Earthquakes update

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near Zakynthos, Greece, strong aftershocks

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.

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near Zakynthos, Greece, strong aftershocks

Posted by TW on October 26, 2018.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.8 hit under the Ionian Sea, west of Zakynthos, West Greece at 22:54 UTC on October 25, 2018 (01:54 local time, October 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). The quake was followed by 28 aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 3.8 to 5.2, over the next 12 hours. Greek Geodynamic Institute registered the strongest quake as M6.4.

The epicenter was located 33 km (21 miles) SW of Lithakia (population 1 307), 42 km (26 miles) SW of Zakynthos (population 11 541) and 77 km (48 miles) WSW of Amaliada (population 16 763), Ionian Sea, Greece.

There are about 230 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Some 52 000 people felt very strong shaking, 52 000 strong, 157 000 moderate, 827 000 light and 18 237 000 weak.

The USGS issued a Yellow alert for economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Greece. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.

A green alert was issued for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.

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