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Depth map of Tonga caldera. Source: Shane Cronin / Uni of Auckland / Tonga Geological Services
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One year on: reflections on the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption

18/01/2023

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano in January 2022 has highlighted a global unpreparedness for the impacts from large-scale global events.

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Earthquake damage on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. Rubble lies in a street that has fallen from a semi-ruined building.
BGS blogs

MYRIAD-EU: shifting the paradigm in disaster risk management

17/01/2023

How changing our approach to disaster risk reduction practices can create a more resilient future.

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A diagram of houses and the associated shrink-swell risks.
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Property subsidence assessment: helping to mitigate shrink–swell hazard risk

25/01/2023

The BGS Property Subsidence Assessment dataset provides insurers and homeowners with tools to better understand shrink–swell and the risk it poses to homes and businesses.

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A diagram of houses and the associated shrink-swell risks.
BGS blogs
Property subsidence assessment: helping to mitigate shrink–swell hazard risk

25/01/2023

The BGS Property Subsidence Assessment dataset provides insurers and homeowners with tools to better understand shrink–swell and the risk it poses to homes and businesses.

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Earthquake damage on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. Rubble lies in a street that has fallen from a semi-ruined building.
BGS blogs
MYRIAD-EU: shifting the paradigm in disaster risk management

17/01/2023

How changing our approach to disaster risk reduction practices can create a more resilient future.

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Eight people sitting and standing at the sunshine and smiling; four standing at the back and four sitting on a bench at the front.
BGS blogs
Five places in Yorkshire to assess key geological hazards

21/12/2022

A field trip to Yorkshire has helped our data products team improve their output.

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A snow-capped volcano in the background and the oceanside in the foreground
BGS blogs
IODP Expedition 386: hosting a sampling party in Japan

19/12/2022

BGS help lead the final phase of IODP Expedition 386 in Japan, coordinating science colleagues from around the globe to extract samples from sediment cores aboard DV Chikyu.

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Alt text: a brownish beige field blewitt mushroom stands in grass. It is covered in a light dusting of frost. You can see its gills on the upturned cap.
BGS blogs
Mushroom spotting at BGS Keyworth

09/12/2022

Colleagues at BGS are mapping mushrooms as part of efforts to enhance biodiversity on the Keyworth site.

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The view down to the Acqua Vergine, a subsurface Roman aqueduct built in 19 BCE. © Tim Kearsey, BGS/UKRI
BGS blogs
Building underneath the Colosseum: the importance of urban geology

21/11/2022

Tim Kearsey reports on his underground excursion around Rome.

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Introducing the BGS Debris Flow Susceptibility Model for Great Britain

21/11/2022

Debris flows are a landslide hazard of particular concern to transport infrastructure managers and local authorities.

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Columnar jointing on the side of a steep valley. A human figure stands on top.
BGS blogs
Spooky geology

31/10/2022

Explore thirteen of our favourite spooky geological hotspots around the UK.

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