Hazard is a dangerous phenomenon, substance, human activity, or condition that has the potential to inflict death, injury, or other negative health consequences, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental degradation.

According to the Hyogo Framework’s footnote, the hazards of natural origin, as well as linked environmental and technological hazards and risks, are of importance to disaster risk reduction. Such dangers can come from a number of geological, meteorological, hydrological, oceanic, biological, and technological factors, which can sometimes interact. Hazards are quantified in technological contexts by the likely frequency of occurrence of certain intensities for distinct places, as indicated by historical data or scientific investigation.


  • HG (2020, February 22). Common Terminologies (A-z) Of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. Humanitarian Global. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from Link


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