Disaster Risk Equation - Haiti & Christchurch

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  • Created by: GMarsden
  • Created on: 11-05-15 16:53

Disaster risk equation =

risk = magnitude of hazard x vulnerability / capacity to cope

Risk = The probability of hamful consequenWces from a hazard and how likely you are going to be affected e.g. death toll, infastructure damaged, costs, injured

Hazard = Anything that refers to the physical event of the natural hazard e.g magnitide of hazard, frequency of hazards in the area, secondary effects, size of area hit

Vulnerability = What state the area was in before the hazard occured e.g wealth, poverty, poor building design, lack of education, poor management, population density, remoteness, poor health, lack of communication, transport, age of a person

Capacity to cope = How like…


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