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Why Less Economically Developing Countries (LEDCs), suffer more from the effects of natural hazards than More Economically Developed countries (MEDCs)

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Why Less Economically Developing Countries (LEDCs), suffer more from the effects of natural hazards than More Economically Developed countries (MEDCs) LEDC's suffer more from the effects of natural hazards than MEDC's as they are capable of stopping of the effects that LEDC's cant as MEDC'S have the money, resources and experience while LEDC's don't have much . LEDC's are less economically developed countries MEDC's are more economically developed countries 80% of the world's population live in poor countries. This effectively means LEDC's control only 20% of the world's resources. While 20% of the world's population live in rich countries. MEDC's control 80% of the world's wealth. LEDC's are poorly developed countries and so when it comes to natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanoes the primary effects happen and so the secondary effects and then the follow up effects happen but with MEDC's you might be able to prevent and prepare the natural disasters, so you stop the primary effects which means there should be no secondary effects and so on. This isn't always the case as MEDC's may to be able to prevent some of the primary effects and so might be able to prevent some of the secondary effects. ...read more.

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The secondary effects were the lahars, typhoons, buildings being collapsed, As it was situated in a LEDC area not a lot of things happened after the eruption. Still after 2 years people were in refugee tents. People didn't get fresh water straight away and food but if this happened somewhere in America, people would have got supplies straight away and any help they needed. They would have moved somewhere and got on with their lives at least in the next month or so. This shows the difference between LEDC's and MEDC's. By this you can see that if this was in a MEDC, less people would have died, less building being damaged, supplies being sent straight away and work repairs being done on railways or bridges or whatever was damaged. Another example of an earthquake is the Kobe in Japan which occurred on 17th January, 1995, at 5:46 am Japan Standard Time. Three plates meet near to the coast of Japan close to Kobe. The oceanic Plate is moving beneath the Eurasian Plate at a rate of about 10 centimeters per year. The Kobe Earthquake happened because of the friction resulting from the two plates colliding. ...read more.

Conclusion

Unlike the magnitude which has a unique value for a particular earthquake, the intensity of an earthquake at a place depends on the distance of that place from the epicentre, the depth of the focus, the intervening and local earth structures and the type of fault motion that caused the earthquake. To conclude, having showed the evidence to say that LEDC's suffer more from the effects of natural hazards than MEDC's, LEDC's are less capable of doing things in all areas. LEDC's don't have the money or resources and so can't predict or prepare or prevent and plan for the future. It shows that LEDC, 80% of the world population use only 20% of the world's resources. As they don't have money they can't help the economy after the natural disasters, so every time a natural disaster happens in the same place it will get worse and worse. Even though LEDC don't have things like undergrounds and buses they are not able to repair the damage done and carry on with their lives in the next few months. In MEDC's stuff like undergrounds would have been repaired and help to the people who have lost their homes. To end LEDC's will always suffer more from the effects of natural hazards than MEDC's . By Daniel Chen ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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