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
… 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, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.
High-level eruption at Ulawun volcano – ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, P.N.G.
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 26, 2019 Watchers.news
A high-level eruption took place at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 26, 2019. The eruption started at about 22:00 UTC on June 25 after a few weeks of increased activity. Nearby villages were evacuated.
The RVO reported increased seismicity at the volcano and continuous steam/SO2 emission over the past 24 hours, the Darwin VAAC said in VA Advisory issued 23:47 UTC, June 25. At the time, the eruption was still not observable on satellite imagery.
Continuous ash emissions to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) were observed extending west from the summit at 01:30 UTC on June 26.
A high-level eruption was first reported at 01:55 UTC with volcanic ash rising up to 12.8 km (42 000 feet) above sea level and moving SW. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red.
Secondary plume to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l. was observed at 02:30 UTC.
Satellite imagery indicated new volcanic emission to approximately 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l. at 05:50 UTC.
“Much of the ash was being blown out to sea, but villages near the volcano had been evacuated, Steve Saunders, a volcanologist at the nearby Rabaul Volcano Observatory, said.
“The volcano had been showing signs of increased activity for a few weeks before the eruption started in earnest at about 8 o’clock this morning,” Saunders said.
Satellite imagery obtained 08:30 UTC indicate an ongoing volcanic ash eruption to approximately 19.2 km (63 000 feet) above sea level extending in all directions, the Darwin VAAC reported 08:33 UTC.
Volcanic ash to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) a.s.l. continues to drift S and is expected to dissipate within 6 hours.
“VA to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l. which is stratospheric has become detached from the volcano and is moving eastwards,” the center reported 11:30 UTC. “Volcanic ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l. is extending rapidly outwards and bulging more in a southerly direction. The eruption appears to have ceased, with strong hotspot remaining.”
Satellite imagery shows a large circular cloud over the volcano, indicating that this is most likely a full-scale subplinian eruption, the world’s first since Calbuco, Chile in 2015, VolcanoDiscovery noted.