Why are there still natural disasters?
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Typhoon Haiyan is one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the Philippines!
The Philippines has suffered from an inexhaustible number of deadly typhoons, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and other natural disasters. This is due to its location along the Ring of Fire, or typhoon belt – a large Pacific Ocean region where many of Earth’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
Annually, approximately 80 typhoons develop above tropical
waters, of which 19 enter the Philippine region and six to nine
make landfall, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre
The Philippines is in fact the country most exposed to tropical storms in the world. Violent tropical storms, such as the latest Haiyan typhoon, can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb.