A volcanic eruption at Litli Hrutur on the Reykjanes peninsula, some 30km south of the capital Reykjavik, Iceland in July 2023.
Evidence suggests magma is close to the surface in south-west Iceland, prompting evacuations.
Damage from September’s earthquake in Marrakech’s medina still visible in late October 2023.
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In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we hear about the importance of Marrakech’s old medina to Islamic heritage and what’s happening to its network of traditional artisans.
Storm Ciarán pounded England’s Newhaven Lighthouse and harbor wall on Nov. 4, 2023.
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The same instruments used to measure earthquakes pick up vibrations as ocean waves put pressure on the sea floor. Four decades of data tell a story about ocean storms.
A group of men praying in front of the mosque in Tinmel village that has suffered serious damage in the recent earthquake.
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Morocco is grappling not just with the loss of lives from the recent earthquake, but with the destruction of its cultural heritage – a 12th century mosque in the village of Tinmel is among them.
Moroccan women cook at a camp for earthquake victims in Amizmiz on Sept. 15, 2023.
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With Morocco, there’s stronger bureaucracy, and in Libya, authorities are weaker. But, as a scholar who has worked in both countries explains, the results are the same: not enough aid getting through.
Survivors search through rubble on Oct. 7, 2023, in western Afghanistan, where a series of powerful earthquakes have killed thousands.
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One way to prevent the destruction wrought by a devastating earthquake – like the one that hit Morocco in September 2023 – is to construct resilient homes and buildings.
A man works his way through the rubble of buildings in Marrakesh, Morocco, after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on Sept. 8, 2023.
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A deadly earthquake in Afghanistan, following one in Morocco, highlights the risks in the region.
Cities and towns have been devastated by the impact of the 6.8 magnitude quake – the largest recorded in the country’s history.
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The earthquake was caused by the collision of two tectonic plates.
Collapsed buildings after the earthquake in Moulay Brahim, Morocco.
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Earthquakes cannot be predicted; the best tools to mitigate the impact are seismic hazard studies.
Damaged buildings sit in the water along the shore following Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, N.L. in September, 2022. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada.
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As extreme weather events increase in frequency and severity, many Canadians are still unaware of how to prepare for a natural disaster.
A volcanic eruption at the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland in May 2021.
Climate change is causing increasingly severe weather – but it’s not just hazards at the Earth’s surface we should be concerned about.
Britain experiences hundreds of earthquakes each year.
Variations in the thickness of tectonic plates may explain why Britain experiences many more earthquakes than neighbouring Ireland.
Earthquakes can cause rivers to unexpectedly change course. New research reveals we may be able to predict the resulting flooding – and plan better for future disasters.
Report locations from people who felt the Sunbury earthquake on May 28.
Some people were woken up near midnight by a powerful ground-shake. But did you know earthquakes occur in the greater Melbourne region about once a month – even though we can’t always feel them?
The Bald Mountain Wildfire in the Grande Prairie area in Alberta in May 2023. Much of B.C. and Alberta is already experiencing higher-than-usual wildfire risk.
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High-risk, high-uncertainty events like earthquakes tend to fall out of view when we are occupied with more predictable seasonal events like wildfires, which have very visible effects on our lives.
Suzume stands its ground in the large collection of films and literature coming to terms with the memory of Japan’s 2011 triple disaster.
Turkey’s Adana Hospital survived February 2023 earthquakes with no damage because of its seismic isolation system.
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February earthquakes wreaked havoc across Turkey and Syria, killing tens of thousands of people. An engineer originally from Turkey describes what kept some buildings functional while others collapsed.
A woman does laundry at a tent city after the Feb. 6, 2023, earthquake in Turkey.
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When government responses to a natural disaster do not address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls, women tend to lose trust in the institutions.
An earthquake-triggered tsunami sweeps shores along Iwanuma, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, March 11, 2011.
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Images of the 2011 tsunami did not look as I had expected, and pointed to the sublime, when experience exceeds our frameworks of understanding. My exhibit ‘Salients’ treats this theme.