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Table 1 Categories and examples of potential hazards

From: The role of hazard vulnerability assessments in disaster preparedness and prevention in China

Category Examples
Natural disaster Earthquake, flood, temperature extremes, hurricane (cyclone, typhoon), landslide, mudslide, severe thunderstorm, subsidence, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, wildfire, windstorm, winter storm (blizzard, ice storm), epidemic
Accident Food poisoning, stampede, road accident, aviation accident, railway accident
Hazardous material Chemical, radiological and nuclear exposures
Technological hazard Internal fires; fuel shortages; and potential failures involving transportation, communications, electricity, fire alarms, generators, information systems, sewage, and water