Disasters/Disaster Hazard Types

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' Int'l Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) * FEMA CEOS Disaster Risk Management 2012 GEOSS 10-year plan 2005 Other Disaster/Hazard Categories ESIP interest / expertise (contact email)
Natural Hazards C drought Drought Drought
C wildfires Wildfire Wildfires Wildland fires
C extreme temperatures Heat wave Extreme weather
Ice jams Sea and Lake ice
G earthquakes Earthquake Seismic hazards Earthquakes
G volcanic activity Volcano Volcanoes Volcanoes, Volcanic Ash, Aerosols
G tsunamis Tsunami Tsunamis Coastal hazards, tsunami
G landslides Landslide Landslides Landslides, subsidence
Urban subsidence
Inactive mine hazard
Coastal lowland subsidence
H avalanche
H floods Flood Flooding (plain flooding) Floods
Flash flooding
M storms / wave surges Storm surge
Coastal lowland flooding
Severe thunderstorms
M cyclones Hurricane Windstorm (hurricane, cyclones) Tropical cyclones
Tornado
Winter storm
B disease epidemics Biological Threat
B Insect / animal plagues
Manmade Bioterrorism
industrial accidents Chemical threat Pollution events
Radiation / Nuclear
transport accidents
famine
conflicts
displaced populations
Fire
* IFRC categories:
C=climatological
G=geophysical
H=hydrological
M=meteorological
B=biological
man-made