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
High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, 2 000 people flee from lava flows, ash up to 15 km a.s.l., PNG
Posted by TW on August 26, 2018. Watchersnews.com
A powerful eruption took place at PNG’s Manam volcano at 20:00 UTC, August 24, 2018 (06:00 local time, August 25). This sudden, high-impact eruption sent volcanic ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level and produced lava flows that forced 2 000 villagers to flee. Islanders reported that ash and other debris from the eruption was so thick that sunlight was totally blocked for a few hours.
The director of the PNG National Disaster Center said three villages were directly impacted by the lava flow and residents had to be evacuated.
The Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO) said it was an unusually large eruption. Ash falls were so heavy that trees broke under the weight, it said. “The most affected areas are Baliau and Kuluguma and due to the very poor visibility caused by the ash fall, people are using torchlight to move around,” RVO said. “There are no casualties as far as we know but we are telling people to keep away from valleys for risk of mudflows. There’s a heavy thick blanket of ash on the flank and if there is heavy rainfall, we are making people aware of the threat,” RVO’s Steve Saunders told Reuters. The initial phase of the eruption is now over but a new vent had opened, indicating more activity could be expected.