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, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan
Watchers.news. Posted by TW on September 05, 2018
A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.7 hit southern Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5, 2018 (03:07 JST, September 6). The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 31 km (19.2 miles).
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 31.4 km (19.5 miles) ESE of Chitose (population 92 942), 33.3 km (20.7 miles) ENE of Tomakomai (population 174 806), 46.8 km (29.1 miles) SE of Kitahiroshima (population 62 370), 50.6 km (31.5 miles) NW of Shizunai-furukawachō (population 22 436) and 66.9 km (51.6 miles) SE of Sapporo (population 1 883 027), Japan.
There are 3,400,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Some 29,000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 1,196,000 strong, 1,770,000 moderate, 3,240,000 light and 2,826,000 weak.
Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions/ this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan, JMA said.