January 2001 Disasters
- Jan. 13, San Miguel, El Salvador: Magnitude 7.6 earthquake set off some 185 landslides across El Salvador; at least 844 died and nearly 100,000 houses were destroyed.
- Jan. 26, Bhuj, India: Magnitude 7.7 earthquake rocked the western Indian state of Gujarat, killing nearly 19,000 people and leaving 600,000 homeless. The total cost of the disaster was set at an estimated $1.3 billion.
See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2001
See also Recent Volcanic Activity
Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.