What’s Up With All This Tectonic Activity?
Seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado says that “current conditions might trigger at least 4 earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude.”
USGS scientist Jim Berkland (who predicted the Loma Prieta ‘World Series Earthquake’) says “Beware the New and Full Moons!” Twenty of the last Twenty-five megaquakes have occured on the dates of New and Full moons. These generally occur in the last 2 weeks of the month.
The issue is what are called ‘equinoctal tides.’ Extreme gravitational forces that cause solid earth to expand and contract much like ocean tides rise and fall. The recent events around the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire” [Japan / Ecuador], not to mention the earthquake swarms in Hawaii, Arizona and Yellowstone Park, have underscored this phenomena.
Berkland says that he is particularly worried about the San Andreas Fault in the LA Basin and the Cascadia Subduction Zone along the coast of Oregon and Washington State, where a long overdue earthquake would undoubtedly be accompanied by a massive tsunami that could kill thousands and cause billions of dollars in property damage.
In Asia, the India “plate” is pushing up with increased pressure, potentially stimulating another 6 or 7 volcanos. Scientists are predicting a category 8 or 9 earthquake…at any time.
We’ve already had 9 category 6, or better, Earthquakes in the last 30 days, ending April 19, 2016. USA, Russia, Indonesia, Japan & Ecuador have been the highest, along with several lessor quakes: Taiwan (6.4) = 117 killed, India(6.7) = 11 killed; Nepal; China. Ecuador (7.8) has had the greatest loss of life at over 400, so far.
The Bible indicates, rather candidly, that the End of the Age will be characterized by Global Catastrophes of immense proportion, killing off 1/3 of the global population in a very short period of time. It lists war, famine, pestilence, contaminated water and killer earthquakes.
Is the start of that process? It’s Highly Doubtful! Officials report that there have been 957 earthquakes, in the world, so far this year [Apr 19, 2016], and that the Earth’s average is between 10,000 and 15,000 quakes every year! The Killer Quakes are those that occur closest to the surface: 7.0, or more, on the Richter Scale. This is multiplied by where they strike. Under-developed countries fare worse, due to poor infrastructure and warning.
In addition to earthquakes, there are more than a dozen volcanos around the world that pose a significant threat to human life and welfare. Mexico is awaiting the imminent explosion from Mt. Popocatepetl, which roared to life just last Tuesday. A full-blown eruption would threaten a catastrophe beyond anything we’ve have ever seen! Neighboring Guatemala has had a couple of eruptions, in the last months.
These are distant from us, here in the States. However the potential for a catastrophic eruption in the Yellowstone Caldera would dwarf anything we’ve ever seen! Experts estimate upwards of 60-70% of the United States would be impacted, in one way or another.
Should there be a couple more of these volcanos ‘pop-off,’ this year, watch for “Christian” Books, Articles and Movies to start appearing, predicting The End of the World! Anyone remember The Blood Moons?
Technology and a 24-hour News Cycle keeps us informed, like never before. Millions of people, around the globe, are able to see and hear the events, often as they unfold. This creates a tension never before experienced, in the history of the world. It may be you have already ‘tuned out’ in order to preserve your sanity or emotional well-being.
NEWS FLASH!! There is NOTHING anyone can do to stop or even hinder God’s Purpose and Plan. Things are no worse, now, than they have ever been….we simply know more.
Of course, with that knowledge comes responsibility! What are YOU doing, as these events are unfolding around you? We can’t stop earthquakes, but we can offer hope and peace to those who have neither…until Jesus comes!