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Increasing Events of Disasters

  • Vishwambhar Prasad SatiEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 66)

Abstract

The entire Himalaya is highly vulnerable to geo-hydrological disasters, among which earthquakes, cloudburst triggered flashfloods and debris flows, landslides and mass movements are prominent. An inventory of these disasters has prepared and presented in this chapter. Forest fires are frequent, causing to heavy loss of biodiversity. Frequency and intensity of these geo-hydrological disasters have increased recently. It has been observed that increasing intensity of these hazards is also due to climate variability and change.

Keywords

Natural disasters Anthropogenic activities Catastrophes Richter Scale Cloudburst Environmental degradation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Resource Management, School of Earth SciencesMizoram University (A Central University)AizawlIndia

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