Victims from volcanic eruptions: a revised database

  title={Victims from volcanic eruptions: a revised database},
  author={J. Tanguy and C. Ribi{\`e}re and A. Scarth and W. S. Tjetjep},
  journal={Bulletin of Volcanology},
  • J. Tanguy, C. Ribière, +1 author W. S. Tjetjep
  • Published 1998
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of Volcanology
  • Abstract The number of victims from volcanism and the primary cause(s) of death reported in the literature show considerable uncertainty. We present the results of investigations carried out either in contemporary accounts or in specific studies of eruptions that occurred since A.D. 1783. More than 220 000 people died because of volcanic activity during this period, which includes approximately 90% of the recorded deaths throughout history. Most of the fatalities resulted from post-eruption… CONTINUE READING
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