Hazards

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What are the different types of Hazards?
Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tropical Storms, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Flooding, Drought, Hurricanes and Fires.
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What is a Hazard?
A percieved natural event which has the potential to threaten both life and property. It can only become a hazard if our lives are at risk.
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When does a Hazard become a disaster?
A hazard becomes a disaster when the hazard becomes reality. This could include deaths and destruction to goods/property and the environment.
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What classes a hazard as a disaster?
A hazard is classed as a disaster when: 10+ people are killed, 100+ people are affected, A state of emergency is declared and International assistance is called for.
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What are the three types of hazards?
Geophysical, Atmospheric and Hydrological.
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What are three examples of Geophysical hazards?
Lava flows, Landslides and Lateral Spreading.
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What are three examples of Atmospheric hazards?
Hurricanes, Hailstorms and Tornadoes.
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What are two examples of Hydrological hazards?
Flooding and Storm Surges.
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What is the definition of a Risk?
The probability of a hazard event occurring and creating loss of lives and livelihoods
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What is the definition of Vulnerability?
How exposed you may be or how exposed an area may be. The tendency of place, group or society to incur losses to hazards.
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What are the factors that influence vulnerability?
Poverty, falling political and economic power, population pressure, over exploitation of resources, dangerous locations, disease and hunger and war.
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