L.I.C's that depend on primary economy and subsistence economy, farming/fishing/quarrying, are impacted very negatively. Governments cannot handle the social panic and control the scale in which a tectonic event has affected. Poorer countries cannot afford or don't have the extra expense to rebuild, reconstruct and help the population in panic. Therefore, the social and demographic aspect post-event, are much more severe, leading to higher death toll from secondary hazards like disease and homelessness. The issue is, L.I.C's have previous long term issues that are higher priority. A poorer country has to contribute it's money into aiding the maximum number of people, this may a cholera outbreak for example.