Number of deaths due to volcanic eruption incidents worldwide from 1500 to 2017, by cause

Global fatalities due to volcanic eruptions by cause 1500-2017 The statistic presents the number of incidents and number of fatalities due to the world's volcanic eruptions from 1500 AD to 2017. Tsunamis as a result of volcanic eruptions caused some 56,800 deaths during this time period.
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IncidentsFatalities
PDC*10259,958
Tsunami2356,822
Lahars7249,938
Secondary lahars416,377
Tephra524,315
Avalance93,525
Quiescent gas501,698
Lava flows25659
Gas16585
Ballistics57367
Hydrothermal762
Lightning49
IncidentsFatalities
PDC*10259,958
Tsunami2356,822
Lahars7249,938
Secondary lahars416,377
Tephra524,315
Avalance93,525
Quiescent gas501,698
Lava flows25659
Gas16585
Ballistics57367
Hydrothermal762
Lightning49
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The statistic presents the number of incidents and number of fatalities due to the world's volcanic eruptions from 1500 AD to 2017. Tsunamis as a result of volcanic eruptions caused some 56,800 deaths during this time period.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1500 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* PDC: pyroclastic density currents; includes pyroclastic flows, surges, and blasts.

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