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Natural Catastrophic Events
a disaster on Earth not caused by man. It is caused by nature itself. It is a powerful source of nature that has a major effect on our planet and the living things around us.
Seismologist
a scientist who studies earthquakes
Volcanologist
a scientist who studies volcanoes
Geologist
A scientist who studies the origin, history, and structure of the earth through rocks
Vortex
a circulation of liquid and/ or gases; a whirlpool
Thunderstorm
a storm with thunder and lightning and typically also heavy rain or hail.
tornado
a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
hurricane
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose strong winds of more than 120 km/h spiral in toward the intensely low-pressure storm center
typhoon
A tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
cyclone
a storm with heavy rains and high winds that blow in a circular pattern around an area of low atmospheric pressure off the coast of Australia or in the Indian Ocean
meteorologist
A scientist who studies weather