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1 The Nature of Natural Hazards Some Background • 2011: A year of Living Dangerously • Types of Natural Hazard • Types of Natural Hazards •T ime Scales • Hazards vs. Disasters: A Global perspective Readings: Chapter 1 Zion National Park, UT Mt. Rainier, WA Galveston, TX 2011: A year of Living Dangerously
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2 2011: A year of Living Dangerously Total Deaths Worldwide: 27,000 Japan (9.0 M Earthquake) 16,000 Brazil (Landslides/Flash Floods) 1 348 Japan March 11, 2011 1,348 Philippines (Tropical storm) 1,257 Worldwide Economic losses: USD 308 billion 9.0 M Earthquake (Japan) 210 billon Tornados (USA) 46 Floods (Thailand )4 0 6.3 Earthquake (New Zealand) 16 Thailand, Oct 2011 Other Events Worst drought in decades in Somalia US FEMA: 99 declared disasters (avg.=34) Joplin, Mo May 22, 2011 Natural Disaster meets Technological Disaster Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Friday, March 11, 2011
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3 March 11: A tsunami wave crashes over a street in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, in northeastern Japan. Photograph by Mainichi Shimbun, Reuters March 11. Tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi. Kyodo via Reuters
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4 March 11; Tsunami tidal waves hit houses in Natori Kyodo via AP Ships drifted by tsunami sit on the land near a port in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Saturday morning, March 12. (AP) A ship lifted up into a town by a tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Kyodo / Reuters)
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5 An aerial view of the devastation in the town of Onagawa, Japan, on March 13. Str / EPA The town of Minamisanriku is submerged after Friday's strong earthquake triggered tsunami in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Saturday, March 12. (AP)
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6 Houses swept out to sea burn following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan. Yomiuri via Reuters Satellite image fro Ministry of Tra Half an hour after earthquake, a wall of water breached the sea wall Nuclear Crisis: Chain Reaction nsport Tohuku Regional Bureau vi protecting the Fukushima Daiichi plant a /Getty Images The flooding is believed to have irrevocably damaged the oil tank and other key parts of the system and crippled the cooling system
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7 Smoke rises from Fukushima Daiichi 1 nuclear reactor after an explosion blew the roof March 12, 2011 aReutersTV / Reuters ) off the unstable reactor north of Tokyo (NTVvia The No 4 reactor building of the Fukushima nuclear power station Photo: EPA http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
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8 Earthquakes in 2011 4 9.0 M 15, 375 event Largest 9.0M 3/11 Japan Deepest 4.5M 12/27 Fiji (652 km) Volcanic Activity in 2011 64 Volcanoes had activity/unrest – Kilauea, Hawaii
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