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  1. The risk that individuals, society or institutions are willing to take.
  2. Extrusion at the surface of earth of molten rock (magma). Maybe be explosive and violent or less enegetic lava flows.
  3. A funnel shaped cloud of violently rotating air that extends downwards from large thunder storms to contact the surface of the earth.
  4. A period of months of more commonly years of unusually dry weather.
  5. 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.
  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. natural hazardGeneration of earthquake or seismic waves when rocks under stress fracture and break resulting in displacement along a fault.


  2. direct 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.


  3. 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.


  4. riskThe product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.


  5. wildfireSelf-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.


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