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Hazards and Risk Hurricane Andrew South Florida 1992
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Nature of Hazards Catastrophic Non-catastrophic Anthropogenic Flooding Coastal erosion Nuclear “accident” Hurricane Expansive soils Air or water pollution Landslide Earthquake Volcanic eruption Examples of Hazards Human casualties Hurricane/typhoon Katrina, US, 2005 2,000 “Nina”, China, 1975 100,000+ Earthquake Haiti, 2010 200,000-300,000 Tsunami Indonesia, 2004 240,000 Landslide Kansu, China, 1920 200,000 Flooding Rapid City, SD, 1972 237 Yangtze R., China, 1931 2.5-3.7 million
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Expansive soil
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Hazards lead to Risks for humans Hazards : earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, etc. Risk : measure of the likelihood and potential impact from a hazard Example: There is a risk in making left turn at a busy intersection. The hazard is oncoming traffic Understanding Hazards and Risk
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Hazards are identified and monitored by scientists Risk assessment is necessary to understand impacts
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Hanson during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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