Natural Disasters & Weather & Climate

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Natural Disasters & Weather & Climate
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  1. an event that causes suffering and or loss
    disaster
  2. a lot of the disaster in the world is what?
    man-made
  3. giant storms, sometimes hundreds of miles across, that begin at sea and sometimes crash into land
    hurricane
  4. spinning funnel-shaped storms with winds up to 300 miles per hour
    tornado
  5. Which storm seems small in comparison to other storms, but sometimes the most violent storms on earth?
    tornado
  6. passages between the part of the Earth that we live on, and the red-hot interior of the Earth
    Volcanoes
  7. giant ocean-going waves that are caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption
    tsunamis
  8. those times when the Earth's crust moves out from an epicenter in ripples
    earthquake
  9. How long of a warning do people have that live in an earthquake zone or tornado zone
    a minute or so
  10. How long of a warning for hurricanes?
    several days or about a week
  11. How long of a warning for volcanoes?
    a few weeks
  12. where is a safe place to stand during an earthquake?
    in a doorway
  13. where should you go when a tornado siren goes off?
    underground
  14. people tape up windows in which storm?
    hurricane
  15. How are hurricanes rated?
    on a scale from 1-5, with 5 being the strongest
  16. Who created the hurricane scale?
    Herbert Saffir
  17. What two things were Saffir's scale based on?
    the speed of the wind and how much damage the hurricane would do
  18. the number of feet the ocean rises above a normal high tide during a hurricane
    storm surge
  19. what is the name of the current scale to measure hurricanes all over the world?
    Saffir-Simpson
  20. Scientists describe the strength of earthquakes by referring to what?
    the Richter Scale
  21. The Richter Scale measures earthquakes on a scale of what numbers?
    1-10
  22. Over 1,000 earthquakes with a Richter magnitude of at least 2 occur how often?
    every day
  23. many of the changes in the shape of teh world and its features are caused by slow processes called
    weathering and erosion

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