January 2001 Disasters

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
  • 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

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