How do natural disasters occur?

These animated film clips explain how different types of natural disasters occur, and provide examples of some of the impacts that can be caused by these disasters. Types of disasters examined include: earthquakes; floods; tsunamis; and, hurricanes / typhoons / cyclones. These film clips were created for the Emergency Preparedness Fund, which is referenced at the end of each clip. More information on how World Vision responds to emergencies is available here.

How do earthquakes happen? (2.29)

How do floods occur? (1.52)

How do tsunamis happen? (2.08)

How do hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones occur? (2.26)

Additional information and education resources on disasters are available on the Get Connected: Disasters homepage.