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Monday, August 17, 2015

Mega-quake: The 'big one' could happen soon, but probably not where you think

Prophecy Sign: Increasing Earthquake and volcanic activity

Massive earthquakes and powerful volcanic eruptions are one of the major judgments to occur during the coming Tribulation period.

Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. Revelation 16:18 NIV

Mega-quake: The 'big one' could happen soon, but probably not where you think
If you believe what you see in the movies, you probably think that "the big one" — a mega-earthquake in a major North American city — will inevitably hit Los Angeles or San Francisco along the San Andreas Fault. But while these cities are certainly prone to devastating earthquakes, many experts now suspect that the site of the next really, really big one will be somewhere else entirely. It may happen in the Pacific Northwest: home to coffee lovers, hipsters, grunge rock and rain. And also, possibly, the most ruinous, destructive earthquake to hit North America in modern times, reports The New Yorker. The characterization might seem unlikely to current residents — the Pacific Northwest rarely experiences large tremors — but the region sits at the crux of a major fault line called the Cascadia subduction zone, a tectonic plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. 

Japanese volcano alert issued just miles from newly reopened nuclear reactor
Japan’s weather agency issued a warning to thousands of residents in Kagoshima that the likelihood of the eruption of a nearby volcano was extremely high. Officials have raised their alert to its second highest level after it detected a spike in seismic activity in a volcano on Saturday near the offshore volcano Sakurajima, Agency France Presse reported. They have warned an evacuation of the city of just over 600,000 people may be necessary. The Japanese Meteorological Agency said: “The possibility for a large-scale eruption has become extremely high for Sakurajima.” It warned residents to exercise “strict caution” and prepare for evacuation.

Ecuador declares state of emergency over volcano
Ecuador President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital, Quito. The declaration gives authorities more flexibility in using government funds to address the situation. Officials evacuated several hundred people from nearby villages after the volcano began to erupt on Friday. Cotopaxi is among the world's most dangerous volcanoes and is prone to fast-moving rock and mud flows.

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