Natural Disaster

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For the professional wrestling tag team, see The Natural Disasters.
A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard (e.g. flood, tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, earthquake, or landslide) that affects the environment, and leads to financial, environmental and/or human losses. The resulting loss depends on the capacity of the population to support or resist the disaster, and their resilience.[1] This understanding is concentrated in the formulation: "disasters occur when hazards meet vulnerability."[2] A natural hazard will hence never result in a natural disaster in areas without vulnerability, e.g. strong earthquakes in uninhabited areas. The term natural has consequently been disputed because the events simply are not hazards or disasters without human involvement.[3]

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|1 Natural disasters |
|1.1 Land movement disasters |
|1.1.1 Avalanches |
|1.1.2 Earthquakes



References: [pic] The tsunami caused by the December 26, 2004 earthquake strikes Ao Nang, Thailand. • Ao Nang, Thailand (2004). The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake created the Boxing Day Tsunami and disaster at this site. • Lituya Bay, Alaska (1953). A mega-tsunami occurred here, the largest ever recorded.

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