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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2001

Date Region Magnitude Number
killed1
Jan. 13 El Salvador 7.7 852
Jan. 26 Gujarat, India 7.7 20,023
Feb. 13 El Salvador 6.6 315
Feb. 17 El Salvador 4.1 1
Feb. 23 Sichuan, China 5.6 3
March 24 W. Honshu, Japan 6.8 2
April 19 Yunnan, China 5.6 2
May 8 El Salvador 5.4 1
May 23 Sichuan, China 5.3 2
June 1 Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan 5.0 4
June 21 Germany 4.2 1
June 23 Near coast of Peru 8.4 139
July 7 Near coast of Peru 7.6 1
July 7 Northern Italy 4.7 4
July 24 Northern Chile 6.3 1
Aug. 9 Central Peru 5.5 4
Oct. 27 Yunnan, China 5.7 1
Dec. 4 Southern Peru 5.8 2
Total 21,358
1. Includes “missing and presumed dead.”
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

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