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Geology for Society is now available in 13 European languages

Geohazards, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and tsunamis, can have devastating effects on populations, economies and landscapes around the world. Understanding and effectively communicating the risks, impacts and mitigation of these hazards is essential for reducing human suffering.

Background Hazard Examples UK Geohazards



external linkBritish Geological Survey Research: Earth Hazards


  Hazard Examples

external linkBritish Geological Survey: Could a tsunami hit the British Isles?
external linkPlumeRise: NERC web tool to improve rapid ash cloud forecasts
policy documentPolicy documents and consultation responses:
eventPast Meetings & Lectures
GSL linkDownload GSL Education Factsheets
Flooding factsheet

Volcanoes factsheet

Earthquakes Factsheet


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UK Geohazards

  UK Geohazards

GSL linkFind out more about UK Geohazards

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Geoscientist ArticleGeoscientist Magazine

UK Geohazards


Shale Gas: Marcellus Shale

What are the various types of flooding? Can we predict flooding? What were significant UK floods?


Read the Society's resources on Volcano hazards

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Aimed at policy and decision-makers as well as the wider public, 'Geology for Society' outlines the importance of geology to our society.