Global hazards, trends and patterns

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What is a geophysical hazard?
Hazards that are caused by tectonic movement
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What is a hydrometerological disaster?
Hazards formed by atmpsopheric and hydrological process
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How are geophyscial disasters distributed?
Along the tectonic plates and the intertropical convergence zone
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How are hydrometerological disasters distributed?
Across the intertropical convergence zone
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What is the disaster/risk equation?
R = H x V/C
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What types of hazards does Califonia experience and why?
Earthquakes, volcanoes (N California), Bush fires because of the Andreas fault and collision plate boundary
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Examples of disasters that occured in Callifornia
Loma Preita, 1989: 1000s evacuated, 14000 injured, 1018 homes destroyed and 63 deaths Lassen Park, 1915: rained volcanic ash as far as 200 miles
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What types of hazards does the Philippines experience and why?
Volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, hurricaines and tsnamis because of the country beiing places on the subduction zone, intertropical convergence zone and having a destructive plate boundary
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Mt Pinatubo, 1991 (Philippines)
Mt Pinatubo, 1991: 1.2 million lost their hoomes, ejected 10k3 of magma into the skyy which smothered fields and buildlings, caused lahars that caused bak erosion and killed 100 people, 58000 evacuated
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Cyclone Haiyan, 2013 (Philippines)
600000 evacuated, 25 ft high storm surge created
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