World map of natural hazards

A natural hazard is a natural phenomenon caused by events that might negatively influence humans and other living organisms or the environment. Natural hazards can be classified into five broad categories: geophysical (earthquakes, mudslides, landslides, and volcanic activity), hydrological (avalanches and floods), climatological (extreme temperatures and drought), meteorological (storms, tornados,) and biological (disease epidemics and pandemics, and pest or animal plagues).

The map below shows the frequency and intensity of hailstorms, tornados, wildfires, the observed trend in mean temperature and precipitation in different parts of our planet.

Map of natural hazards

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