Natural Disasters in Mongolia

Mongolia is a country where the following natural disasters occur frequently: meteorological such as blizzard; heavy snow; dust storm zud ; rain water flood; dibaish flow;snow melt flow; and others such as earthquake; wildfire; drought; and desertification.

Natural disasters which have occurred in Mongolia are presented in Table 1.

Table 1. Types of natural hazards in Mongolia

Major hazards Minor hazards
Blizzard Lightning
Heavy snow Locust infestations.
Dust storm Plague
Zud Epidemic disease
Flood (three types) Ecological hazards
Cold rain Industrial hazards
Hail Toxic Chemical
Earthquake Radiation
Wildfire Accident (road/air)
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