DISASTER: A major hazard event that causes widespread disruption to a community or region that the affected community is unable to deal with adequately without outside help.

HAZARD: A threat (whether natural or human) that has the potential to cause loss of life, injury, property damage, socio-economic disruption or environmental degradation.

HAZARD EVENT: The occurrence (realization) of a hazard, the effects of which change demographic, economic and/or environmental conditions.

RISK: The probability of a hazard event causing harmful consequences (expected losses in terms of deaths, injuries, property damage, economy and environment)

VULNERABILITY: The susceptibility of a community to a hazard or to the impacts of a hazard event.

  1. Earthquakes

The major earthquake regions in the world

Plates and their boundaries

What is the relationship between plate boundaries and earthquakes?

  1. Hurricanes, GATW

  2. Droughts, GATW

  3. Technological hazards, GATW

Hazards & Disaster

Risk Assessment and response

Hazards & Disasters - GATW


Hazard event

Responses to hazards

Differences between hazards and disasters