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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Smoke from the Thomas FireThe Thomas fire is now the fourth largest wildfire on record in California. [...]

A Band of Snow in the SoutheastAn unusual storm blanketed parts of the Deep South with snow. [...]

Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoesScientists provide evidence, for the first time, that a subtle tipping point of the chemistry of mag [...]

On Christmas Day 2016, the earth trembled in southern Chile. In the same region, the strongest earth [...]

The planet’s largest landslides happen on submarine volcanoesLarge volume submarine landslides, triggered by the inception and growth of submarine volcanos, repr [...]

New Tongan island made of 'tuff' stuff, likely to persist years, NASA showsIn late December 2014, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a [...]

A new report offers a framework to guide federal, tribal, state and local agencies, community groups [...]

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