SS: it is interesting that the gujerat quake did occur right where the 1999 path of solar eclipse. i will edit this soon to add a link to this eclipse so we can see the path talked about in the article below. i am not sure why the phenomena of so much lag in time for the earthquake however at this time, usually eclipse earthquakes happen just before or just after the eclipse.

‘Eclipse has impact on earthquakes’ : Eclipse, solar or lunar, definitely has a bearing on the earthquake and this is due to the gravitational pulls and the changes in the magnetic field, believes noted astrologer Jayprakash Madhak. Talking to this correspondent, Madhak said that the killer quake left behind death and destruction on the same path that the eclipse on August 11, 1999 had followed. The eclipse was clearly visible in Bhachau, Anjar, Maliya, Morbi Surendranagar, Limbdi and Ahmedabad as per the map released by the Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre, which has been much in demand after the January 26 tumble. The quake also took the same path and left behind death and destruction in these very places.

USGSAt least 14,240 people confirmed killed, more than 61,638 injured, 600,000 homeless and extensive damage in Gujarat. Most recent estimates of the death toll in India range between 25,000 and 100,000 people. At least 18 people killed and some injured in southern Pakistan. Felt throughout northern India and much of Pakistan. Also felt in western Nepal and Bangladesh. Complex earthquake. A small event is followed by a larger one about 2 seconds later.

An aerial view of the destroyed village of Anjar in the earthquake stricken Kutch region of Gujarat seen February 1, 2001. Nearly 25,000 people are believed to have been killed by the earthquake that ravaged western India on January 26.   REUTERS/Paras Shah

An aerial picture shows the destroyed village of Jikadi in the western Indian state of Gujarat on February 2, 2001. One week after a devastating earthquake struck on January 26, killing at least 30,000 people in the state, some outlying villages are only now receiving aid supplies.   REUTERS/Kamal Kishore