Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… 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.
Intense eruption at Stromboli volcano in Italy, persistent explosions.
Posted by TW on January 06, 2019. Watchers.news
Explosive activity at Italian Stromboli volcano intensified on January 5, 2019, especially in its northeastern vents where a new cinder cone is growing.
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Seismic signals suggesting fracturing in the summit zone of Stromboli volcano are being recorded since December 24, 2018, when Italian Civil Protection raised the Alert Level from Green to Yellow. This activity was followed by increasing spattering in the crater terrace since December 26 and detection of seven active vents.
A series of strong explosions were observed at the NE vent on January 3. This activity further intensified on the evening of January 5 with several vents all active at once.
“In particular, in the NE cluster of vents where a new cinder cone is growing and continuous lava spattering as well as larger strombolian explosions with plenty of red-hot lava spatter ejected to probably more than 200 m (656 feet),” volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer reports.
“It is obvious that currently, the magma column inside the conduits stands high, ready perhaps to produce an overflow in the near future,” Pfeiffer concludes.
According to Stromboli Daily Report published by the Laboratorio Geofisica Sperimentale (LGS) at 07:39 UTC on January 6, the number of VLP seismic events (standard values 5-12) is high, 16.0 events/hour (16.2 yesterday).
The amplitude of VLP events is medium.
The amplitude of seismic tremor is high.
The infrasonic activity is high. The acoustic pressure of explosions is high, 3.19 bar (standard values <1 bar). The amplitude of puffing is very high, ~230 mbar.
Tiltmeters analysis shows no significant deformation. Thermal activity of explosive events is high. The number of thermal transients in the NE sector of the crater(standard = 100) is high, 187. The amplitude of thermal transients is low, <20 ºF. Exit velocity of pyroclasts, estimated through thermal camera analysis, is medium, 25 m/s.
SO2 flux in the NE sector of the crater terrace is 77 t/d.