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Early Warnings of Natural Hazards in India

Natural hazards are severe natural phenomena or events, broadly classified in two categories: hydro-meteorological and geological hazards. Tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms, floods and drought are hydro-meteorological hazards whereas earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are grouped under geological hazards. Landslides and avalanches are caused by a combination of geological and hydro-meteorological factors. Hydro-meteorological hazards Occurring at different scales and across varying durations, hydro-meteorological hazards can range from seconds to several years and cover a localised area or thousands of kilometers...

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