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Natural Hazards

Review of vocab and content

natural hazard a sudden and terrible event in nature (such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood) that usually results in serious damage and many deaths
tsunami a huge wave caused by an earthquake in the ocean, or a landslide, or a volcanic eruption
magnitude the strength of an earthquake/the amount of energy released during an earthquake
epicenter the point on Earth's surface directly above where the earthquake originates
amplitude the height of a wave
displacement the difference between somethings original place and it's new place after an event (for us, how much the water is moved during an underwater earthquake)
seismometer a device that detects an earthquake
tsunameter a device that detects tsunamis
stakeholder a person or group of people who have an interest or concern in something
system a group of things working together to do one job
subsystem a smaller part of a system
tornado a violent destructive whirling wind accompanied by a funnel-shaped cloud that progresses in a narrow path over the land
hurricane an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very strong winds that occurs especially in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean
hailstorm a storm accompanied by hail
freezing rain rain that freezes upon contact with a surface (such as the ground)
severe thunderstorm a storm accompanied by lightning and thunder
flood a rising and overflowing of a body of water especially onto normally dry land
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