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.
Strong M6.9 earthquake hits SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand
Posted by TW on September 10, 2018
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 04:19 UTC on September 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.1 km (69 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.0 at a depth of 130 km (80.8 miles).
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 708.2 km (440 miles) NE of Ngunguru (population 1,358), New Zealand.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands
Posted by TW on September 09, 2018
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Solomon Islands 19:31 UTC on September 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 64.5 km (40 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.7 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 65.1 km (40.4 miles) NW of Kirakira (population 1,122) and 185 km (114.9 miles) ESE of Honiara (population 56,298), Solomon Islands, and 779.1 km (484.1 miles) ESE of Arawa (population 40 266), Papua New Guinea.
There are about 82,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Some 41,000 people are estimated to have felt moderate shaking, 207,000 light, and 382,000 weak shaking.