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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After years of crippling drought, record-breaking precipitation washed over California. Satellites o [...]

Fires Rage Near Lake BaikalSeveral pyrocumulus clouds are lofting dense smoke high into the atmosphere. [...]

Tropical Storm Cindy Nears the Gulf CoastTropical Storm Cindy will bring heavy rain to the Gulf Coast. [...]

Smoke and Fire on Bathurst IslandRoughly one-third of the savanna woodlands on these islands burn each year. [...]

Wildfires Light Up PortugalThe blaze burned so brightly that its light was visible at night from space. [...]

Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruptionA spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists t [...]

Flooding risk: America's most vulnerable communitiesFloods are the natural disaster that kill the most people. They are also the most common natural dis [...]

Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faultsCalifornia's earthquake faults continually accumulate stress until they fail in an earthquake. [...]

Volcanic crystals give a new view of magmaVolcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir th [...]

Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generationUnderstanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large e [...]

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