Number of deaths resulting from major mudslides worldwide up to 2016

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 17, 2016
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.
Show more

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

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters

All Information
in one Presentation

Natural Disasters

Everything On "Natural Disasters" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "Natural Disasters"
  • Natural disasters worldwide
  • Natural disasters by country and region
  • Earthquakes
  • Storms, floods, landslides
The most important statistics
  • Extreme weather, wildland fire
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.