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AGU Focus Group on Natural Hazards…
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  • established in 2008
  • fosters geophysical hazard studies — droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods, heat waves, landslides, space weather, storms, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, impact by near-Earth objects, and related events
  • establishes links between extreme natural hazards and dynamic processes on Earth and in space
  • focuses on real-time and long-term monitoring of Earth and Space active processes; quantitative natural-hazard modeling; studying predictability of natural extreme events
  • concentrates on the development of solid links between geophysical sciences and mathematical, engineering, and social sciences communities and users of knowledge concerning natural hazards
  • works in cooperation with and provides a bridge to similar efforts by the global programs of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), International Council for Science (ICSU), U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISRD), and other national, regional and international bodies

Natural Hazards News

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Landslide in Southern KyrgyzstanDebris spread more than 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the source to the toe of the landslide. [...]

Breakdown of an Ice ArchAn arch of pack ice usually prevents Arctic sea ice from flowing down the Nares Strait. That arch br [...]

Ashfall from ShiveluchShiveluch is one of the largest and most active volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. [...]

Wave Clouds Over Bristol BayThe wave-like appearance of clouds over Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska are the result of colliding [...]

Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the worldGeochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic [...]

The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported his [...]

Aftermath of supereruption shows Toba magma system's great sizeThe rare but spectacular eruptions of supervolcanoes can cause massive destruction and affect climat [...]

From where will the next big earthquake hit the city of Istanbul?Scientists reckon with an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or greater in this region in the coming y [...]

The Campi Flegrei Volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, ac [...]

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