GEOG 1350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Natural Disaster, Natural Hazard, Lightning

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To be more prepared in a bad situation. Seeing natural disasters around the world better prepares us if we get into that situation. To discover new technologies for future disasters. About 17 earthquakes happen per year at the same magnitude as the haiti earthquake. Earthquakes, floods and hurricanes have killed several million people around the world. Financial loss exceeds million per year from natural disasters. Come from forces inside and on the surface of the earth. All areas of canada and usa are at risk for at least one natural disaster: prone to landslides and experience rare volcanic eruptions. Texas to ontario (central): tornados & blizzards. Process: another word for events such as volcanic eruptions, floods, etc. Hazard & risk, (people at risk), disaster, & catastrophe (serious injuries or death)- used to describe our interaction with these natural processes. Hazard: probability that a specific damaging event will happen within a certain amount of time.

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