Environmental Hazards and Philippine Risk Profile

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What is the effect of flooding water on the material?

It acts as a grease to the material, increasing the likelihood of slipping

What is a common type of fast-moving landslide?

Mudslide or debris flow

What is the primary cause of a flash flood?

Heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time

What is the characteristic of a rock that affects its likelihood of landslide?

All of the above

What is the term for the movement of large masses of soil, rocks, or debris down a slope?


What is the typical duration of heavy rainfall that leads to a flash flood?

Less than 6 hours

What is the term for a flood caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time?

Flash flood

What is the impact of flooding water on the weight of the rock?

It adds extra weight to the rock

What is the characteristic of a landslide that makes it different from other geological events?

It is more widespread than any other geological event

What is the typical characteristic of the water during a flash flood?

Raging and fast-moving

Test your knowledge on environmental hazards, including earthquakes, typhoons, and the Philippine Risk Profile, which highlights the country's vulnerability to natural disasters being located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and typhoon belt.

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