Natural Disasters Quiz 1
earthquakes, mudflows, floods, eruptions, hurricanes...they're all here. 10 Questions.
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What's a lahar?
an eruption of a volcano in an uninhabited place
a tremor beneath the seabed
a volcanic mudslide or landslide
What was the cause of the Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand in 2004?
overdevelopment of the coastline
an undersea earthquake
erosion & climate change
The earthquake which caused the tsunami had the longest duration of quaking ever recorded. How long did it last?
just over 5 minutes
up to 10 minutes
15 minutes and 57 seconds
Which of these countries doesn't tend to suffer from wildfires?
Which legal term is used for events outside of human control, like floods or other natural disasters?
Act of God
Working of Fate
Operation of Destiny
What was the name of the disaster which devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005?
What exactly is lava?
a mixture of volcanic ash & deadly gases
melted metals from the earth, like iron
Which river is known for its disastrous floods?
The Yellow River, China
The Thames River, UK
The Mississippi River, US
Which city is built on the San Andreas Fault, leaving it very susceptible to earthquakes?
What's the name for a piece of rock which speeds through the earth's atmosphere from space, potentially causing disaster?
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