geohazard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

geo- +‎ hazard

Noun[edit]

geohazard (plural geohazards)

  1. A geological hazard, such as the risk of a landslide or tsunami.
    • 2008 May 27, Andrew C. Revkin, “Turning Schools From Death Traps Into Havens”, New York Times:
      Yumei Wang, the director of Oregon’s geohazards team, said a quick evaluation last year found that 1,300 of the state’s schools (housing 340,000 students) and emergency-services buildings had a “high or very high” risk of collapse in a substantial earthquake.