*Most people accept that in the UK we live in
a developed country. We have resources we
needed to have a long life, a good standard
of living, and a good quality of life those
country's which is do not have resources to
provide what is needed for a long life and
good standard of living are called less
developed or less economically developed
*Earthquakes are the deadliest of all natural
disasters. Most deaths are caused by
collapsing buildings or fires.
Several million earthquakes occur in the
world each year. However, many of these are
undetected because they occur in remote
areas or are very weak. On average, there
are 18 major earthquakes and one great
earthquake each year.
*Flooding is the world’s most expensive type
of natural disaster. The cost of global flood
damage is hundreds of billions of euros.
The Pakistan floods of July 2010 alone
caused more than €7 billion euros of
Floods can occur in coastal areas or close
to rivers. When huge sheets of water cover
low-lying areas, they can cause immense
damage to property and threaten lives.
*At least 500 million people live close to an
active volcano. When an eruption occurs,
nearby areas may be covered with ash and red-
Fields and buildings may be buried. Poisonous
gases, clouds of glowing ash or mud flows may
kill everyone in their path. Fortunately,
satellites are now helping to identify the most