10 February 2001
Astrologer arrested for predicting another earthquake

Police in India arrested an astrologer after his prediction that another earthquake would hit Gujarat state caused panic in an area already devastated by a deadly quake. Because of the dark prediction, many people chose to sleep out in the open, even abandoning houses considered safe.
The 7.7-magnitude quake on Jan. 26 killed thousands and flattened entire towns, leaving many more homeless.