Big Data Technologies and Applications. 8th International Conference, BDTA 2017, Gwangju, South Korea, November 23–24, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Pattern Analysis of Natural Disasters in the Philippines

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-98752-1_9,
        author={Marie Garcia and Alexander Hernandez},
        title={Pattern Analysis of Natural Disasters in the Philippines},
        proceedings={Big Data Technologies and Applications. 8th International Conference, BDTA 2017, Gwangju, South Korea, November 23--24, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={BDTA},
        year={2018},
        month={11},
        keywords={Data mining Natural disasters Clustering Developing country},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-98752-1_9}
    }
    
  • Marie Garcia
    Alexander Hernandez
    Year: 2018
    Pattern Analysis of Natural Disasters in the Philippines
    BDTA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98752-1_9
Marie Garcia1,*, Alexander Hernandez1,*
  • 1: Technological Institute of the Philippines
*Contact email: marieelainejoycengarcia@gmail.com, alexander.hernandez@tip.edu.ph

Abstract

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters due to its geographical location. Natural disasters such as storms, floods, earthquakes, and droughts often occur which bring threat and disturbance to people. Its frequency and severity are probable to increase since there are many studies linking its relationship with climate change. This study analyzed the frequency of natural disasters occurred from the dataset provided by the CRED EM-DAT to identify the patterns from a specified period from 1980–2012. The Results revealed that there is a drastic increase in the frequency of storms that hit the Philippines for more than three (3) decades from 1980 to 2012. Storms, floods, and volcanic eruptions remain the top 3 natural disasters that affect the entire country. There is an increase of 147% from 1980–2012. Thus, the natural disasters are extensively aggravating several industries in the Philippines. The results also indicate that the frequency of natural disasters is more likely increase in the future.