Option D – Geophysical hazards

Geophysical systems

Plate tectonics

Earthquakes [case studies 1 & 2]

Characteristics

Distribution

Relevance of magnitude & frequency on risk management

Factors affecting hazard risks and event impacts

Differences in vulnerability levels

Volcanoes [case studies 3 & 4]

Characteristics

Distribution

Relevance of magnitude & frequency on risk management

Factors affecting hazard risks and event impacts

Differences in vulnerability levels

Mass movements [case studies 5 & 6]

Characteristics

Distribution

Relevance of magnitude & frequency on risk management

Factors affecting hazard risks and event impacts

Differences in vulnerability levels

Future resilience & adaptation

Global hazard & disaster trends

Hazard adaptation (by governments and individuals)

Pre-event management strategies

Post-event management strategies