According to new research on the possible effects of glacial lake eruptions, 1.5 million people living within a 30-mile radius of the glacial lake are at risk.
In this study of the scientific journal Nature Communications, it was further stated that half of the one and a half million are in Pakistan, India, the South American country of Peru and China.
According to the report, the first study specifically looked at the potential effects of glacial lake outbursts.
According to the journal Nature Communications, Pakistan has the largest number of glaciers outside the polar regions. Last year, there were 16 glacial lake eruptions in Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to the report, these incidents are significantly higher than the five or six incidents seen in previous years. The highest risk of glacial lake eruptions is in the high mountain regions of Asia.
According to a report in the journal Nature Communications, these areas are in Nepal, Pakistan and Kazakhstan.