What is a disaster?

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Manish Kumar asked 25-Nov-2017 in Nature by Manish Kumar
edited 25-Nov-2017 by Manish-Kumar

What is a disaster?

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AMANDEEP SINGH answered 22-Dec-2017 by AMANDEEP SINGH

           What is a disaster?

An incident is said to be a disaster which is sudden and calamitous and disrupts the functioning of a community or society and causes human, material, and economic or environmental losses that exceed the community’s or society’s ability to cope using its own resources. Though often caused by nature, disasters can have human origins. 

                                                                  DISASTER= (VULNERABILITY+ HAZARD ) / CAPACITY 
when a hazard had a drastic effect on vulnerable people, it is said to be a disaster. 
what results in a disaster is the combination of hazards, vulnerability and inability to reduce the potential negative consequences of risk .