GCSE Challenge of Natural hazards
Terms in this set (12)
A sudden or violent movement within the Earth's crust followed by a series of shocks.
The probability or chance that a natural hazard may take place.
An opening in the Earth's crust from which lava, ash and gases erupt.
A natural event (for example earthquake, volcanic eruption, tropical storm, flood) that threatens people or has the potential to cause damage, destruction and death
A hazard caused by processes which occur on the surface of the earth (or ocean): eg floods and landslides.
Associated with severe atmospheric conditions e.g. heatwaves, tornadoes, storms. Climate change is said to increase the severity of many of these.
Threats posed by earthquakes, volcanoes and other events triggered by crustal processes
Viruses, bacteria, & other organisms in the environment that harm humans
a localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.
This is when a weather event is significantly different from the average or usual weather pattern, and is especially severe or unseasonal.
Large accumulation of snow, occurs when air temperature is below freezing, example of extreme UK weather
a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather
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