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Hazard
A threat (whether natural or human) that has the potential to cause loss of life, injury, property damage
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disaster
: A major hazard event that causes widespread disruption to a community or region that the affected community is unable to deal with adequately without outside help
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behavioural
People choose to live there at there own risk
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Structual
They have no choice, due to either social or economic reasons
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Vulnerability
Vulnerability: The susceptibility of a community to a hazard or to the impacts of a hazard event.
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risk
The probability of a hazard event event causing harmful consequences (death, injury, loss of property, damage to environment, etc.)
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volcanoe
Opening or fissure of hot molten rock, magma and ash erupt
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Coninental
Very old lighter, contains silica
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Oceanic
Thicker, darker younger and mainily salt
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Hurricane
Intense hazard which brings heavy rainfall, high waves and strong winds, assossiated with low pressure
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Formation of a hurricane
Strong verticle winds draws water vapour from the sea, this then rises in spiral motion, it cools and condenses, produces heat which powers the storm, cold air sinks to form the eye, when it reaches the land it decreases in strength tropical storm
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Drought
Extended period of dry weather which leads to dry barren conditions
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Deserticifaction
Process by which previously productive land turns into unprodictive infertile barren land
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: A major hazard event that causes widespread disruption to a community or region that the affected community is unable to deal with adequately without outside help

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