Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2001

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
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.