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Monday, 5 November 2012

Top 10 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions


Volcano
Year
Deaths
Major Cause of Deaths
Tambora, Indonesia
1815
92,000
Starvation
Krakatau, Indonesia
1883
36,417
Tsunami
Mount Pelee, Martinique
1902
29,025
Ash flows
Ruiz, Colombia
1985
25,000
Mudflows
Unzen, Japan
1792
14,300
Volcano collapse, tsunami
Laki, Iceland
1783
9,350
Starvation
Kelut, Indonesia
1919
5,110
Mudflows
Galunggung, Indonesia
1882
4,011
Mudflows
Vesuvius, Italy
1631
3,500
Mudflows, lava flows
Vesuvius, Italy
1779
3,360
Ash flows, falls




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