## Major Earthquake in India - January 26, 2001

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the Indian state of Gujarat on Friday morning, January 26, 2001 (2 Shevat, 5761). Thousands of people were killed by the quake, which was centered near the Indian town of Bhuj.

**INDIA** (white letters on green)

The Hebrew word for "India" (* hey-vav-daleth-vav*) is found in the matrix three times. "India" is first found at an ELS of 1627, beginning in Numbers 11:23 and ending in Numbers 14:36. It is also appears at an ELS of 819, beginning in Numbers 9:3 and ending in Numbers 10:29. Finally, it occurs at an ELS of -4076, beginning in Numbers 14:22 and ending in Numbers 7:33.

**GUJARAT** (white letters on blue)

The Hebrew transliteration of the Indian state of "Gujarat" (* gimel-vav-gimel-resh-aleph-teth*) is found at an ELS of -1630, beginning in Numbers 17:11 and Numbers 13:4.

**BHUJ** (dark blue letters on light blue)

The Hebrew transliteration of the Indian resort city "Bhuj" (* beth-vav-gimel*) is highlighted twice in the matrix. The first occurs at an ELS of 4 in Numbers 18:12. The other appearance of "Bhuj" is found at an ELS of 8155, beginning in Numbers 7:72 and ending in Numbers 17:11 with the initial

*of "Gujarat." This code also shares a*

**gimel***with India.*

**vav****EARTHQUAKE** (gold letters on yellow)

The Hebrew word for "earthquake" (* resh-ayin-shin*) is highlighted twice in the matrix. The first is found at an ELS of 6 in Numbers 9:6. The other occurrence appears at an ELS of -3262, beginning in Numbers 14:7 and ending in Numbers 9:17.

**MORNING** (white letters on purple)

The Hebrew word for "morning" (* beth-vav-koph-resh*) appears in the matrix at an ELS of 3260. It begins in Numbers 13:3 and ends in Numbers 18:12.

**2 SHEVAT** (dark blue letters on light green)

The Hebrew date "2 Shevat" (* mem-aleph-resh-beth*), which corresponds to January 26 in 2001, is found in the matrix at an ELS of 4076. It begins in Numbers 6:9 and ends in Numbers 13:4 and shares the ending

*with "Gujarat."*

**teth****5761** (white letters on maroon)

The Hebrew year "5761" (* tav-shin-samek-aleph*), which corresponds to 2001, appears in the matrix at an ELS of -3258. It begins in Numbers 10:10 and ends in Numbers 5:11.

**DEATH** (white letters on black)

The Hebrew word for "death" (* mem-vav-vav-tav*) is found in the matrix at an ELS -815, beginning in Numbers 9:17 and ending in Numbers 7:88.

**DESTRUCTION** (white letters on red)

The Hebrew word for "destruction" (* hey-cheth-resh-beth-hey*) is found in the matrix at an ELS of 4, beginning in Numbers 7:13 and ending in Numbers 7:14.