December 2000 Disasters

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
  • Dec. 16, Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Tornado with winds averaging between 175 and 200 mph ripped through the city along a 12-mile path of destruction, killing 12 people. According to officials it was the deadliest U.S. tornado this year.
  • Dec. 25, Luoyang, China: At least 309 people were killed in a fire at a shopping center. Most of the victims had been attending a Christmas party at an unlicensed disco in the building.

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2000

See also Recent Volcanic Activity

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