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  • Guatemala
    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Santa Maria

    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    The first eruption of Santa María in recorded history occurred in October 1902. The eruption began on 24 October, and the largest explosions occurred over the following two days, ejecting an estimated 8 cubic kilometres (1.9 cu mi) of magma. Estimates are that 6,000 people died as a result of the eruption.