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Natural Disasters

TermDefinition
A FLOOD Is an overflow of water that 'submerges' land.
A HURRICANE Is a rapidly rotating storm system
A VOLCANIC ERUPTION Occurs when hot materials are thrown out of a volcano. Lava, rocks, dust, ash and gas compounds are some of these "ejecta".
AN EARTHQUAKE Is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves
A TSUNAMI Is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water