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catostrophic brings terrible loss or lasting suffering
eruption A sudden, often violent outburst
force a push or pull acted upon something
pressure the force of two thing being pushed together
equilibrium a condition in which all acting influences are canceled by others, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system
natural hazard an event that results from earth's processes and that can cause damage and endager human life
hurricane winds traveling in 2 different directions meet and create a spinning weather system over tropical ocean waters; fueled through cantact with warm ocean water
landslide~involves rocks mudflows~involves just mud and stuff rapid downhill movement of a mixture of water, rock, and soil; occur after heavy rains in a normally dry area or after an earthquake
tornado small, spinning column of air that has high wind speeds and that touches the ground; occurs when cold, dry air meets warm, moist air
tsunami huge surface waves created by earthquakes underwater
drought an extended period where water availability falls below the requirminets for a region
flood heavy rains of sudden melting of snow cause large amounts of water to enter a river system or an area where drainage is not adequate and cause an overflow of water
earthquake rock beneath earth's surface moves and creates stress in the rock; stress causes rock to break or change shape releasing energy in the form of vibrations
wildfire a rapidly spreading fire
storm surge water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm
hurricane watch hurricane conditions are likely for a location within 24 hours
hurricane watch hurrican conditions are likely for a location within 36 hours
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