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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Fires in Northwestern SiberiaIn mid July 2016, satellites observed dense smoke over the boreal forests of north-central Russia. [...]

Fuller Fire, ArizonaFire charred forests along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in July 2016. [...]

Hurricane Darby and Tropical Storm Estelle in the Eastern PacificJuly 2016 was a busy time for tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific. [...]

Tide-triggered tremors give clues for earthquake predictionThe triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California's San Andreas Fault reveals depth-de [...]

Super-eruptions may give a year's warning before they blowA microscopic analysis of quartz crystals from an ancient California super-eruption indicates that t [...]

Older people in Japan are more resistant to the impacts of disasters on their health than younger ge [...]

Better understanding post-earthquake fault movementPreparation and good timing enabled researchers to collect a unique data set following the 2014 Sout [...]

The pains and strains of a continental breakupScientists have revealed the underlying mechanics enabling supercontinents to separate. [...]

Oklahoma Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4274) [...]

New Mexico Timberon Fire (FM-5134) [...]

Colorado Cold Spring Fire (FM-5133) [...]

California Sage Fire (FM-5132) [...]

West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4273) [...]