ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X35.XXXA

Volcanic eruption, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code X35.XXXA

ICD-10: X35.XXXA
Short Description: Volcanic eruption, initial encounter
Long Description: Volcanic eruption, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X35.XXXA

Valid for Submission
The code X35.XXXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Volcanic eruption (X35)

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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