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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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 ...
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How susceptible is the greater Seattle area to an wildland-urban interface conflagration like the Camp Fire or 1991 Oakland firestorm?

Is there the risk of an "Issaquah firestorm", something with the intensity of Tyee Creek or Thirtymile but hitting suburban areas of the Cascade foothills like Issaquah, Samammish, Cougar Mountain?