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  1. Any natural process that is a potential threat to human life and property.
  2. Inundation of an area by water. Our often produced by processes including intense rain storms, melting of snow, storms surge from a hurricane, tsunami, or failure of a flood protection structure such as a dam.
  3. A period of days of weeks of unusually hot weather. A natural recurring weather phenomenon related to heating of the atmosphere and moving of air masses.
  4. A situation of event that causes sufficient damage to people, property or society from which recovery is a long and involved process. Also is defined as a serious disaster.
  5. Extrusion at the surface of earth of molten rock (magma). Maybe be explosive and violent or less enegetic lava flows.
  6. A tropical storm with circulation winds in excess of 120km (74 mi) per hour that moves across warm ocean waters of the tropics.

5 True/False Questions

  1. direct effectsWith respect to natural hazards refers to the number of people killed, injured, dislocated, made homeless or otherwise damaged by a hazardous event.


  2. tsunamiA series of large ocean waves produced after the ocean water is suddenly disturbed vertically by processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, or the impact of an asteroid or comet.


  3. tornadoA funnel shaped cloud of violently rotating air that extends downwards from large thunder storms to contact the surface of the earth.


  4. landslideSelf-sustaining rapid oxidation that releases light, heat, carbon dioxide and other gases as it moves across the landscape. Also known as a fire in the natural environment that maybe initiated by natural processes such as lighting strike or deliberately set by humans.


  5. droughtA period of months of more commonly years of unusually dry weather.


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