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  1. A tropical storm with circulation winds in excess of 120km (74 mi) per hour that moves across warm ocean waters of the tropics.
  2. The product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.
  3. 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.
  4. Comprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope
  5. A funnel shaped cloud of violently rotating air that extends downwards from large thunder storms to contact the surface of the earth.
  6. Extrusion at the surface of earth of molten rock (magma). Maybe be explosive and violent or less enegetic lava flows.

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. earthquakeGeneration of earthquake or seismic waves when rocks under stress fracture and break resulting in displacement along a fault.

          

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

          

  4. wildfireComprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope

          

  5. 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.

          

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