What is the difference between a natural disaster and a natural hazard?
Explanation from Alloprof
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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.
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