The dimensions of natural disasters

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The total human impact of a natural disaster is controlled both by the severity of the event, and how much of our stuff is in the way (exposure). In an area with high exposure, even a moderate severity event can have a large impact.

The total human impact of a natural disaster is controlled both by the severity of the event, and how much of our stuff is in the way (exposure). In an area with high exposure, even a moderate severity event can have a large impact.

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