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6 Written Questions
6 Multiple Choice Questions
- Extrusion at the surface of earth of molten rock (magma). Maybe be explosive and violent or less enegetic lava flows.
- A period of months of more commonly years of unusually dry weather.
- With respect to natural hazards refers to the number of people killed, injured, dislocated, made homeless or otherwise damaged by a hazardous event.
- A funnel shaped cloud of violently rotating air that extends downwards from large thunder storms to contact the surface of the earth.
- Any natural process that is a potential threat to human life and property.
- 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.
5 True/False Questions
hurricane → A tropical storm with circulation winds in excess of 120km (74 mi) per hour that moves across warm ocean waters of the tropics.
earthquake → 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.
disaster → A hazardous event that occurs over a limited span of time in a defined geographic area. Lose of human life and property damage is significant.
risk → The product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.
wildfire → Self-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.