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  1. 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.
  2. A tropical storm with circulation winds in excess of 120km (74 mi) per hour that moves across warm ocean waters of the tropics.
  3. A 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.
  4. The product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.
  5. A period of months of more commonly years of unusually dry weather.
  6. 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.

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  1. volcanic eruptionExtrusion at the surface of earth of molten rock (magma). Maybe be explosive and violent or less enegetic lava flows.

          

  2. catastropheA 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.

          

  3. earthquakeA 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. disasterA hazardous event that occurs over a limited span of time in a defined geographic area. Lose of human life and property damage is significant.

          

  5. indirect effectsEffects from a natural hazard or disaster that includes donations of money and goods as well as providing shelter for people and paying taxes that will help finance recovery and relief of emotional distress caused by natural hazardous events.

          

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