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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Off the coast of Namibia in southern Africa, a near-permanent cloud-bank and a layer of airborne par [...]

Typhoon MegiFor the third time in a month, a powerful tropical cyclone is bearing down on Taiwan. [...]

Puerto Rico Goes DarkA power plant fire left much of the island without electricity. [...]

Smoke and Fires in Central RussiaAerosols from the smoky blazes rose as high at 9 kilometers into the atmosphere. [...]

Soberanes Still BurnsBurning since late July, the Soberanes fire in California has left an extensive mark on the landscap [...]

Resonance in Rainbow BridgeUtah's iconic Rainbow Bridge hums with natural and human-made vibrations, according to a new st [...]

Fracking causes earthquakes, but new research finds way to make it saferInjecting wastewater deep underground as a byproduct of oil and gas extraction techniques that inclu [...]

Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to tak [...]

A “funneling” effect has been a major factor in severe flooding on the River Clyde in recent years, [...]

Ever think about taking a fault's temperature? What would you learn? A unique experiment where [...]

Maryland Severe Storm and Flooding (DR-4279) [...]

Oregon Gold Canyon Fire (FM-5153) [...]

Washington Suncrest Fire (FM-5152) [...]

Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4278) [...]

Idaho Henry's Creek Fire (FM-5151) [...]