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Hazard Characteristics

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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. on facebook
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