Boundary where plates are moving towards each other Convergent
Indicates the severity of an earthquake in terms of the damage that it inflicts on structures and people Intensity Scale
Natural Hazards can be separated into _________ and ________ categories. Economic Impacts and Environmental Impacts
The social impacts of natural hazards include: Loss of income to people or damage to an industry, illnesses cause by hazard, no form of communication
The phenomenon of unusually cool ocean currents off the coast of Australia is called El Nino
What is a natural disaster? When a natural hazard impacts on the community causing destruction of property and loss of life.
A sudden movement in the earth’s crust caused by movements of tectonic plates is called? An earthquake
What is a Tsunami? A large wave usually formed by undersea earthquakes and landslides.
Below average rainfall for a prolonged period of time is called Drought
One of America’s worst natural disasters occurred in 1980, when a _____ damaged much of the southern…
One of America’s worst natural disasters occurred in 1980, when a _____ damaged much of the southern U.S. Heat Wave