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What are Natural Hazards?

 
Geography Starter

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Geography Activities

Activities

 

Task One - Definitions

Write a definition for each of the following key terms:
 
Keyword
Extreme Natural Event
Keyword
Vulnerable Population
Keyword
Natural Hazard
 

Task Two - Extreme Natural Events and Vulnerable Populations

Draw a venn diagram to illustrate the following four situations. Your venn diagram should include the extreme natural event and the vulnerable population and the scale of the natural hazard.
 
  1. A moderate landslide occurring on an uninhabited island.
  2. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake occurring near to a city with a population of 18 million people which sits upon an old lakebed.
  3. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake with it's epicenter in a sparsely populated area, 40 km from the nearest town, in the country ranked 12th in terms of the Human Development Index.
  4. Tropical storm Josephine which had a maximum recorded wind speed of 100 km/h and the following track:
Tropical Storm Josephine
 

Task Three - What Hazard is that?

Where in the World? What is the Hazard?

How Many People Died?

 
 
Fill in the table in the worksheet looking in detail at the images below. If you click on the images you will be able to view a larger version.
 

Hazard 1

Hazard 2

Hazard 1

Hazard 2

Hazard 3

Hazard 4

Hazard 3

Hazard 4

Hazard 5

Hazard 6

Hazard 5

Hazard 6

Hazard 7

Hazard 8

Hazard 7

Hazard 8

Hazard 9

Hazard 10

Hazard 9

Hazard 10

Hazard 11

Hazard 12

Hazard 11

Hazard 12

 

Automatic Slideshow

 

Task Four - Recent Tectonic Hazard Presentations

Produce a presentation about a recent tectonic hazard.

  • Maximum of 3 minutes in duration.
  • You should use presentation software such as PowerPoint to support your oral presentation.
  • Maximum of 12 slides.
  • 'Recent' means since 2000.

You should structure your presentation around the 5 W's:

  • What happened - this could used as the introduction or the conclusion of your presentation.
  • Where did it happen - use maps at a range of different scales plus a description.
  • When did it happen - date and time.
  • Why did it happen - link this back to the tectonics.
  • Who was affected by it happening.
 
Some presentation advice:
 
Geography Review
Homework

Review and Homework Task

 
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