The average life expectancy for a male is 81.9 years, while the average life span for a female is 79.9, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But according to a study of more than 1.3 million people, a majority of people who die of natural causes die in the form of natural disasters.
Among those who die by natural causes, the vast majority die within the first five years of life.
The study found that deaths attributed to natural causes in 2016 outnumbered those attributed to the flu, heart disease and pneumonia.
In the first year after death, the number of deaths attributed by natural cause to natural events has increased by more than 400 percent.
About 13 percent of all deaths that occurred after death from natural causes were attributed to those natural causes.
That is the highest proportion in more than a century, the researchers found.