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What are Global Active Hazards?
A hazard is an incident, e.g., earthquake, volcano, tornado, etc., that has reached a threshold where it has become a significant danger to life and property. DAE’s DaaS provides global hazard information. Hazard as a data object has three primary definitions:
When viewing a hazard in the DisasterAWARE application the symbol associated with a hazard will be a composite of these three values. The icon in the center of the symbol is the hazard type. The type of geometry around the icon indicates its category. For example, events are symbolized by circles. This is commonly referred to as the "halo".The color of the "halo" indicates its severity. For example, WARNING level hazards have a red color "halo" to indicate they are the most urgent.