This paper presents the basic scientific principles underpinning the professional practice of zonation for natural hazards such as floods, severe storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, wildfires, tsunamis, and droughts. Zonation is the scientific process of identifying those parts of a geographic area which are best and least suited for community development in terms of their exposure to the physical effects of recurring, rapid onset, natural hazards.
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Natural hazard zonation
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Proceedings of the Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction
Proceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction