Natural Hazards Key Words
What is a natural hazard?
What is meant by the term hazard risk?
Which of the following is not an example of a tectonic hazard?
True or false? Tropical storms are classed as atmospheric hazards.
True or false? Classifying hazards can be difficult because some may be caused by more than one physical process.
An example of a natural hazard being caused by more than one physical process is a tsunami. Tsunamis can be caused by both tectonic and a geomorphological hazard (e.g. landslide).
What is a HIC?
Which type of hazards occur as the result of the movement of the Earth's crust?
What is the name given to the sudden movement of the Earth's surface?
What term is used to describe the area where an oceanic trench forms close to a continental plate due to an oceanic plate sinking beneath?
If a strong earthquake occurs in an area that is uninhabited, would it be classed as a natural hazard?
An event such as an earthquake is only classed as a natural hazard when it has the potential to cause damage, destruction and death when it interacts with humans.