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Natural hazards in Latin America and the Caribbean

Natural hazards of all types exist in Latin America and the Caribbean. The most common are classified by their origin: geological, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and landslides; or hydrometeorological, such as hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, landslides, and drought. Selected natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean are listed in Table 3.1.