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
Strong and Major Quake Watch

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

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About Earthquakes

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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 January 1, 2018

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Nov. 13, 2017 - The 7.3 earthquake near the border of Iran and Iraq is deadliest so far this year.
A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000.
Source: BBC

Prophetic Significance of Earthquakes

At least 341 killed as strong quake rattles western Iran

Nov. 12,2017 - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck today near the border of Iran and Iraq. So far the death toll is at least 341 people, and 3950 have been injured.
The quake was so powerful that the tremors were felt in some regional countries, including Turkey, Kuwait and the UAE, according to social media users.
Source: Tehran Times
Full Coverage - Google

Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Mexico City, killing more than 200

Sept. 20, 2017 - Earlier in the day buildings across the city held preparation drills on the anniversary of a 1985 quake. That 8.1 quake caused massive damage to parts of the city and left thousands dead.
Source: Business Insider
7.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico City - Fox
Full Coverage - Google

Powerful earthquake hits Mexico's coast, tsunami waves reported

Sept. 8, 2017 - A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico this morning. It also caused tsunami waves measuring up to 2.3 feet.
Its epicenter was 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state and had a depth of about 21 miles. The quake was so powerful, it sent people fleeing from buildings 650 miles away in Mexico City.

According to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto the earthquake is the biggest the country has seen in a century.

Source: Fox
Live Updates - CNN
Live Updates - Google
Update 9/10/17 - Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90 - BBC

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

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