Natural Hazards

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Natural Hazards by Mind Map: Natural Hazards

1. Definition

1.1. A natural hazard is a possibility of a natural event that causes harm to humans – or to other things that we care about, though usually the focus is on humans (which, we might note, is anthropocentric). The hazard is distinguished from an extreme event and a disaster.

2. Location

2.1. Natural hazards happen in certain locations like volcanos happen on the magnetic plates, earthquakes happen mostly on the coast.

3. Causes

3.1. What we as humans do could have an impact on natural hazards.

4. Impacts

5. Prevention

5.1. To prevent natural hazards from affecting us we could put up walls to stop tsunamis and maybe build stronger buildings and structures.

6. Known case studied

7. Protection