Earthquakes update

Peru earthquake latest: 8.0 magnitude tremor strikes near city in northern region

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.

Peru earthquake latest: 8.0 magnitude tremor strikes near city in northern region

Tim Wyatt The Independent•May 26, 2019

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 has struck in north-central Peru, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The tremor began at 2.41am and had an epicenter 158 miles southeast of the northern town of Yurimaguas.

The USGS reported the earthquake had a depth of 71 miles, which is classified as an intermediate depth. The closer to the surface a quake is, the more damage it tends to cause.

The Peruvian government’s emergency department tweeted it had registered the quake at 7.2 magnitude.

Tremors could be felt as far away as the capital Lima, which lies more than 800 miles further south, where people ran out of their homes in fear.

A number of people in Peru have posted videos on social media which show their houses and furniture shaking for several minutes during the earthquake.

In one video residents run into the street, crying and clinging to each other in terror.

Peruvian firefighters have also tweeted images from Yurimaguas, showing rubble and collapsed houses.

Rescue workers were currently combing through the wreckage looking for victims.

Power cuts were also reported in a number of Amazonian cities.

Earthquakes are a common occurrence in Peru, which lies on the Pacific’s so-called Ring of Fire which sees most of the world’s earthquakes and volcanoes.

In 1970 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Peru led to a deadly landslide which together killed about 70,000 people.

It is not yet known if there are any casualties from this latest tremor.

The shaking was strong enough to be felt beyond Peru’s borders, with people in Colombia also reporting tremors from the quake.

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