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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Not in a million years, says Oregon geologist about Yellowstone eruption

Prophecy Sign:  Great earthquakes, (and volcanoes), in diverse places

A University of Oregon geologist is telling us not to worry about the Yellowstone supervolcano as it is not likely to erupt for another 1 million years.  We wouldn't bet the house on that little promise as other signs seem to suggest that the Yellowstone caldera is becoming quite active, rising as much as 10 inches in the last few years, (video below).  Meanwhile, many areas of the world are due for major earthquakes, (including the West Coast of North America), which if in the size of 8.0 to 9.0 magnitude would cause millions of dollars in damage and result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Bible prophecy warns of just these kinds of events to occur during the coming Tribulation period.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Revelation 6:12-14 NIV

Not in a million years, says Oregon geologist about Yellowstone eruption
After probing volcanic fields of the Yellowstone hotspot track, University of Oregon geologist Ilya N. Bindeman says a massive, climate-altering volcanic eruption, "probably somewhere in Montana," is at least a million years away. In his projection, however, Bindeman, adds a disclaimer that "everything is possible in geology but interpretations are not always very precise." The last eruption occurred 640,000 years ago at a site inside what is now Yellowstone National Park. His research points to a recycling process in magma genesis that takes approximately two million years.

800,000 Could Die from Magnitude 8 Quake in Himalayas
Over eight lakh, (800,000), people may die if an earthquake measuring eight on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically active Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, National Disaster Management Authority's Vice Chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy has warned. The entire Himalayan belt is seismically very active and during a short span of 53 years between 1897 and 1950, four major earthquakes, (Shillong in 1897, Kangra in 1905, Bihar-Nepal in 1934 and Assam in 1950) exceeding magnitude eight on the Richter scale occurred in the region causing vast devastation. "No such earthquake has occurred since 1950. Studies indicate that enough strains have accumulated to generate magnitude 8 or larger earthquakes in the Himalayan region. If an earthquake of magnitude eight occurs in the Himalayan states, eight to nine lakh, (800,000 - 900,000),  people may lose their lives," the NDMA vice chief told PTI.http://www.indiawest.com/news/14145-800-000-could-die-from-magnitude-8-quake-in-himalayas.html

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