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How vulnerable is the coast of Bali? Tsunami Simulations for Indonesia

The Alfred Wegener Institute provides an interactive tsunami map for a public audience – for media, experts and travelers in Indonesia

09.03.2018 · Natural hazards / Tsunami
Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
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Thunderstorm activity in central and western Europe

Thunderstorm frequency fluctuates strongly even on small spatial scales. In addition, it varies significantly from year to year, which can partly be explained...

22.08.2017 · Natural hazards / Thunderstorm
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Increasing Flood Risk in the Mekong Delta – A Homemade Problem?

Human encroachment on the river system or natural factors: what are the influences and how heavily do they factor in? Researchers at the GFZ quantitatively...

18.08.2017 · Natural hazards / Flood
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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“Tempat Evakuasi Sementara” saves lives during the tsunami

What should travellers to Indonesia do in the event of a tsunami? Which locations are safe? The GFZ “Tsunami” leaflet provides detailed information.

04.07.2017 · Natural hazards / Tsunami
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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The ultimate natural hazard: supereruptions

Supereruptions represent enormous natural disasters which potentially impact the whole planet. They are unlike any other known and documented eruption.

06.06.2017 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Scientists discovered five submarine volcanoes north of New Zealand

An international team of scientists took rock samples at depths up to 8800m. Research will provide valuable insight into the earth’s past.

20.04.2017 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Coastal cities are sinking dramatically

The alluvial soil in coastal plains can barely stand up to the pressures of groundwater extraction. But this is not the only reason that cities are sinking.

22.03.2017 · Natural hazards / Land subsidence
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Man-made earthquakes

The enormous load exerted by dam reservoirs resulted in the strongest ever induced earthquake. An interview with Prof. Dr. Marco Bohnhoff.

16.02.2017 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Colima – Living in the shadows of an active volcano

The geologist Irving Munguia talks about his experience of living with an active volcano.

12.02.2017 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Extremely rare series of thunderstorms

Meteorological analysis of the severe thunderstorm episode in May and June 2016 in Germany

01.02.2017 · Natural hazards / Flood
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Picture gallery of the tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean

In 2014, on December 26 the tenth anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean is commemorated. Components of the early warning system are explained...

26.12.2016 · Natural hazards / Tsunami
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Kilauea Volcano - Hawaii

Hot lava is erupting from Kilauea volcano for months.

06.10.2016 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Crowdsourcing for Forensic Disaster Analysis

Crowdsourcing data allow a fast overview of the situation after natural disasters.

03.06.2016 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Photo gallery: volcanic eruptions

Devastating ash clouds or high lava fountains? A photo gallery to explain eruption types of volcanoes.

27.05.2016 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel