Blog 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.
Yellowstone volcano EARTHQUAKE: 102 tremors STRIKE supervolcano park, USGS reveals
YELLOWSTONE volcano was rattled by more than 100 deep earthquakes in August, Yellowstone National Park officials revealed.
By SEBASTIAN KETTLEY. PUBLISHED: 15:35, Thu, Sep 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 15:46, Thu, Sep 6, 2018.
The Yellowstone Seismic Network, operated by the University of Utah, recorded 102 earthquakes within the national park’s borders.
The US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) revealed the number of quakes in its monthly park update, published this week.
The strongest of the tremors hit 2.5 magnitude on the Richter scale on the morning of August 7, 4.19am local time.
The USGS said the tremor was detected about 13 miles north-northwest of Pahaska Tepee, Wyoming.
A strong swarm of 13 earthquakes rocked the park between August 2 and August, about eight miles outside of West Yellowstone – a town in Southern Montana.
The most powerful quake in the swarm peaked at magnitude 2.2.
Another cluster of earthquakes went off on August 26, north of West Thumb, topping at 14 earthquakes.
A slightly smaller surge of 12 earthquakes happened about 14 miles south-southeast of Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming.
The earthquakes erupted between August 29 and August 30 and reached magnitude 2.4.
The USGS assured the high number of earthquakes was well within the average seismic activity at Yellowstone.
The agency said: “Earthquake sequences like these are common and account for roughly 50 percent of the total seismicity in the Yellowstone region.
“Yellowstone quake activity remains at background levels.”
Ground deformation levels at Yellowstone have also returned to 2015 levels with only minimal movement of the ground rising and dropping in places.
Earthquake sequences like these are common
United States Geological Survey
After very little ground change in July, Yellowstone GPS stations recorded defamation trends in line with previous years.
Stations in the Yellowstone caldera are slowly dropping by a few centimetres each year and stations near the Norris Geyser are rising.
The USGS said in its update: “The lack of measurable surface motion in July was probably an aberration caused by seasonal changes, perhaps due to surface and subsurface water conditions.”
But not everyone who followed the update was convinced nothing is out of the ordinary at Yellowstone.
Twitter user Setholic, @Setholic, said: “The fact that they have to put out that everything is normal makes me think it’s not.”