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How Natural Hazards are Categorised

Level:
AS, A Level
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR

Last updated 22 Mar 2021

There are three key categories of natural hazard.

Geophysical

Natural hazards where the causal factor is a geological or geomorphological process.

Examples include:

  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Landslides

Atmospheric

Natural hazards where the causal factor is an atmospheric process.

Examples include:

  • Tropical storms
  • Tornadoes
  • Droughts

Hydrological

Natural hazards where the causal factor is a water process.

Examples include:

  • Flash floods
  • Avalanches

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