Browsing downloads in "Geohazard Notes"
As part of the Natural Hazards Partnership, BGS has prepared a number of 'Geohazard Notes' to provide relevant summary information about some of the geohazards that could affect the UK.
Geomagnetism UK Geohazard Note
The geomagnetic hazard arises from rapid and/or large changes in the magnitude and direction of the natural geomagnetic field. Rapid magnetic variations can be hazardousto some technologies, such as power grids, pipelines, satellites, and railways. Whilst the geomagnetic hazard cannot be prevented, careful monitoring and prediction enables operators to better safeguard their technologies and thus mitigate their risk.
Ground shrinking and swelling
Summary information about ground shrinking and swelling that could affect the UK.