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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Dust Above the Gobi DesertSpringtime means more active dust storms in this part of China. [...]

Etna EruptsThe volcano produced streams of lava in March 2017. [...]

Dust Obscures the Red SeaDust from African deserts often veils the Red Sea. [...]

Gray Plume Over the Sea of JapanThe plume comes at a time of year when cold winter air exacerbates air pollution. [...]

Ashland in AshesRanching communities in Kansas are reeling after a wildfire charred grasslands and killed livestock. [...]

Sinking of seal beach wetlands tied to ancient quakesWhen geologists went in search for evidence of ancient tsunamis along Southern California’s coastal [...]

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same timeArsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak [...]

Dissection of the 2015 Bonin deep earthquakeResearchers have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Ja [...]

A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to snowball EarthWhat caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth [...]

The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction [...]

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