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Deadliest Volcanoes

#
Year
Volcano
Deaths
Major Cause of Death
1
1815
Tambora, Sumbawa Island,
Indonesia
92,000
approx. 10,000 killed directly, the remainder from disease and famine
2
1883
Krakatoa, Rakata Island,
Indonesia
36,417
tsunamis on the coasts of Java and Sumatra
3
1902
Mount Pelée, Martinique
29,025
pyroclastic flows
4
1985
Nevado de Ruíz, Colombia
25,000
lahars
5
1792
Unzen, Japan
14,300
avalanche and tsunami triggered by collapse of lava dome one month after eruption
6
1783
Laki, Iceland
9,350
famine and disease
7 1,600-
1,650 BC 
Santorini Island, Greece unknown possibly pyroclastic flows, lahars, tsunamis
8 1902 Santa María, Guatemala 6,000 ash flows, lahars
9
1919
Kelut, Indonesia
5,110
lahars
10
1882
Galung Gung, Indonesia
4,011
lahars
11
1631
Vesuvius, Italy
3,500
lahars and lava flows
12
79
Vesuvius, Italy
3,360
pyroclastic flows and ash falls
13
1772
Papandayan, Indonesia
2,957
ash flows, landslides
14
1951
Lamington, Papua New Guinea
2,942
pyroclastic flows
15
1982
El Chichón, Mexico
2,000
ash flows
16
1902
Sofrière, St. Vincent
1,680
ash flows
17
1741
Oshima, Japan
1,475
tsunami
18
1783
Asama, Japan
1,377
ash flows, mudflows
19 
1911
Taal, Philippines
1,335
ash flows
20
1814
Mayon, Philippines
1,200
mudflows
21
1963
Agung, Indonesia
1,184
ash flows
22
1877
Cotopaxi, Ecuador
1,000
mudflows
23
1991
Pinatubo, Philippines
800
typhoon, disease
24
1640
Komagatake, Japan
700
tsunami
25
1845
Ruíz, Colombia
700
mudflows
26
1951
Hibok-Hibok, Philippines
500
ash flows

Sources

Breining, G. Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park. St. Paul, Minn.: Voyageur Press, 2007.

Gates
, A. E. and D. Ritchie. Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, 3rd edn. New York: Facts On File, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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