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Hazard Characteristics

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Characteristics

Explain the characteristics and spatial distribution of the following hazards.

  • Either earthquakes or volcanoes
  • Hurricanes (tropical cyclones, typhoons)
  • Droughts
  • Any one recent human-induced (technological) hazard (explosion or escape of hazardous material)

Distinguish between the chosen hazards in terms of their spatial extent, predictability, frequency, magnitude, duration, speed of onset and effects.

 

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