Hazard: is a condition that tends to create or increase the possibility of loss, a source of danger. Events that occur in nature are called natural hazards.
The difference between a natural hazard and a natural disaster is that the destruction caused by a tsunami is a disaster, whereas the tsunami itself is a hazard.
Hawaiian Translation: Weliweli
Tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, wildfires, and floods are all examples of natural hazards.
A coastal hazard is a hazard that has a direct effect on the world's coastlines.
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