Geohazards

Geohazards are extreme phenomena that are hazardous to society and the human environment due to their location, intensity, and frequency. This section focused on coverage and understanding of catastrophic geohazards, so the public has the knowledge they need to improve preparedness, response, and resilience.

ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this Philippines earthquake): View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map What happened: A strong earthquake hit the southern Philippines on Monday. The epicenter was located in the southern part of Mindanao, 50 kilometers southwest of Davao City. According to the Philippine volcanology and seismology department (Phivolcs), the
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ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Acapulco de Juárez): View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map General data about this earthquake: Time (UTC): 2022-08-11 19:40 Magnitude: 3.5 Depth: 13.0 km Maximum intensity: 3.5 (EMS scale) Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done. Nearby places
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ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Puebla): View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map General data about this earthquake: Time (UTC): 2022-08-11 20:44 Magnitude: 3.6 Depth: 10.0 km (Given depths of 10 km are often provided automatically by earthquake surveys if the exact depth was not located yet.) Maximum intensity: 3.8 (EMS scale) Given
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ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Sapporo): View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map General data about this earthquake: Time (UTC): 2022-08-11 20:54 Magnitude: 3.7 Depth: 20.0 km Maximum intensity: 2.2 (EMS scale) Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done. Nearby places
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Rainiest place on planet Earth for a reason. A record-high rainfall is reported in NE-NW of India especially in Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu Kashmir on 17 June 2022. There seems to be no respite from floods and landslides across the region of Assam, Haflong railway tracks are devastated by flood
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Heavy flooding devastated Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities on June 13, 2022, washing out roads and bridges, and cutting off electricity. The park officials evacuated tourists from parts of the iconic park at the peak of the summer tourist season. Severe flooding due to unprecedented heavy precipitation on top of
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Seven artisanal miners including children were reported dead by a landslide on June 9 at a gold mining site in Belita, east region, Cameroun. Hundreds of artisanal miners are digging regularly for gold in abandoned mines in the region. The landslide occurred in a mine left by a mining company.
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The Ya'an earthquake in Sichuan Province, southwest China occurred at around 5 p.m. local time on June 1st, 2022. It has triggered landslides in the area. Hence, several people were killed and dozens injured, as reported by Chinese news outlets. We classify the landslide type as rockslides, mudslides, and rockfalls.
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A fire broke out in Landiras in Gironde south of Bordeaux, France. The burned scar rose from 400 hectares by Tuesday evening to 6,000 hectares overnight. A total of 5000 people were evacuated from nearby municipalities including Saint-Magne, Belin-Béliet, Hostens, and the Landes. 500 emergency services including firefighters and firefighting helicopters
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A fire broke out in Berlin's Grunewald Forest, which was apparently triggered by an unintentional explosion at the police training site. A major challenge is a drought and the 50 tons of ammunition stored there at the blast site. According to the fire department, no one was injured in the explosion.
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A wildfire is burning along Germany and Czech Republic border in Saxon Switzerland National Park.  The fire burned more than 60 hectares of forest.  The village of Hřensko was evacuated, and some houses already burned down. Disaster emergency level for Bad Schandau and Sebnitz to prepare for possible evacuations but only
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A wildfire is burning District Elbe-Elster in Brandenburg. The fire started on July 25 and as of today, the fire burns more than 800 hectares of forest.  The local communities of Kölsa and Rehfeld were evacuated. Evacuation has been planned for Marxdorf as well. So far, one pig farm has burned
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Heavy flooding devastated Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities on June 13, 2022, washing out roads and bridges, and cutting off electricity. The park officials evacuated tourists from parts of the iconic park at the peak of the summer tourist season. Severe flooding due to unprecedented heavy precipitation on top of
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More than 6000 earthquakes have hit the Reykjanes peninsula in southwestern Iceland over the past few days, leading to rockfalls, damaged buildings, and widespread tension among residents. Shaky days, especially for the capital Reykjavik. A new episode of magmatic activity beneath the volcano Fagradalsfjall that erupted in 2021 is responsible
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