Natural Disasters

  • EOS News
28 Nov 2017

Agung Volcano is currently erupting.

After over one month of intense seismic activity, during which the alert level at Agung was 4 (the highest), on 29 October 2017, at 4:00pm local time, the alert level was lowered to 3 (eruption imminent). This was due to a strong decrease in the number of earthquakes surrounding Agung, as well as a reduction in the seismic energy and amplitude of these quakes. 

Post-Disaster Damage Assessments: Room for Improvement?

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, destroying buildings and infrastructure across 31 of Nepal’s 70 districts. Approximately 9,000 people lost their lives to the earthquake that day, 22,000 suffered from injuries, and eight million were affected. I arrived in Kathmandu one week after the quake to support the government of Nepal in various response and recovery activities.

New York City at Risk of Flooding Every Decade - Climate Study Shows

Our Earth is warming. In fact, the planet’s average temperature has risen by 0.6°C over the past century, and is projected to rise another 2 to 6°C over the next hundred years. Small changes in the average temperature of the planet can translate to large and potentially dangerous shifts in climate and weather.

  • Earth In The News
06 Jul 2017

Map of the magnitude-6.5 earthquake in central Philippines on 6 July 2017 (Source:</body></html>

How did the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Change Earth’s Rotation?

The devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake in northeastern Japan was a record-breaker on many levels. The magnitude-9.0 quake was Japan’s largest recorded and the world’s fourth biggest earthquake since 1900. Most terribly, it unleashed a 39-metre high tsunami, killing almost 16,000 people and causing a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

  • EOS News
21 Oct 2016

In the afternoon of 21 October 2016, a moderate earthquake (Mw 6.2) struck the city of Kurayoshi, located on the northern coast of weste

  • Earth In The News
24 Aug 2016
  • EOS News
16 Apr 2016

On 14 April 2016, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurred north of Kumamoto, Japan.

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