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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Looking to RECOVER After the FireA NASA project is providing maps of satellite data to emergency response teams during the Woolsey Fi [...]

Camp Fire Spreads Foul Air in CaliforniaPeople in Northern California and the Central Valley are coughing because of the noxious smoke. [...]

Smoke from Camp Fire Billows Across CaliforniaIn many areas, air quality deteriorated as smoke from the destructive fire spread widely across nort [...]

Flooding in Thailand and CambodiaSeasonal monsoon rains filled low-lying areas with water. [...]

Camp Fire Still Raging in CaliforniaThe fire has become the deadliest in state history. [...]

Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth's interiorSlow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down int [...]

In 1811 and 1812, the region around New Madrid, Missouri, experienced a number of major earthquakes. [...]

White line of algae deaths marks uplift in 2016 Chilean earthquakeA bleached fringe of dead marine algae, strung along the coastlines of two islands off the coast of [...]

Nobody wins in a landslideResearchers are adding specific details on landslides to the Nevada map of known hazards. [...]

Scientists have used data from the European Space Agency (ESA), Gravity field and steady-state Ocean [...]

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