Natural Hazards

The Natural Hazards Focus Group  focuses within AGU on studies of geophysical hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods, heat waves, landslides, space weather, storms, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, impact by near-Earth objects, and related events. Read more

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Heat Wave Breaks Records in AustraliaTemperatures soared in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. [...]

Fires Threaten ChristchurchIn mid-February 2017, wildfires near Christchurch, New Zealand, spurred the evacuation of more than [...]

Widespread Snowfall in AfghanistanHeavy snow from late January to early February 2017 could lead to flooding later in the season. [...]

Tropical Cyclone DineoTropical Cyclone Dineo gains strength as it heads toward Mozambique. [...]

Drought Turns to Deluge in CaliforniaA series of winter storms have pushed reservoirs in the Sacramento Valley to the brim—and one dam to [...]

A study into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution af [...]

Seismicity in the Pacific Northwest is well documented and includes recent seismic activity on fault [...]

Ventura fault could cause stronger shaking, new research findsThe fault under Ventura, California, would likely cause stronger shaking during an earthquake and mo [...]

Scientists uncover huge 1.8 million square kilometers reservoir of melting carbon under Western United StatesNew research describes how scientists have used the world's largest array of seismic sensors to [...]

The movements of Earth's tectonic plates shape the face of our planet. The sinking of one plate [...]

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