Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286

Number of deaths resulting from major mudslides worldwide up to 2016

This statistic shows the number of deaths resulting from the world's major mudslides from 1900 to 2016*. The mudslide in Honduras in 1973 claimed 2,800 lives.

Natural disasters

Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruption, tsunamis, floods, tornados or mudslides affect people worldwide.

Mudslides typically occur during periods of heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt and basically appear in regions which are likely to have monsoon storm. The number of people affected by major mudslides worldwide stood at 4,000,000 due to the mudslide in Brazil in January 11, 1966. Compared to Brazil, India counted 2,500,000 affected people in July, 1986.

Earthquakes are typically caused by the movement of the earth crusts, these movements cause vibrations which pass through and around the world. Earthquakes often destroy the homes of many people and cause a lot of casualties. The global number of death due to earthquakes varies from year to year. As a result of earthquakes, 320,120 people died worldwide in 2010 and about 768 people died in 2012.

Tropical cyclones are a rotating system of clouds and thunderstorm and although there are tropical cyclone warning systems the tropical cyclone in the Philippines was the natural disaster with the most fatalities in 2012, 1,901 people lost their lives due to the tropical cyclone.

It is always a big tragedy when people are affected by natural disasters, 1,036,065 affected people were counted during the volcanic eruption in the Philippines in June 9, 1991. Most of the states which know about the volcanic activities in their countries have an evacuation plan trying to safe peoples lives. In some cases it is difficult for the people to follow authorities’ instructions caused by unforeseen situations and it comes to high number of casualties like in the volcanic eruption in Ecuador in August 14, 2006.

Number of deaths resulting from major landslides around the world between 1900 and 2016*

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

November 2016



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Natural Disasters"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.