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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Detwiler FireWildfire struck rugged woodlands near Yosemite, causing sporadic evacuations of nearby towns and spr [...]

Fires Along the Adriatic CoastWildfires scorched land near the coasts of Croatia and Montenegro. [...]

Forest Fires Blanket British Columbia with SmokeDry weather, stressed forests, and lightning fueled several dangerous wildfires. [...]

Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of the Tibetan PlateauGeoscientists have long puzzled over the mechanism that created the Tibetan Plateau, but a new study [...]

Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth's arc volcanoesA new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes tha [...]

'Shadow network' keeps communities safe from deadly volcano'Shadow networks' linking volunteers with authorities can help keep some of the millions o [...]

Sea cave preserves 5,000-year snapshot of tsunamisScientists digging in a sea cave in Indonesia have discovered the world's most pristine record [...]

New research uses satellites to predict end of volcanic eruptionsInfrared satellite data could be used to predict when lava flow-forming eruptions will end, research [...]

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