Earthquakes update

Earthquakes at Mendocino Triple Junction, California

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.

Earthquakes at Mendocino Triple Junction, California

Posted by Teo Blašković on May 6, 2019. Watchers.news

Five minor to moderately strong earthquakes were registered at Mendocino Triple Junction, west of Eureka, California at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) on May 5, 2019.

The strongest was M4.8 detected at 06:46 UTC on May 5. 

The sequence started with M3.1 at 04:17 UTC, followed by M3.3 at 06:29, M4.3 at 06:32, M4.8 at 06:46, and ended at 07:12 UTC with M3.2.

Earthquakes such as these are a common occurrence in this area. 

This is a juncture of three plates, the Gorda plate, the North American plate, and the Pacific plate, creating what seismologists call Mendocino Triple Junction (MTJ).

MTJ is the location of a change in the broad plate motions which dominate the west coast of North America, linking convergence of the northern Cascadia subduction zone and translation of the southern San Andreas Fault system.

The Gorda plate is subducting, towards N50ºE, under the North American plate at 2.5 – 3 cm per year (1 – 1.2 inches), and is simultaneously converging obliquely against the Pacific plate at a rate of 5 cm per year (1.9 inches) in the direction N115ºE.

The accommodation of this plate configuration results in a transform boundary along the Mendocino Fracture Zone, and a divergent boundary at the Gorda Ridge.

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