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The extent to which tectonic processes represent a hazard depends upon when and
where they are experienced (40)

A hazard can best be defined as a 'situation that poses a level of threat to life, health,
property or the environment.' The overall impact of earthquakes as a natural hazard varies…

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have negative secondary affects for example in L'Aquila 70,000 people were made homeless
and the bursting of gas pipes resulted in the spread of fire across the city, causing more

Time of day can also affect the outcome of a tectonic hazard. If a volcanic eruption occurs
over night…


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