I ve just used EM-DAT* to check the disaster trends by continents.
The numbers of disasters
The numbers of death
*D. Guha-Sapir, R. Below, Ph. Hoyois – EM-DAT: The CRED/OFDA International Disaster Database – www.emdat.be – Université Catholique de Louvain – Brussels – Belgium.
You can see the general trends. This clearly shows Asia is the most vulnerable continent.
As mentioned before, there are no disasters if there are no people. Also, we can notice that
disasters change from human sufferings to economic damages with the development process
of the countries.