Extreme Natural Events. Focusing questions. What are extreme natural events and where and how often do they occur? What are the natural and cultural features of the environments that make them vulnerable to earthquakes? What natural processes are involved in the formation of earthquakes?
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A natural event is the result of a series of related actions known as processes. Rainfall processes for example, include evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
Human use of an area
3. Damage caused. Some extreme natural events cause a lot of damage and death (eg. a cyclone) while others cause very little damage & are rarely life-threatening (eg. A frost)
4. The area affected. Some extreme natural events affect huge areas (eg. A tsunami) while others may affect only a few hectares (eg. hail)