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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Landslide in Southern KyrgyzstanDebris spread more than 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the source to the toe of the landslide. [...]

Breakdown of an Ice ArchAn arch of pack ice usually prevents Arctic sea ice from flowing down the Nares Strait. That arch br [...]

Ashfall from ShiveluchShiveluch is one of the largest and most active volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. [...]

Wave Clouds Over Bristol BayThe wave-like appearance of clouds over Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska are the result of colliding [...]

Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the worldGeochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic [...]

The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported his [...]

Aftermath of supereruption shows Toba magma system's great sizeThe rare but spectacular eruptions of supervolcanoes can cause massive destruction and affect climat [...]

From where will the next big earthquake hit the city of Istanbul?Scientists reckon with an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or greater in this region in the coming y [...]

The Campi Flegrei Volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, ac [...]

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