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Table 8 Number of fatalities per incident in different distance bins. The median is a better measure of average given the relative rarity though dominating presence of incidents with large losses of lives

From: Volcanic fatalities database: analysis of volcanic threat with distance and victim classification

   Distance bin
   ≤5 km >5 – ≤10 km >10 km
Number of fatal incidents   149 110 154
Number of fatalities   6268 61,842 119,717
Number of fatalities per incident Minimum 1 1 1
Maximum 2000 28,000 36,000
Mean 39 562 777
Median 3 15 15