… 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).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several 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 M7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska
Posted by TW on November 30, 2018
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit Anchorage, Alaska at 17:29 UTC (08:29 AKST) on November 30, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 42.8 km (29.9 miles).EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). The quake was followed by M5.8 at 17:35 UTC.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 4.1 km (2.6 miles) SE of Point MacKenzie (population 529), 12.7 km (7.9 miles) N of Anchorage (population 298 695) and 19.4 km (12.1 miles) W of Eagle River (population 24 793), Alaska.
There are about 390,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Some 52,000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 277 000 strong, 48 000 moderate, 70,000 light and 1 000 weak.
The quake caused widespread power outages and damage.
A tsunami warning was in effect for coastal areas of Cook Inlet and Southern Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Tsunami waves have not been observed and the warning was canceled some 90 minutes after the quake.
The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.
A yellow alert was issued for economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of the United States. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and reinforced masonry construction.
Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and liquefaction that might have contributed to losses.
Categories: Earthquakes update