get the basic information but I think it's about $20.00 a month. Not cheap.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Gus! Great of you to come by.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Interesting.. I had no idea!!


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thx for the article:)


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drcrischasse 6 years ago from NH/Foxboro

Awesome. One of the best hubs I have ever seen, and I mean that!!


HB360 6 years ago

Hey, nice info, n nice hub too..

Actually i was searching for some info like this, n thnx.. to you..

the last video n last two pics are so nice..!!


sandieganliz 6 years ago

REALLY WISH I COULD BOOKMARK THIS, BUT I THINK THEY TOOK OUT THAT FEATURE!!! Anyone know why?


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

akirchner - I'm not sure if it's better to know or not. Thanks for reading, my friend.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Dr. Chasse - Thank you.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

suzie - this sure would be a valuable tool for people who travel as well as people who just want to know what's going on. If my sons all lived at home, they'd be there, checking out all the horrible stuff. I think that I will look for earthquakes - they are interesting, and you gotta wonder if you'd see a pattern.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

Wow - this seems pretty crazy. Who keeps track of all of this stuff? I can see where it would be informative but at the same time kind of scary, I mean what is someone developed something like this to actually keep track of law-abiding citizens for all the world to see. That could be a major breech of privacy. Just my thoughts.


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Seakay 6 years ago from Florida

I feel better just knowing we are sort of on top of things. What if we had no knowledge of this at all? What if we didn't bother to monitor it at all? Some of it seems self evident but when one realizes the magnitude and depth of this, could be very scary!


loriamoore 6 years ago

Lots of stuff happening!


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thank you all for stopping by. Cari Jean - it is mostly governments and law enforcement that keep up with all this. It is scary. Seakay - It's hard to believe all this is happening at one time.


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Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Suziecat...Wow...amazing and good to know the site is there, but I am not sure I want to check it out each day...I'd be hiding under the bed! LOL


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Another great hub from you. I know it looks terrible when it happen in this beautiful world. But we can't deny it, right! I just pray for us. Although it looks scary but we have to face this, no matter what. I learn much from you, Sizie. Vote this Up.

Prasetio


WK 6 years ago

Thanks for comments. Great work suziecat!

Researcher

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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Scribenet - I hear ya.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Prasetio - Thanks for your kind words. Praying for us is not a bad idea.


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

Interesting suxiecat. I didn't even know such a thing existed. A person could stay transfixed in front of that thing for hours. Good informative reading. (:v


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I think I shall only use this in emergencies. It would just be too depressing otherwise.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Very interesting! I enjoyed your informative Hub. Thank you for educating me about this.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Valerie - Yes, it can get absorbing. Thanks for your interest.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Ethel - you're right. Sometimes not knowing these things is better. Thanks for your comment.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

James - Good of you to stop by - glad you enjoyed.


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

What a great resource--thanks for sharing the info about this site.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

R Talloni - You are welcome.


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andromida 6 years ago

Glad stuff suzi,I was actually looking for sites giving information about the statistics of earthquake.Thank you so much :)


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia

Very good coverage on this subject. You wrote it perfectly. All this really comes to mind due to the tornadoes down south recently and all the flooding. Very well put. Have a nice day Suzie.


BArnett 4 years ago

earthquake map not working


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suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

BArnett - Probably a glitch - I'm sure they'll fix it soon.


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Wow...what a great resource that so few know about. Great hub!


Cynthia Powell 3 years ago

Please offer a page for volcano activity around the world.

I visit your site throughout the day and just want to say a

Thank You.


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Cynthia - It's not my site but maybe they will read this.


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Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

Thank you for introducing us to this information. I had personally never heard of it before, and now I'm going to have to go there and bookmark it. Great hub!

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