OCR B Natural Hazards Quiz

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  • Created on: 06-06-13 11:15

1. Name three natural causes of drought

  • irrigation, unsustainable use of water
  • few clouds, less precipitation, high temperatures
  • over grazing, intensive farming
  • long period of high atmospheric pressure, dry soil
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2. Name two ways people protect property and lives in tropical storms

  • build houses on stilts, stay with grandma
  • strengthen houses, evacuation
  • embankments, board up windows
  • plant wetlands, sell the house

3. What type of volcano is usually found at destructive plate boundaries?

  • composite
  • basic
  • cone
  • shield

4. Name the term: the location on the surface above where the earthquake starts

  • epicentre
  • wave
  • focus
  • point

5. Name three ways in which people try to prepare for earthquakes and thier effects

  • building regulations for new houses, retrofitting for old buildings, education campaigns
  • seismic hazard maps, education campaigns, tie up trees
  • evacuations, building regulations for new houses, clearing roads
  • staying in the attic, retrofitting old buildings, boarding windows

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