Natural Hazards

The Natural Hazards Section  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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Scarcely Seen Scandinavian FiresRecord-breaking hot and dry conditions have spurred historic wildfire outbreaks in far northern Euro [...]

Summer Blooms in North American LakesCyanobacteria have become a regular summer phenomenon in Lake Okeechobee and Lake Erie. [...]

Iceberg Towers over Greenland VillageIn July 2018, an iceberg weighing 11 million tons parked just offshore of Innaarsuit, a small island [...]

Sound waves reveal enormous diamond cache deep in Earth's interiorSound waves reveal a surprisingly large diamond cache deep in Earth's interior, researchers rep [...]

Deep subterranean connection between two Japan volcanoesScientists have confirmed for the first time that radical changes of one volcano in southern Japan w [...]

New model quantifies communities' vulnerability to the spread of fireDisaster-mitigation experts wanted to bring attention to the complexity of the so-called wildland-ur [...]

Researchers have reconstructed the 1929 Grand Banks underwater avalanche to better understand these [...]

Upper and lower plate controls on the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquakeResearchers have been studying the great Tohoku-oki earthquake which occurred on March 11, 2011, to [...]

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