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.
Rare meteotsunami slams into Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande, Brazil
Posted by Julie Celestial on March 17, 2020 Watchers.news
In a rare occurrence, a meteotsunami hit the Praia do Cassino Beach in the southernmost region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on March 14, 2020. The rapid waves slammed into nearby vehicles, causing beachgoers to panic and run away to safety.
Powerful ocean waves started charging fast, washing away cars parked on a sandy strip. The vehicles then floated but eventually settled on the sands when the waters subsided.
The raging waters also caused a scramble on the popular beach, as people were seen running from the waves.
According to Kazhydromet, a decrease in atmospheric pressure of 1 mm (0.04 inches) triggers an increase of sea level of 13 mm (0.5 inches)– such conditions are attribute of a cyclone.
If it does not fill up and shift for a long period, its center– where there is minimal pressure– creates a semblance of small water hill. With a sharp filling of the cyclone, the hill under the gravity’s influence rapidly settles, forming waves.
“It’s not the same tsunami triggered by earthquakes, but it does have similar characteristics,” the Weather Channel explained. “The strong winds and air pressure disturbances can sometimes generate a wall of water,” it added.
The site noted that meteotsunamis can be difficult to predict as sometimes, waves can be so small that they are undetectable. However, it is also possible for a meteotsunami to cause quite some damage.
According to NOAA, about 25 meteotsunamis occur along the East Coast every year, most are less than 0.5 m (1.5 feet) high and relatively harmless.
NOAA also said that only about one meteotsunami wave surpasses 0.6 m (2 feet) in height, which is big enough to cause the destruction and injuries experienced in New Jersey in 2013.
Praia do Cassino Beach is the longest beach in the world, stretching up to around 241 km (150 miles).