Questions tagged [natural-disasters]

Questions relating to natural events such as severe weather events or seismic events that can result in the loss of life and/or significant or large scale destruction of natural or human environments.

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How big a risk is Mount Vesuvius for the local population?

How much of a risk does Mount Vesuvius pose for the population of the surrounding area?
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Is there a sort of “global natural disaster” index?

Is there what could be called a "global disaster index", i.e., a measure of the number, weighted by their intensities, of all the world's natural disasters at given moments in time throughout history?
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Which are the best open/free softwares for debris flow and rock fall simulation?

For debris flow,  Flow-R and Titan2D I'm sure are very good, both the softwares themselves and the amount of publications. But for rock falls, it seems the Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program is not ...