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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Snow and Ash Above KatmaiThis plume of ash traces its origins to the 1912 eruption of the Novarupta volcano. [...]

Fires in IsraelIn November, thousands of people were forced to flee Haifa. [...]

Powerful Earthquake Exposes New Land Near KaikouraThe quake lifted rocks, seaweed, and creatures above the water line in some coastal areas of New Zea [...]

Fires Continue to Rage in the SoutheastSatellites captured imagery of fires burning near Gatlinburg during the day and night. [...]

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution200 million years of geological evolution of a fault in Earth’s crust has recently been dated. These [...]

Cyclic change within magma reservoirs significantly affects the explosivity of volcanic eruptionsTemperature and water content cycles within magma reservoirs, and this is linked to eruptive style o [...]

Groundwater helium level could signal potential risk of earthquakeA relationship between helium levels in groundwater and the amount of stress exerted on inner rock l [...]

With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerab [...]

What's up with Madagascar?The island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa was largely unexplored seismically until recently. [...]

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