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.
Earthquakes today MAPPED: California, Puerto Rico and Alaska STRUCK by earthquake CLUSTERS
THE RING OF FIRE has been particularly active today, with a total of 52 earthquakes detected in small-tremor clusters throughout the region with areas such as California, Puerto Rico and Alaska having all been affected.
By LIAM DOYLE
PUBLISHED: 15:18, Mon, Feb 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:29, Mon, Feb 11, 2019
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has detected some 52 earthquakes so far today, mostly around the Ring of Fire. This area of the Pacific Ocean is home to 90 percent of the World’s seismic activity, including both earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Communities in the USA – including California and Alaska – and areas of Asia and South America are at risk, but generally from small magnitude tremors. This is the case today but some parts of the Ring of Fire have seen as many as many as 11 earthquakes.
California has been struck by a total of seven earthquakes ranging from magnitude-2.7 to magnitude-3.3.
Puerto Rico saw similar activity, with 11 different activities in the region with magnitudes ranging from magnitude-3.1 to magnitude-4.7.
Alaska saw eight in total, again lower strength from magnitude-2.5 to magnitude-3.1.
The USGS has reported the strength of each quake was ‘light’, which means there will be no resulting damage.
Each earthquake struck relatively far below the surface, from half-a-mile below ground to 15 miles below.
While none of today’s earthquakes has caused major damage, three countries have seen 26 tremors in the space of just a few hours.
Just last year, the same part of the World saw 70 earthquakes hit in a 48-hour period.
This raises the question as to why exactly so many small-range tremors take place in any one area.
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