Bog note: And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency and occurrence prior to giving birth. End of note.
Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela at intermediate depth
Posted by TW on August 21, 2018. Watchersnews.com
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near the coast of Sucre, Venezuela at 21:31 UTC (17:31 local time) on August 21, 2018.
The agency is reporting a depth of 123.2 km (76.5 km). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles).
Some 52,000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 2,089,000 strong, 2,587,000 moderate and 3,928,000 light.
Buildings were evacuated in the capital Caracas and people fled homes. Shaking was felt as far away as Colombia’s capital Bogota.
“Unbelievably long and strong quake. Worst I ever felt. Must have lasted about 2 minutes,” a Trinidad and Tobago resident, located 156 km (96.9 miles) E of the epicenter, said.
Another resident of Trinidad and Tobago said: “It went on for longer than has typically occurred. Second shake was stronger and more erratic. Cars rocked and shaked in place. Doors were creaking in frames as buildings shook.”