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Most Populous Regions Threatened by Volcanoes

   Volcano  Country  Last
Erupted
 1990
Population
1 Gede Indonesia 1957 29,417,000
2 Fuji Japan 1707 27,326,000
3 Tangku-
banparahu
Indonesia 1985 25,896,000
4 Izu-Tobu Japan 1989 20,311,000
5 Merapi Indonesia 1996 20,064,000
6 Popocatépetl Mexico 2001 20,034,000
7 Sundoro Indonesia 1971 19,437,000
8 Kelut Indonesia 1990 19,030,000
9 Galunggung Indonesia 1984 18,991,000
10 Asama Japan 1990 13,800,000

Source: Small, Christopher and Terry Naumann. The Global Distribution of Human Population and Recent Volcanism, work supported by NASA Earth Observatory and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/NatHazards/ and http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~small/PopVol.html

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