Signs of the Times


Jesus listed earthquakes as one of the major "signs of the times" leading to the End Times events. Earthquakes and related tsunamis seem to be getting larger and more frequent lately.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains. - Matthew 24:7-8 (NIV)

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Prophetic Significance of Earthquakes

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Earthquake Magnitudes
Great = > 8
Major = 7 to 7.9
Strong = 6 to 6.9
Moderate = 5 to 5.9
Light = 4 to 4.9
Minor = Less than 3.9
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Is there really an increase in seismic activity? From some perspectives it certainly seems that there is, but scientists remind us that this could also be due to the increased effectiveness in measuring and reporting events. In any case, there is no doubt that this period of time qualifies as a fulfillment of the prophecy that "there will be earthquakes!"

Earthquakes in Various Places
- Ron's Blog 3/12/11

- From Lambert Dolphin's Library:
Earthquakes and the End Times.

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Significant Worldwide Earthquakes

Real-Time Earthquake Map - 7 Days
USGS Earthquake information for previous years

Last Real-time Earthquake Map- USGS

See more recent articles: After December 31, 2014

Northern California rocked by magnitude 6.0 earthquake

Aug. 24, 2014 -
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit northern California’s San Francisco Bay area Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It is the largest tremor to shake the Bay Area since the 1989 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake, and it has caused significant damage, but so far, no reports of injuries.
Source: Fox
Update: 6.0 quake rattles Bay Area, sending about 170 people to hospitals - Los Angeles Times

Prophetic Significance of Earthquakes

April Had a Record Number of Big Earthquakes

May 1, 2014 - Instead of the typical one or two medium-to-large earthquakes per month, April records showed an incredible 13 quakes of magnitudes 6.5 or higher. Five of them were powerful enough to generate tsunami warnings. See an animation that shows the pattern of earthquakes during the month.
Source: The Atlantic Cities

Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami

Apr. 1, 2014 - An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred approximately 60 miles northwest of Iquique, Chile. The depth of the quake was 12.5 miles.
Tsunami waves of more than 6 feet generated by the earthquake washed ashore on the coast of Pisagua... Iquique, with a population of more than 200,000, saw waves 7 feet high.
Tsunami watches for the west coasts of North and South America have now been cancelled.
Source: CNN
8.2-magnitude earthquake hits near northern Chile; 5 dead - ABC7 - Los Angeles
Real-time Coverage - Google
What Would An Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Look Like? - The Truth Wins
Update: Apr. 2, 2014 - Chile lifts tsunami warning after quake kills 6 - Business Week

Earthquake: 5.1 quake shakes Los Angeles, Southern California

Mar. 28, 2014 -
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Realtime Coverage - Google
Mar. 29, 2014- Second Earthquake Hits Southern California - NewsMax
Mar. 31, 2014 - 7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous - The Puente Hills thrust fault ... stretches from northern Orange County under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood ...could prove more catastrophic than one along the San Andreas - Associated Press

4.4 earthquake hits L.A.; experts were warned ahead of quake

Mar. 17, 2014 - A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Los Angeles area this morning about five miles from Westwood. Seismologist Robert Graves said that it was the most significant shake in this Southern California area since the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Chino Hills in 2008. He also said that the affected area has not been seismically active recently.
Nancy King, geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said: "We live in earthquake country and we can expect earthquakes frequently and the big one, one day. We don’t know when that one’s coming.”
An early earthquake warning system being tested by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena was successful in giving an alert a few seconds before the quake.
Source: Los Angeles Times

See older Articles: Before Jan. 1, 2014

Earth Quake Links

Real-Time Earthquake Map - 7 Days
Information from last few days
Savage Earth: Hell's Crust: Our Ever-Changing Planet - PBS
History of deadly earthquakes - BBC
Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes - Time

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