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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. 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. Generation of earthquake or seismic waves when rocks under stress fracture and break resulting in displacement along a fault.
  4. With respect to natural hazards refers to the number of people killed, injured, dislocated, made homeless or otherwise damaged by a hazardous event.
  5. 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.
  6. Comprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope

5 True/False questions

  1. riskInundation 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.

          

  2. wildfireComprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope

          

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

          

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

          

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