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Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards

Although Ireland does not experience many direct effects of the Earth's most destructive natural hazards, we are indirectly affected by phenomena such as volcanic ash (e.g. the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland in 2010).

Other hazards, such as sinkholes, landslides and flooding are more frequent in Ireland.

Coastal erosion
Tsunami'Hydrothermal alteration of andesitic lava domes can lead to explosive volcanic behaviour'G01, School of Earth Sciences, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 42020-01-27T13:00:00.0000000Z2020-01-27T14:00:00.0000000Z'Taking the Earth's pulse: new applications of seismic networks' by Martin Möllhoff (DIAS)M4 Lecture Theatre, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 42020-01-31T13:00:00.0000000Z2020-01-31T14:00:00.0000000Z

Further information about the above topics can be found in the Geohazards, Marine and Groundwater programmes pages. 2019 - Geoscience for Climate Action08/11/2019 00:00:00 Host Inter-Agency Groundwater Flood Steering Group21/10/2019 23:00:00 City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00 Quantification of salt-related sinkhole development and migration24/06/2019 23:00:00