Natural hazards

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    Types of Natural Hazards

    Natural hazards are events that happen naturally and can lead to loss of life, property damage and environmental destruction. There are two main types of natural hazards, tectonic hazard and climatic hazards. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of natural hazards, their causes and their effects. Tectonic Hazards Tectonic hazards occur when the Earth’s crust moves. This can happen due to the movement of tectonic plates, which can lead to earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Earthquakes occur when two tectonic plates move against each other, causing a sudden release of energy. Tsunamis can be caused by an earthquake that happens under the sea. Volcanic eruptions occur…

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    What Is A Natural Hazard?

    Natural hazards are extreme natural occurrences that have the potential to cause fatalities, severe property damage and disruption of daily activities. They can be caused by geological, hydrological, meteorological and biological factors. Understanding natural hazards is important to prepare for them and minimize their impact. In this post, we will cover the key aspects of natural hazards. Types of Natural Hazards Natural hazards can be classified into several types, including geological hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides; hydrological hazards such as floods and tsunamis; meteorological hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts; and biological hazards such as pandemics and insect infestations. Each type of hazard has unique characteristics…