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Natural and man-made disasters
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    Natural and man-made disasters around the world
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  • A mass of earth, rock, etc. that falls down the slope of a mountain (or a cliff)?
    A landslide / A landfall
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  • A mass of snow, ice and rock that falls down the side of a mountain?
    An avalanche / A snowslide
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  • A sudden, violent shaking of the earth’s surface?
    A(n) (earth)quake
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  • A storm in a desert in which sand is blown into the air by strong winds?
    A sandstorm
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  • A violent storm with very strong winds, especially in the western Atlantic Ocean and north-eastern Pacific Ocean?
    A hurricane / a tropical cyclone
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  • An extremely large wave in the sea caused by an earthquake?
    A tsunami / A tidal wave
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  • A violent storm with very strong winds which move in a circle?
    A tornado / A twister
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  • A snowstorm with very strong winds?
    A blizzard
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  • A storm with thunder and lightning and usually very heavy rain?
    A thunderstorm / an electric(al) storm / a lightning storm
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  • An occasion when a volcano suddenly throws out burning rocks, smoke, etc?
    A volcanic eruption
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  • A lack of food during a long period of time in a region?
    A famine
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  • A large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry?
    A flood
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  • A long period of time when there is little or no rain?
    A drought
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  • A storm during which hail falls from the sky?
    A hailstorm
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  • Flames that are out of control and destroy buildings, trees, etc.?
    Fire
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  • A storm that carries clouds of dust in the wind over a wide area?
    A dust storm
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  • A period of unusually and extremely hot weather?
    A heatwave
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  • A period when the weather is colder than usual?
    A cold wave / a cold snap / a cold spell
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  • A rain that contains harmful chemicals from factory gases and that damages trees, crops and buildings?
    Acid rain
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  • Any infectious disease that kills a lot of people?
    A plague / an epidemic
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