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Basic hazard understanding
What is a hazard?
A hazard is an event that threatens, or actually
people, their property, and settlements.
What is a
A natural hazard
is one that is produced by
. These are things like
storms, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
What sort of hazards are caused by people?
These are hazards such as
These tend to be the outcomse of mishaps of techmnology.
?What's the problem with categorising hazards
Some just go into different areas. For example, floods can be caused by tsunamis by earthquakes.
is the probability of a particular event happening and the scale of its possible damage. It is also what people take knowing that they are exposed to a natural event that might prove hazardous.
the greater the probability of the event happening the greater the risk.
This is also known as
This is taking evasive, precautionary or evasive action to a hazard.
Three aspects of hazards?
Where on earth?