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What is a natural hazard?
A natural hazard is a natural process which could cause death,injury or disruption to humans or destroy property or processions.
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What is a natural disaster?
A natural disaster is natural hazard that has already happened.
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What are the two types of natural hazards?
The two types of natural hazards are geological hazards and meteorological hazards.
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What is a hazard risk?
Hazard risk is the chance of a natural hazard happening.
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What three factors effect hazard risk?
Vulnerability, capacity to cope and nature of the natural hazard effect the hazard risk.
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Vulnerability.
The more people that live in an area exposed by a natural hazard the greater the chance they will be effected by the natural hazard so the hazard risk is higher.
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Capacity to cope.
For a hazard to count as a hazard it has to affect human activities. The better the population can cope with the extreme event the lower the threat.
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Nature of a natural hazard.
The type of hazard risk, some are greater than others.
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