Hazard Hotspots

Simple mindmap of hazard hotspots with a few easy examples and definitions, etc

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  • Hazard Hotspots
    • Likely to be in areas where plate boundaries intersect with storm belts in areas of high population densirty in an LEDC
    • Expose to two of the following groups: TECTONIC HAZARDS, HYDRO-METEROLOGICAL HAZARDS, VULNERABILITY (Density, wealth, GDP)
    • Examples:Mount Pinatubo in 1991 (VOLACNO), Landslides in Leyte, 2006, Typhoon in Washi, 2011
  • Definition- A country/ area which is prone to a variety of hazards including geophysical and hydro-meterologial
    • Geophysical: Natural hazards caused by the physical processes on Earth, e.g. Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and avalanches
    • Hazard Hotspots
      • Likely to be in areas where plate boundaries intersect with storm belts in areas of high population densirty in an LEDC
      • Expose to two of the following groups: TECTONIC HAZARDS, HYDRO-METEROLOGICAL HAZARDS, VULNERABILITY (Density, wealth, GDP)
      • Examples:Mount Pinatubo in 1991 (VOLACNO), Landslides in Leyte, 2006, Typhoon in Washi, 2011
    • Hydro-meteorlogical: The natural hazards caused by water, weather or both, e.g. Cyclones, droughts or flooding

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