n. 1 Any natural phenomenon that causes great damage and loss of life. 2 The emergency situation that is the consequence of such an event.
A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected population's resilience, or ability to recover and also on the infrastructure available.
An adverse event will not rise to the level of a disaster if it occurs in an area without vulnerable population. In a vulnerable area, however, such as Nepal during the 2015 earthquake, an earthquake can have disastrous consequences and leave lasting damage, requiring years to repair.
"Natural Disaster" is the first single from the Plain White T's second worldwide album (fifth overall) Big Bad World. It was released to pop radio on August 8, 2008 and peaked at #25 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.
"Natural Disaster" is a song by Dutch DJ Laidback Luke and British singer and rapper Example. It was released on 4 October 2011 in the USA and on 16 October 2011 in the UK as the third single of Example's third studio album, Playing in the Shadows, with an entire remix EP on iTunes. A 5-minute extended explicit album version of the song was included on the album Playing in the Shadows. The song was written by Example, Laidback Luke, and Dipesh Parmar, and was produced by Laidback Luke.
Usage examples of "natural disaster".
A mine explosion alarms the people, but it turns out to be a natural disaster.
But what sort of credit did a man receive for dealing with a natural disaster?
This complex area of natural disaster was no more than twelve metres across at its widest.
Big Al stared at his son-in-law with the unaccepting disbelief of a man confronting an impending natural disaster an avalanche descending, a looming tornado funnel and then his face cleared and he began to laugh uproariously.
Under normal circumstances, partaking in the tau orgy was a joyous event, celebrated only at times of great import: after a victory against Harkonnens or the discovery of a huge spice deposit or surviving a natural disaster.
Those of us present during the Los Angeles earthquake, a devastating natural disaster, recall the rapid resumption of all utilities, the effectiveness of law enforcement, and a faster return to normal life than other nations facing the same challenges could likely imagine.
If it's a natural disaster that matches its advance billings, this could become a long-term societal landmark.
He should have helped her more when she was standing in front of him, but if she persisted in thinking it was a natural disaster, then she was a bigger fool than those fat constables.
A lot of our scientists think a natural disaster, or series of them, roight've been responsible, and a small minority says the north might never have supported more than we have now in the way of biotics.
A lot of our scientists think a natural disaster, or series of them, might’.