Natural hazard


This is a natural occurrence or process that may result in death, injury, or other negative health consequences, property destruction, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental degradation.

All risks include natural hazards, which are a subset of all hazards. Actual hazard events, as well as latent hazard circumstances that may lead to future incidents, are both described by this phrase. Natural disasters are classified by their magnitude or intensity, onset speed, duration, and region of impact. For example, earthquakes last only a few minutes and usually only affect a small area, whereas droughts take a long time to develop and go away and often affect enormous areas. Hazards can be linked in some circumstances, such as a hurricane-caused flood or a tsunami that is created by an earthquake.


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