This study aimed at exploring the correlation between the patterns of mortality and affected people caused by natural disasters and human development level at conuntry level in South East Asia (SEA). The study utilized quantitative data on deaths and affected people caused by natural disasters from CRED and other databases.
Huge deaths and affected people concentrated on lower HDI countries in comparasion witht middle ones in SEA. Desegregated disaster subtypes, overlapping data, no universal scale about severity and magnitude measurement demonstrated lead barriers for conducting statistical test between impact variables and development level with value. With the combination of all parameters of natural disaster scales, a universal and accepted scale might be suggested to avoid misleading in disaster data collection and thereby develop scientific techniques for vulnerability assessment.
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