Prophecy Sign: Increase in great earthquakes in diverse placesThe recent cluster of large earthquakes that shook much of the world in the last couple of weeks might well be a sign of big things to come. Some scientists are warning that we could be in for a series of 8.0 magnitude or greater earthquakes in the weeks and months to come. The bible warns that eventually these earthquake swarms will build to a crescendo when a giant earthquake like nothing ever experienced before will flatten the mountains and sink the islands. We suspect that this event, (near the end of the Tribulation), might be a shift in the continents back into a giant singular landmass, (more on that for another blog entry).
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
Fears of 'THE BIG ONE' as SEVEN major earthquakes strike Pacific region in just 96 hours
Scientists fear a monster earthquake could be about to strike after seven earthquakes in just 96 hours struck the Pacific region, killing hundreds of people. At least 413 people have been killed in Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades as a 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people, causing panic as far away as the highland capital Quito. Vice President Jorge Glas said as well as leaving hundreds dead, more than 2,500 people were injured. The latest quake follows devastating tremors in Japan late last week when one, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, injured more than 1,000 trapping people in collapsed buildings only a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region.
The Big Ones: Scientist warns up to 4 quakes over 8.0 possible under ‘current conditions’
Sunday’s devastating earthquake in Ecuador might just be the beginning, according to a seismologist who says that current conditions in the Pacific Rim could trigger at least four quakes with magnitudes greater than 8.0. Roger Bilham, a University of Colorado seismologist, told the Express, “If (the quakes) delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.” A total of 38 volcanoes are currently erupting around the world, making conditions ripe for seismic activity in the Pacific area.
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