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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Another Typhoon Hits the PhilippinesTyphoon Haima is the second typhoon in the span of a week to bring heavy wind and rain to the Philip [...]

Hurricane Nicole’s Cold Water WakeHurricanes feed off of warm ocean surfaces, consuming the heat and dragging up cool water from below [...]

Typhoon Sarika Over the PhilippinesThe storm brought high winds and heavy rains to the Philippines before heading toward China and Viet [...]

Evaluating forecasting models for predicting rainfall from tropical cyclonesTo help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new research examines how accurate cu [...]

Earthquake series cause uplift variations at continental marginsA new mechanism may explain how great earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M7 are linked to coast [...]

Geologist explores minerals below Earth's surfaceA geology researcher is going deep below Earth's surface to understand how some of the most abu [...]

Geologists have traced magma movement beneath Mt. Cameroon volcano, which will help monitoring for f [...]

Exhaling Earth: Scientists closer to forecasting volcanic eruptionsOn average, 40 volcanoes on land erupt into the atmosphere each month, while scores of others on the [...]

Wisconsin Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-4288) [...]

Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4287) [...]

Colorado Junkins Fire (FM-5157) [...]

Nevada Little Valley Fire (FM-5156) [...]

South Carolina Hurricane Matthew (DR-4286) [...]