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Natural disaster

A natural disaster is a natural event with catastrophic consequences for living things in the vicinity.

Common forms of natural disasters include:

Extreme forms of natural disaster:

  • Impact of a large object with the Earth
  • Solar flares

Compare with man-made disasters.

See also:



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