ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X35

Volcanic eruption

Diagnosis Code X35

ICD-10: X35
Short Description: Volcanic eruption
Long Description: Volcanic eruption
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X35

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Volcanic eruption (X35)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


A volcano is a vent in the Earth's crust. Hot rock, steam, poisonous gases, and ash reach the Earth's surface when a volcano erupts. An eruption can also cause earthquakes, mudflows and flash floods, rock falls and landslides, acid rain, fires, and even tsunamis.

Volcanic gas and ash can damage the lungs of small infants, older adults, and people with severe respiratory illnesses. Volcanic ash can affect people hundreds of miles away from the eruption.

Although there are no guarantees of safety during a volcanic eruption, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety, and losses. If you do experience a disaster, it is normal to feel stressed. You may need help in finding ways to cope.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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