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 woman 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.
Alaska earthquake today: Six hit Alaska within minutes – Anchorage braces for HUGE tremor
ALASKA has been struck by six earthquakes within only minutes on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), sparking fears of bigger tremors shaking the US state in the near future.
PUBLISHED: 11:14, Thu, Feb 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 11:35, Thu, Feb 21, 2019. Express.co.uk
Six earthquakes rocked the ground across Alaska this morning. The quakes hit between 6.45am and 6.57am GMT. The strength of the earthquakes varied from magnitude 2.6 to 3.5. The strongest quake, a magnitude 3.5 hit is the latest to hit the US state, some 41 miles south-southwest of Kobuk, a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough of Alaska.
The first quake hit further south, only 13,6 miles east of Redoubt Volcano.
The active Redoubt Volcano is located approximately 110 miles from Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.
This comes only days after a magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit near the Alaskan city.
No reports of injuries or damage have been reported, but the recent activity has sparked fears bigger tremors are right around the corner.
Alaska is no stranger to earthquakes, and on November 30 last year experienced a magnitude 7 quake which triggered a tsunami alert along the coast.
In January, Alaska was also hit by a staggering 98 quakes in just ten days.
A professor of earth sciences at University College London has explained why so many earthquakes take place in Alaska, which is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
He said: “Alaska is one of the most tectonically active places on the planet.
“It is on the Pacific Ring of Fire and many of the quakes – especially the big ones – result from the Pacific Plate plunging down beneath the North American Plate.
“There are also plenty of other active smaller faults, so earthquakes in the state are a constant threat.”
Alaska is the most seismically active state in the USA.
The region even experienced the second largest earthquake ever in the USA, which was a 9.2-magnitude quake in 1964.
The USGS believes there could be up to 120 more magnitude 3 or higher quakes over the next year in the northern state.
Six earthquakes at magnitude 6 to 7 occur in Alaska every year, as well as forty-five magnitude 5 to 6 earthquakes per year.
Barbara Romanowicz, the former director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, said Anchorage’s tremors will linger for the time being.
She said to Oregon Live: “Lots of small non-damaging earthquakes – magnitude 3.0 or greater – are very likely to continue.”
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