Natural hazards

  • Natural Hazards
  • A hazard event arising from geophysical processes or biological agents -- such as those creating earthquakes, hurricanes, or locust infestations -- that affect the lives, livelihood, and property of people.
Abstract from DBPedia
    A natural hazard is a natural phenomenon that might have a negative effect on humans and other animals, or the environment. Natural hazard events can be classified into two broad categories: geophysical and biological. An example of the distinction between a natural hazard and a disaster is that an earthquake is the hazard which caused the 1906 San Francisco earthquake disaster. Natural hazards can be provoked or affected by anthropogenic processes, e.g. land-use change, drainage and construction.


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