Plate tectonics and earthquake prediction

How do we predict earthquakes? They’re just like London buses, according to Rebecca Bell from Imperial College. In this podcast we discuss hazards, plate tectonics, and how they’re studied.

Crazy paving

Why are gardens disappearing and what is the impact on run-off and flood risk?

May 2008 has brought a cluster of major hazard events: a volcano in Chile, the cyclone in Burma and earthquakes in China

The economic impact of Iceland’s volcano on Kenya’s gourmet-veg and cut-flower industry

Intense periods of snow fall in two regions of the world caused a series of deadly avalanches in early 2015.

Hampstead Heath Ponds

The Hampstead Heath Ponds Project is designed to make the Heath and the surrounding residential areas less prone to flooding

The frequency with which dangerous avalanches occur in the Carpathian mountains is comparable with the rest of Europe and North America, yet observations of their causes in this region are relatively understudied

On 25 April 2015, Nepal experienced a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, followed by an avalanche on Mount Everest, a second, 7.4 magnitude earthquake on 12 May 2015 in eastern Nepal, and numerous landslides and aftershocks.

Public awareness of risk and effective behavioural responses are fundamental to successful risk management strategies

When Superstorm Sandy hit coast of the USA it caused disruption that would dominate the headlines for days.

Not all hazards are natural: a red mudflow from an industrial reservoir devastated parts of Hungary recently, killing nine people.

UK water and climate risks

The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.

The geography of science

The purpose of this module is to explore some of the links between the disciplines of geography and science through three topical flashpoints: swine flu, earthquakes and climate change

Geography: The language of Europe

This is a cross-curricular module which introduces aspects of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) into the geographical study of places and processes in Europe

Are you flood ready?

This unit of work teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding

Risky world

The purpose of this module is to explore the world of risk from a personal scale to a global scale

Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather.

At their most mysterious, sinkholes can make it seem like the earth is opening up and swallowing people and their possessions whole.

Natural disasters and conflict

Hard-to-tackle geographical challenges continue to hinder the development of some of the world’s very poorest countries

Landslides and risks

Professor Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chanchellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of East Anglia talks to us about landslides and risks

Volcanoes and volcanology

Sarah Henton, graduate student, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

On Friday 21 July 2017, an earthquake hit just off the coast of the Greek Island of Kos, and Turkish city of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea.

Grand Alpine Tour

The ‘Grand Alpine Tour’, undertaken in the summer of 2014, encompassed a six thousand mile journey through some of the Alps’ toughest terrain

Tectonic landscapes

Volcanic research at a subduction zone

Earthquakes in New Zealand

Returning “home”?: Emotional geographies of the disaster displacement in Christchurch, New Zealand

Well-being in the aftermath of a flood

Dr Kate Walker-Springett is an environmental social scientist currently based in the Geography department at the University of Exeter.

Natural disasters: How to improve?

How our response to natural disasters can be improved and lessons learnt which benefit vulnerable communities worldwide in the long-term