Danger; Frequency of danger; Frequency of threat; Threat
Hazard is an event, phenomenon, process, situation, or activity that may potentially be harmful to the affected population and damaging to the society and the environment. A hazard is characterized by its location, magnitude, geometry, frequency or probability of occurrence, and other characteristics.
Hazard involves something which could potentially be harmful to a person’s life, health, and property; to the society as a whole; or to the environment. There is a lack of a common ground among different disciplines and schools of thought regarding what hazard means and different disciplines apply the term in different ways (e.g., Alexander, 2002; EEA (European Environment Agency), 2006; Emergency Management, 1998; ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering), 2004; TRADE (The Training Resources and Data Exchange), 1999; UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy...
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