Natural Hazards and Diseases 01
This KS3 Geography quiz will challenge you on natural hazards and diseases. There are many different natural hazards faced by humans right around the world. Here in the UK, the two that are most often in the news are flooding and high winds. In other parts of the world, the hazards can be different, for example earthquakes and tsunamis. Tsunami waves travel across oceans at speeds of up to 500mph (800kmh). Out in the ocean, they are barely noticeable. When they reach land, it's a different story. These highly destructive waves can flood large areas to a depth of several metres and destroy almost everything in their path.
In tropical areas like the Caribbean, huge tropical storms called hurricanes (the same as typhoons in the Pacific Ocean or cyclones in the Indian Ocean) cause huge amounts of damage when they reach land. They bring winds of well over 100mph and torrential rain. At the centre of a tropical storm, there is a calm area of clear skies called the eye. But not all natural hazards come from the weather or plate tectonics. In some countries, diseases carried by insects and other animals are a major problem.
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