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.
M6.6 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit Molucca Sea, Indonesia
Posted by TW on January 06, 2019. Watchers.news
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 17:27 UTC on January 6, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 40 km (25.8 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. A series of aftershocks hit the region over the next 90 minutes.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 120 km (75 miles) NW of Tongutisungi and 150 km (94 miles) WNW of Tobelu (population 10 000), North Maluku, Indonesia.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
11 000 people are estimated to have felt moderate shaking and 892 000 light.
At least 10 aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 3.1 to 4.7 were registered by 18:35 UTC.
The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick with concrete floor and precast concrete frame with wall construction.
Categories: Earthquakes update