This site is called the Global Incident Map site. The page I like to look at most often is the one about earthquakes, which is here: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/ This page is constantly being updated to tell you what's shaking, so to speak. I checked out the site at about 11:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, which was when I was getting ready to start writing my blog entry, and I will tell you about some of the earthquakes I saw listed then. But by the time I post this blog entry Thursday morning, I'll bet a whole bunch of new quakes will have happened.
First of all, I was surprised to find out that there had been an earthquake right here in Missouri, down in the southeast part, only 30 minutes before I looked at the site. It was just a little quake, only 2.7 on the Richter scale. There had been some bigger earthquakes four or five hours before that, like for example one in Fiji that was a magnitude 5, and one in Argentina that was a 4.9.
|A cow with foot-and-mouth disease|
The very first swine flu victim of this year was in Pindi, Pakistan. Uganda has ebola virus, and Australia has a few cases of avian flu. The disease map also tells about animals that are getting sick, which is one reason why I think it's a scary map. For example, in China, there are animals with foot-and-mouth disease. In Armenia, two cows died of anthrax, and in Kruger National Park in South Africa, thirty hippos also died from anthrax. Yikes! Closer to home, in Springfield, Missouri, more than 100 birds were found dead near a certain intersection. And the most scary thing of all is that there were two new cases of canine brucellosis in Argentina.
There's a map about Border Security Issues, and I was shocked to learn from this map that two male humans had been caught smuggling drugs in California on the Del Mar Dog Beach. I hope they weren't doing anything bad to the dogs!