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GEO 7 - Landforms and Landscapes: Landscape Hazzards

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Severe weather natural hazards include bushfire, severe storms, floods and tropical cyclones. Geological natural hazards include earthquake, tsunami and landside. A natural hazard is dangerous and poses the threat of causing injury, loss of life, and creating damage to property, agriculture and the environment.

Hazards

ATMOSPHERIC

Hailstorms
Hurricanes
Lightning
Tornadoes
Tropical storms

SEISMIC [Earthquake]

Fault ruptures
Ground shaking
Lateral spreading
Liquefaction
Tsunamis
Seiches

OTHER GEOLOGIC/HYDROLOGIC

Debris avalanches
Expansive soils
Landslides
Rock falls
Submarine slides
Subsidence

HYDROLOGIC

Coastal flooding
Desertification
Salinization
Drought
Erosion and sedimentation
River flooding
Storm surges

VOLCANIC

Tephra (ash, cinders, lapilli)
Gases
Lava flows
Mudflows
Projectiles and lateral blasts
Pyroclastic flows

WILDFIRE [Bushfire]

Brush
Forest
Grass
Savannah

Volcano - Hawaii

1999 Sydney Hail Storm

This video is long just watch the beginning.

Drought

Drought impact many countries around the world. In poorer countries, drought causes severe famine and death for residents. Even in large developed countries, the natural hazard of drought impacts many. This video shows the impacts of the Californian Drought.

Bush Fire

Images of the fire - Among Australia's worst bush fire disasters.

Black Saturday was a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across Victoria on 7 February 2009. The fires occurred during extreme bushfire-weather conditions and resulted in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire;[10] there were 173 direct identified fatalities, This figure was later increased to 180 fatalities after several people succumbed to their injuries. Many were left homeless as a result.

Flood Townsville 2019

Australia is a land of drought and flood. These drone images are of the recent Townsville flood.