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Natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and
volcanoes affect both coastal
and inland areas. Long-term data from these events, including photographs,
can be used to establish the past record of natural hazard event
occurrences. These data are also important for planning, response, and
mitigation of future events.
The National Geophysical Data Center plays a major role in
post-event data collection.
We also assist in the detection, location, and evaluation of
the extent of certain hazards using satellite data. The types of hazards
detected using the Defense Meteorological Satellite include fires, floods,
hurricanes, and cyclones. We invite you to browse our pages to
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