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Volcano - Data and statistics

A 'pre-designed' summary and profile of disasters reported for a particular hazard including a summary of events from 1980 to September 2008 , as well as the top 10 disasters.

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2008.

Volcano disasters from 1980 - 2008

Overview

No of events: 140
No of people killed: 25,197
Average people killed per year: 869
No of people affected: 4,080,791
Average people affected per year: 140,717
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 2,870,769
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 98,992

Top 10 Disasters Reported


Affected people

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
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

Killed people

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
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

Economic damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Colombia 1985 1,000,000
United States 1980 860,000
Philippines 1991 211,000
Indonesia 1982 160,000
Ecuador 2006 150,000
Indonesia 1983 149,690
Mexico 1982 117,000
Papua New Guinea 1994 110,000
Indonesia 1983 25,500
Iceland 1996 16,500

Statistics for volcano


Number of events reported


Number of people affected


Number of people killed


Reported economic damages (US$ in billion)

More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08