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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A Broad View of Flooding in the CarolinasRivers swelled from the torrential rains of Hurricane Florence. [...]

Fires ablaze in northeastern UtahTwo lightning-caused fires have burned over 100,000 acres and are still yet to be fully contained. [...]

Florence Inundates the CarolinasAs the Carolinas flood from Hurricane Florence, NASA is providing valuable information for rescue an [...]

Mangkhut Swamps LuzonNorthern Luzon took a direct hit from the super typhoon, bringing disastrous winds and rainfall. [...]

From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate changePrinceton geologists used tiny zircon crystals found in volcanic ash to rewrite the timeline for the [...]

Geoscientists find unexpected 'deep creep'  near San Andreas, San Jacinto faultsA new analysis of thousands of very small earthquakes in the San Bernardino basin suggests that the [...]

Most fire in Florida goes undetectedA new study indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the numb [...]

Fire weather prediction improvingScientists have created a new fire-weather prediction tool that works with the same weather models t [...]

A new study finds that industry-certified particle masks are most effective at protecting people fro [...]

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