Earthquakes are also caused by volcanic activity. For instance, earthquakes are natural disasters that are characterized by vibrations and shaking within the ground, some earthquakes have the potential to become deadly.
Table 3 synthesizes the environmental aspects of a man-made nature which exacerbate natural disasters. This issue has taken on particular importance as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, report states that one of the consequences of global warming is the likely increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme climatic events above all in tropical regionswhich together with disasters caused by geophysical factors e.
The Himalayan region has been the site for great earthquakes of the world of magnitude greater than 8. Why Disasters Happen There are four main reasons why disasters happen.
Modules have also been identified to include disaster management aspects in the course curriculum for engineering, architecture, and medical degrees. This understanding is concentrated in the formulation: "disasters occur when hazards meet vulnerability. Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience.
In the instant after the quake, the sea surface shape resembles the contours of the seafloor.
In some phenomena, such as cyclones, flood, etc. Propagation of Tsunamis: The long gravity tsunami waves are caused by two interacting processes. An eight battalion-strong National Disaster Response Force NDRF was set up comprising specialised response teams on various types of disasters of which around 72 are for nuclear, biological, and chemical NBC disasters.
It will have pressure sensors to detect the water movement. Compared to the pre- monsoon season of May, June, when severe storms are rare, the months of October and November are known for severe cyclones.