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Volcanic Eruptions 2000-2017

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Most major volcanic eruptions between 2000 and 2017 have been recorded in Indonesia (19), followed by the Philippines (11) and Ecuador (9). The only European countries being hit by a volcanic eruption in that period are Italy and Iceland.

Indonesia is also the country mourning the most deaths through volcanoes (367), followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo (200) and Japan (63). More than 100 000 people got homeless in the DR Congo, while most of the financial damages were caused in Chile, more than 600 Million US$. This is more than the following Indonesia, Ecuador and Argentina put together.


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Technical Notes

This map shows the proportion of all volcanos erupting between 2000 and 2017.

Data sources
This map uses data by EM-DAT: The Emergency Events Database – (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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