Lecture note for Geol 106

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Department
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Course
GEOL 106
Professor
Prof.
Semester
Winter

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GEOL 106 Jan 12 2012Natural hazards naturally occurring physical phenomena caused by either by rapid or slow onset of events having atmospheric geologic and hydrologic origins on solar global regional national and local scalesCannot controlGeological earthquakes volcanoes landslides floodsNatural disasters consequences or effects of natural hazards represent human property economic losses signify a serious breakdown in sustainability and disruption of econonic social progress results in homeless people massive amount of money to be spent rehabilitation150000 people killedyear on averageIndian Ocean Tsunami Dec 2004 3 continents involved natural hazard turning into natural disasterSUMMARYNatural hazards have a dramatic and ongoing effect on the Earths surfaceHazards become disaster when life or property are substantially affected
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