Hazards (2)

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Disaster Risk Equation

Risk = Frequency or magnitude of hazard x vulnerability / capacity to cope

Risk - the probability of harmful consequences and how likely you are going to be affected, expected losses, resulting from interaction between hazards and vulnerable people e.g death toll, insurance costs, infastrucure damaged, job loss, people injured

Hazard - anything that relates to the physical event e.g the magnitude of hazard, frequence of hazards, secondary effects e.g diease, and size of area affected

Vulnerability - The vulnerability of an area is basically what state it is in before the hazard occurs e.g wealth, poor building design, education on hazards, poor preparation, populaiton density, remoteness, health, communication, transport, geographical location, age of person

Capacity to cope - How likely it is than an area is able to cope with


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