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Definition
See Natural disasters - people affected definition. Meteorological disaster refers to a hazard caused by short-lived, micro- to meso-scale extreme weather and atmospheric conditions that last from minutes to days. Indicator calculations: Per thousand population figures are based on population figures.

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Complex disasters, economic damages, million 2005 $/yr Industrial accident, Gas leak (total damage % GDP) Industrial accident, Radiation (total people affected) Industrial accident, Oil spill (total people affected)

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