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  1. 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.
  2. A period of months of more commonly years of unusually dry weather.
  3. Extrusion at the surface of earth of molten rock (magma). Maybe be explosive and violent or less enegetic lava flows.
  4. 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.
  5. With respect to natural hazards refers to the number of people killed, injured, dislocated, made homeless or otherwise damaged by a hazardous event.
  6. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. landslideComprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope

          

  2. disasterThe product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.

          

  3. heat waveA 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. acceptable riskThe product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.

          

  5. hurricaneA 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.

          

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