Incidents

Definition

"Relevant to incidents for any hazards including natural event, civil activities and policing"

Shape

Incidents within the All Hazards Symbology Set are represented by a 'diamond' bound

List of Symbol Names

Air Incident - Confirmed

Landslide - Confirmed

Rail Incident - Confirmed

Thunderstorm - Confirmed

Tsunami - Confirmed

Flood - Confirmed

Landslide - Unconfirmed

Rail Incident - Unconfirmed

Thunderstorm - Unconfirmed

Tsunami - Unconfirmed

General Incident - Confirmed

Marine Incident - Confirmed

Storm Surge - Confirmed

Tropical Cyclone - Confirmed

Vehicle Incident - Confirmed

General Incident - Unconfirmed

Marine Incident - Unconfirmed

Storm Surge - Unconfirmed

Tropical Cyclone - Unconfirmed

Note: the next version will make the above list a dynamic menu.

Symbol Descriptions

Air Incident - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:07:52 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Occurrences during the operation of an aircraft in which any person involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage (EMA).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Flood - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:08:02 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The overflowing by water of the normal confines of a stream or other body of water, or the accumulation of water by drainage over areas which are not normally submerged (WMO).

Comments:

nil

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General Incident - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:34:27 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Any unplanned event requiring emergency intervention (AIIMS).

Comments:

Related to the Unconfirmed Symbol

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Symbol proportions may slightly

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General Incident - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:34:23 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Any unplanned event requiring emergency intervention (AIIMS).

Comments:

Related to the Confirmed Symbol

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Landslide - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:08:11 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A landslide is the movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope.
They result from the failure of the materials which make up the hill slope and are driven by the force of
gravity. Landslides are known also as landslips, slumps or slope failure
(Geoscience Australia)

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Landslide - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:08:20 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A landslide is the movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope.
They result from the failure of the materials which make up the hill slope and are driven by the force of
gravity. Landslides are known also as landslips, slumps or slope failure
(Geoscience Australia)

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Marine Incident - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:08:31 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Occurrences during the operation of a boat or ship in which any person
involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the boat or ship receives substantial damage
(modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Marine Incident - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:08:38 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Occurrences during the operation of a boat or ship in which any person
involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the boat or ship receives substantial damage
(modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Rail Incident - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:14:05 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Occurrences during the operation of a train in which any person involved
suffers death or serious injury or in which the train receives substantial
damage (modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Rail Incident - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:11 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Occurrences during the operation of a train in which any person involved
suffers death or serious injury or in which the train receives substantial
damage (modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Storm Surge - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:14:08 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The difference between the actual water level under influence of a meteorological disturbance (storm tide) and the level which would have been attained in the absence
of the meteorological disturbance (i.e. astronomical tide) (WMO).

Comments:

nil

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Storm Surge - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:26 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The difference between the actual water level under influence of a meteorological disturbance (storm tide) and the level which would have been attained in the absence
of the meteorological disturbance (i.e. astronomical tide) (WMO).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

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Thunderstorm - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:14:11 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Sudden electrical discharges manifested by a flash of light (lightning) and a sharp or rumbling
sound (thunder) (WMO).
Often accompanied by squalls and/or precipitation (Rain and/or Hail)" (BoM Weather Service Handbook 1992).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

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Thunderstorm - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:03 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Sudden electrical discharges manifested by a flash of light (lightning) and a sharp or rumbling
sound (thunder) (WMO).
Often accompanied by squalls and/or precipitation (Rain and/or Hail)" (BoM Weather Service Handbook 1992).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Tropical Cyclone - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:14:14 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Tropical cyclones are intense low pressure systems which form over
warm ocean waters at low
latitudes. Tropical cyclones are associated with strong winds, torrential rain and storm surges (in coastal areas) (BoM).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Tropical Cyclone - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:08 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Tropical cyclones are intense low pressure systems which form over
warm ocean waters at low
latitudes. Tropical cyclones are associated with strong winds, torrential rain and storm surges (in coastal areas) (BoM).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Tsunami - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:14:18 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically
hundreds of kilometres) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean
(BoM).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

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Tsunami - Unconfirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:01 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Unconfirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically
hundreds of kilometres) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean
(BoM).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Vehicle Incident - Confirmed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:14:23 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Confirmed

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Occurrences during the operation of a wheeled or tracked vehicle in which
any person involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the vehicle receives substantial damage (modification of EMA Air Incident).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol