Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Earthquakes In Diverse Places

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.  Mark 13:8

On the heels of the earthquakes of the last few days, I remembered that I had compiled a list on the increase of earthquakes above 6.0 or higher to show that they were slightly increasing by year.  I also projected, according to the data up to that time and the frequency of large earthquakes in the first 26 days of 2010, there could be 70 6.0 earthquakes in 2010.  There were only 51.  Yet that is still a very high amount of earthquakes according to the significant earthquakes list found on the USGS web site.  2010 Significant Earthquake and News Headlines Archive

Here is that list from January 26th of last year updated.

6.0+ by Year
2002-- 21
2003-- 37 31,00 killed in Japan
2004-- 35* This includes a 9.1 off and that killed 225,000+ people
2005-- 33 Pakistan quake kills around 86,000
2006-- 26
2007-- 47
2008-- 48 Sichuan, China quake kills around 87,500
2009-- 56
2010-- 51
2011-- So far;  there have been 9 over 6.0

As I was looking, I also noticed that there was an increase in the massive 7.0 or higher earthquakes in 2010.  There were 22 earthquakes of this intensity.  The two closest years were 2009 and 2007 which both had 17.  The average since 2002 was about 13 per year.  

Of special note is the time duration of the quake that hit near the 2 Iranian warships yesterday.  According to the posted article from Israeli News Network the quake rumbled for 27 minutes.  That is an awful long time for an earthquake to last! 

There seems to be an increase in frequency and intensity, but I am sure this is nothing compared to what Jesus had in mind in the verse above!  Seek Christ today while you still have His mercy for the time of His justice must be soon2come!


This mornings news again reminds me of scripture.  Look at Luke 21:25, "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;..."

I thought I would post the first four articles that I read as I awoke this morning.  It certainly sounds like distress of nations!

FoxNews.com - Earthquake in New Zealand Kills at Least 65, Traps More  *****Interesting coincidence below.  Look what took place in New Zealand just prior to that deadly earthquake.
Here's Mr. Gay New Zealand! on SameSame.com.au  "Meanwhile, New Zealand’s biggest city celebrated its biggest annual gay picnic day yesterday.
The country’s Prime Minister John Key was in attendance at Auckland’s Big Gay Out, where in an election year the centre-right party leader was keen to stress how gay-friendly his leadership had been."

New Zealand:- Gay heart of Christchurch wrecked by earthquake - Gay Travellers Network
""That's the physical heart of Christchurch's gay community ripped out," says Malcolm Vaughan of Wellington's S&M bar. "It's appalling... what's the community going to do to come together now... perhaps someone can find a space where glbt folks can come together.. but..." His voice trails off. "We just hope that all our glbt friends in Christchurch are getting through ok."

It seems like troubles in every cardinal direction!  Yet God is in control.  I also awoke with Isaiah 63-64 on my mind.  "Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,"  Isaiah 64:1  That is certainly to happen soon!

Israel and the Middle East

EU tells Israel: Mideast turmoil makes peace talks imperative - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism, Security

Christians asked to bow in submission to Allah  Pray for the strength of these believers to be like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego!

Libyan diplomats resign posts to protest bloody crackdown

Dozens of bodies reported on Tripoli's streets; Gadhafi said barricaded in his compound - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Israel and U.S. successfully test anti-missile system - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Our Decline

FBI: Muslim Brotherhood deeply rooted inside U.S.

U.S. warned of threat worse than Katrina, plague, WWII

Wal-Mart Grapples With Its Worst Sales Slump Ever - FoxNews.com

The sinking US empire - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

Hezbollah Working with Cartels « Liveshots

Remember, it is not time to fear or worry!  It is time to share the hope of Jesus Christ to a world on a collision course with divine appointment.  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."  2 Peter 3:13 

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