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Flashcards in Natural Hazards Deck (8):
1

What is a natural hazard

A natural process which could cause death injury or destruction to humans or destroy properties and possessions

2

What are the two main types of natural hazards

Geological hazards
Meteorological hazards

3

What is at geological hazard caused by

Land and tectonic processes

4

What is a meteorlogical Hazard caused by

Cause by weather and climate

5

What factors affect hazard risks from natural hazards

Vulnerability
Capacity to cope
Nature of natural hazard

6

How does vulnerability affect the hazard risk

The more people in areas exposed to natural hazards means the greater the probability they will be affaires

7

How do the capacity to cope affect hazard risk

The better the population can cope with an extreme event the lower the threat

8

How does the nature of a natural hazard affect the risk of one

The type of hazard is grater the others
The frequency, if the occur more often the more likely they’ll happen
The magnitude more sever hazards cause greater effects