Earthquakes update

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island: NORSAR said the quake was one of the strongest registered.

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.

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island

JAN M. OLSEN. Associated Press. November 9, 2018

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck in the Arctic Ocean Friday, northwest of a largely uninhabited and remote Norwegian island, officials said. No injuries or damage were reported. The Norwegian earthquake center NORSAR says the quake was recorded at 2:49 a.m. in the sea between the volcanic island of Jan Mayen and Greenland, a Danish territory. The tremor was centered some 120 kilometers (74 miles) off Jan Mayen at a depth of approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), NORSAR said.

Norway’s news agency NTB said there were 18 people on the island — military and meteorological institute staff — who were woken by the quake. The island has no permanent residents.One of those on the island, Silje Wennesland, told NTB that “I had my heart in my throat when I woke up because the mirror and the cabinets shook.”

NORSAR said aftershocks are expected but no tsunami warning was issued.

“Fortunately, no one was injured, and everyone is fine, but we noticed it,” Wennesland told NTB. “It has happened before, and this was quite powerful,” she said, adding the tremor lasted for 30 seconds. The police in Bodoe, above the Arctic Circle, which handles the Jan Mayen island, tweeted that no casualties or damages had been reported, adding it required “no action on our part.” Friday’s quake was not felt on mainland Norway, according to Norwegian media.

NORSAR said the quake was one of the strongest registered. Since 1970, about 10 quakes have been registered in the region with a magnitude of 6 or higher. The previous such quake was recorded Aug. 30, 2012, and had a magnitude of 6.6.

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