I am composing a problem for my students. It goes something like this:
You are writing a software for an observatory. You have a database of near-Earth objects that contains the following information about each object
- category (asteroid, planet, comet, etc)
- the probability of impact with Earth
- devastativeness (?) in case of impact
I don't seem to be able to find "devastativeness" in dictionaries. Its meaning is obvious, but I would like to use an actual word here. Any ideas?
To be explicit, I am looking for a word meaning the extent of being devastative /catastrophic.
P.S. In Russian I would use the word катастрофичность, which means "catastrophicality", exactly what I need, but google translated it as catastrophic, which can't be right.