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Secondary I • 11mo.

What is the difference between a natural disaster and a natural hazard?

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    Team Alloprof • 11mo.

    Hi,


    This is an interesting question!

    Natural hazards and natural disasters are linked, but are not the same.

    A natural hazard is the threat of an event that will likely have a negative impact. For example, a thunderstorm is a hazard.

    A natural disaster includes the negative impacts following a natural hazard. A natural disaster significantly harms a community. For example, a tidal wave impacting a costal city.


    I hope I helped you!

    See you soon!


    Karen