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Volcano Disaster Statistics

Volcano Disaster Statistics Data
Average number of volcanic eruptions per year 35
No of people killed by volcanos since 1980 25,197
Average number of people killed per year by volcanos since 1980 869
No of people affected 4,080,791
Average people affected per year by volcanos 140,717
Average economic damage per year caused by volcanos $98,992,000
Most People Effected Date Affected
Philippines 1991 1,036,065
Nicaragua 1992 300,075
Ecuador 2006 300,013
Indonesia 1982 300,000
Comoros 2005 245,000
Philippines 1993 165,009
Papua New Guinea 1994 152,002
Ecuador 2002 128,150
Zaire/Congo Dem Rep 2002 110,400
Mexico 1994 75,000
Most Deaths Date Killed
Colombia 1985 21,800
Cameroon 1986 1,746
Philippines 1991 640
Zaire/Congo Dem Rep 2002 200
Indonesia 1981 192
Mexico 1982 100
United States 1980 90
Philippines 1993 79
Indonesia 1994 58
Japan 1991 43
Highest Cost Date Cost
Colombia 1985 $1,000,000,000
United States 1980 $860,000,000
Philippines 1991 $211,000,000
Indonesia 1982 $160,000,000
Ecuador 2006 $150,000,000
Indonesia 1983 $149,690,000
Mexico 1982 $117,000,000
Papua New Guinea 1994 $110,000,000
Indonesia 1983 $25,500,000
Iceland 1996 $16,500,000
Deadliest Eruptions Since 1500 Year Volcanic Explosivity Index Casualties
Tambora, Indonesia 1815 7 92,000
Krakatau, Indonesia 1883 6 36,000
Mont Pelee, Martinique 1902 4 30,000
Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia 1985 3 21,800
Unzen, Japan 1792 4 15,000
Kelut, Indonesia 1586 4 10,000
Laki, Iceland 1783 4 9,000
Mount St. Helens, U.S.A. 1980 5 90
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Volcano Name Location Continuous Eruptions
Etna Italy 3500 years
Stromboli Italy 2000 years
Yasur Vanuatu 800 years
Piton de la Fournaise Reunion 92
Santa Maria Guatemala 90
Dukono Indonesia 79
Sangay Ecuador 78
Ambrym Vanuatu 77
Suwanose-jima Japan 63
Tinakula Solomon Islands 61
Sakura-jima Japan 57
Langila Papua New Guinea 52
Pacaya Guatemala 47
Erta Ale Ethiopia 45
Arenal Costa Rica 44
Erebus Antarctica 40
Bagana Papua New Guinea 40
Manam Papua New Guinea 38
Semeru Indonesia 35
Merapi Indonesia 35
Kilauea Hawaii 29
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Sources: Disaster Prevention Agency
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 30, 2016

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