Saturday, July 12, 2014

"There will be... Earthquakes in Various Places" - Part 3 - Recent Earthquakes and Resources

Pacific Ring of Fire where about 90% of the world's
earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes
occur.  Wikipedia (Public Domain)
In our discussion of Jesus' prophecy of earthquakes, there was so much information to discuss that I've divided it into three posts running all this week. We're continuing a discussion about Jesus' prediction that before his coming, in the "End Times," he said.
There will be famines and earthquakes in various places (Matthew 24:7b, NIV).

Today we'll talk about recent earthquakes and a couple of my favorite resources to stay abreast of what's happening with Bible prophecies being fulfilled. (Tweet that!)


It seems this year there have been a lot of earthquakes. Here is a clip from NBC's Nightly News on April 2, 2014, (clip offered by NBC Nightly News).


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Even in the two months since that video, more quakes have taken place. Here is just a sampling of the more major earthquakes from this year alone. I've only listed a few because there are so many. Find the full list on Wikipedia "Earthquakes in 2014"
  • 7.1 Offshore Chiapas, Mexico, July 7, 2014
  • 6.7 Papua New Guinea, July 4, 2014
  • 6.0, 6.3 Alaska, June 23-24, 2014
  • 6.2, 6.3, 6.9 New Zealand, June 23, 2014
  • 6.9 Aegean Sea, Greece/Turkey, May 24, 2014
  • 8.2 Iquique, Chili, April 1, 2014 (with several more through the month)
  • Four 6.0 to 6.7 Iquique, Chili, March 16-23, 2014
  • 6.8 northern California, USA, March 10, 2014
  • 6.9 Hotan, Xinjiang, Chinga, February 12, 2014

Here are two more resources for up-to-date information on earthquakes:

Personally I've had a theory for some time that when one quake occurs on one side of the world, another might occur on the opposite side. This just makes sense to me. Think about it: if you place several solid objects together, such as bricks or dishes which could mimic tectonic plates of the earth, then if you shift one on one side, something necessarily has to shift on the other side.

Apparently someone at the USGS agrees with me. <insert wink and smiley face here> David Oppenheimer with the USGS talked about just such a possibility in this article from CBS San Francisco dated June 23, 2014:  "USGS Scientist Says Alaska, New Zealand Quakes Might Be Linked."


Here are two of my favorite resources if you'd like to read more about earthquakes and prophecy, and if you'd like to follow earthquakes in real time: (Tweet that!)

Southwest Radio Church

One of my favorite resources for information on prophecy is the radio program Southwest Radio Church. They have been around for a long time and credit themselves as the longest running Christian radio program. They cover topics other than prophecy, but they talk about prophecy more than anyone else I know. I've learned a ton from this organization and I am eternally grateful for all they've taught me. Must I issue a disclaimer to say I don't agree with everything they teach? Of course I don't—that's just normal. But I find most of their information solid and interesting.

I hope you will tune in to Southwest Radio Church for their prophecy programs (Tweet that!or whatever else interests you. Find Southwest Radio Church's broadcast schedule on this page. There you can also download and listen to their programs at your convenience.

If you're able, I'd appreciate it if you'd send a donation their way so they can keep the great information coming.

Here are some articles Southwest Radio Church (SWRC) has linked to about recent earthquakes. I found these articles on the Signs of the Times page. Then click on the "Weather" link

Track Earthquakes with your Cell Phone

Because I'm a prophecy geek, I'm constantly watching for possible fulfillments of End Times prophecies. That's why I love having an earthquake overlay on the weather bug ap on my cell phone. (Tweet that!I can see when an earthquake occurs and keep abreast of what's shaking out there. You might want to add a similar ap to your phone. (However my ap seems to sometimes show the magnitude of earthquakes much lower than is stated on the news. I'm still trying to figure out why.)

I use a weather bug from WSI Corporation. Search for their ap on your device and hopefully you'll find it or a similar one. Then find the "Setting" and look for and "earthquake overlay."


There were many earthquakes noted in the Bible. Some people say that when God moves in judgement on nations, His judgement is always accompanied by earthquakes. (I'm not sure I can verify the "always" part without a ton of research.)

But for one example, we know from the Bible that the earth shook in Jerusalem when Jesus died (Matthew 27:54).

For years we've waited and wondered whether "The Big One" is imminent to hit southern California. With all this expected activity increasing, what are we to do? (Tweet that!)

The best preparation any of us can take for the coming increase in "earthquakes in various places" (Matthew 24:7b, NIV) which Jesus predicted is to know Jesus as our Savior and Lord. If you have not prepared in this way yet, why not prepare your soul for eternity by telling him you accept him as your Savior today? For those who do, the earth can shake and the mountains can fall into the sea, but we will not be shaken. (Tweet that!) We know we look forward to eternity with Jesus, where no harm will ever be able to reach us again.

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Tentative schedule for coming posts: 

  • July 15, 2014 Hurricanes and Tsunamis
  • July 17, 2014 Pestilences 
  • July 19, 2014 "The Beginning of Birth Pains"

1 comment:

  1. This was posted earlier today: "UGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma"