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.
Second major earthquake rocks island – after tremor killed 14
A SECOND massive earthquake has rocked Haiti after another tremor killed 12 people earlier today.
By Paul Harper / Published 8th October 2018. Daily Star UK.
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded tonight, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Earlier today another 5.9 magnitidue quake struck near the capital Port-au-Prince. It killed at least 14 people and injured nearly 200, sparking an overnight scramble to help towns in the impoverished Caribbean country.
Police said at least seven people died and more than 100 were injured in Port-de-Paix.
Another four people were killed in and around the town of Gros-Morne further south, local authorities said. Haiti’s civil protection agency said in a statement. “The shock was felt across all departments of the country, giving rise to panic in several towns.”
Haiti lies right on the boundary of the Ring of Fire which is a major area in the Pacific Ocean.
Most of the world’s volanic eruptions and earthquakes occur in the Ring of Fire as tectonic plates push together. The tremor was one of the strongest to batter since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital, Port-au-Prince, in 2010, which killed tens of thousands of people.
President Jovenel Moise urged people to remain calm and said on Twitter he had ordered “all of the republic’s resources” to be directed toward assisting recovery efforts.
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