• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...


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.


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.


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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. World Resources

    Famous pessimists include P.Ehrlich. Factors that are causing the World's Resources to Decrease There are a few main factors that are causing the world's resources to decrease. Population Because there is such a growth of population, people are needing more and more energy in their house.

  2. The Philippines and the struggle for democracy

    Equality is strongly emphasized. Universal suffrage, which allows citizens above a certain age to vote regardless of race or gender, helps achieve equality. In the 16th century the Philippines where became a colony of the Spanish empire. The Spanish motivation for laying claim to the land was motivated by natural resources.

  1. Tourism brings enormous benefits to less economically developed countries and very few problems

    France 79.1 million 81.9 million 2. Spain 58.5 million 59.2 million 3. USA 51.1 million 56.0 million 4. China 49.6 million 54.7 million 5. Italy 41.1 million 43.7 million 6. United Kingdom 30.7 million 30.7 million 7. Germany 23.6 million 24.4 million 8.

  2. CHP Potential in Indian Industrial Sectors

    The high pressure steam is then used for running steam turbines of various compressors like syngas compressor, process air compressor, ammonia refrigeration compressor and pumps like BFW pumps, CO2 removal solution circulation pumps and also process requirement. A modern ammonia plant is more or less self sufficient with respect to steam.

  1. The Kashmir earthquake

    The roads and rail system were also directly affected, especially bridges and elevated roads, many roads were cut off blocking crucial supply routs that lead to the smaller, more remote areas. The railway was severely affected due to turns in the railway track alignment.

  2. Energy assessment for Japan

    provide a great deal of energy - around 20% of Britain's needs. Although the energy supply is reliable and plentiful, converting it into useful electrical power is not easy. There are eight main sites around Britain where tidal power stations could usefully be built, including the Severn, Dee, Solway and Humber estuaries.

  1. Free essay

    World development is the process which countries go through to make more money and ...

    These industries are severely affected by natural disasters because there is loss of tourism; with an outcome similar to the Tsunami. International debt remains to be a severe problem in LEDCs because they have no solution but to borrow money from MEDCs.

  2. Why are some countries LEDC's and some MEDC's?

    The Famine was due to the appearance of "the Blight", it almost instantly destroyed the primary food source for the majority of the island's population. The immediate after-effects of The Famine continued until 1851. Much is unrecorded, and various estimates suggest that between 500,000 and more than one million people

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work