Before the advent of telecommunications and air transport, ecological disruption was the major cause of loss of life in eruptions, with building collapse due to shaking and ash fall probably next most important.
The 1977 event from Nyiragongo is probably the largest recorded direct loss of life from lava flows.
A few examples: Note the near absence of reference to lava flows, which rarely result in fatalities.
Even the great Laki fissure flow of 1783 produced casualties mostly by ecological disruption.
Get serenaded by opera singers in the opulent surrounds of Sarastro with its flamboyant food and erotic artwork. Share a milkshake at American-themed media cafe The Love Shake in Shoreditch. Indulge in some luxurious tea and cake at Petersham Nurseries.13. Cosy up to your other half at Icebar London, where the walls, bar and tables are made of ice. Sip a martini at the legendary Dukes Hotel Bar, where James Bond author Ian Fleming famously used to drink. Snuggle up in front of a crackling fire at one of London’s cosy pubs. Quaff a cocktail or two in one of London's many Dirty Martinis.26. Find a board game for two at board game cafe Draughts.39.