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Lonquimay Volcano
The Andean Volcanic Belt
 
The Chilean Andes Mountain Range is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire". There are several active volcanoes throughout the Cordillera and Chilean regions, from Parinacota in the north to Magallanes in the south. The most active volcanoes are found in the Araucanía Region, which is located 680 km south of Santiago, the capital of Chile.
Damaged agricultural fields after extensive flooding
Flash floods in Thessaloniki
 
Floods are considered one of the most catastrophic natural disasters. They affect more people than any other natural disaster, posing serious risks for people’s lives, properties and infrastructure. Due to the increasing frequency of severe flood events, as well as evidence of global climate change and rise in sea levels, floods are now considered a serious threat.
The track of Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina
 
On 25 August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the densely populated south-eastern part of the US state of Florida with squalls of 130 kilometres per hour at maximum speed, and caused extensive damage. Fatal floods were generated by the precipitations.
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