As Obama goes about his job destroying, U.N. sustainable living, Christianity bashing, let’s bring America to her knees agenda, something else is going on that concerns not only America, but the world.
“And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled; for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in divers (various) places and there shall be famines and troubles; these are the beginnings of sorrows.” Mark 13: 7-8
Approximately 90% of all earthquakes and approximately 75% of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire and considering that the entire west coast of the U.S. lies along that Ring of Fire, we should be very concerned.
On Wednesday the 11th, 4 large quakes hit around the Pacific Rim. Two giant quakes struck Indonesia, one 8.6 rapidly followed by an 8.2. While we normally only see one quake in the magnitude of 8.0 or greater, we had two back to back. The 8.6 was the most powerful strike-slip earthquake in recorded history. Another strong quake, a 6.5 hit Mexico’s pacific coast near Michoacan and struck about 40 mile underground. Just before the Mexican quake, a 5.9 hit near the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate off the coast of Oregon.
The Indian Ocean strike-slip fault earthquakes are very unusual. Preliminary assessment of the Indonesian quakes by U.S. geologists suggests one plate lurched past each other as much as 70 feet. San Andreas along the U.S. Pacific coast is a strike-slip, lateral. Can you imagine the earth moving under San Francisco by 70 feet? The City would be completely destroyed.
As a comparison, the largest surface displacement ever recorded in a lateral strike-slip fault was only 21 feet and that was in the 1906 San Andreas quake. The Japanese March 11, 2011 earthquake moved the ocean floor 79 feet sideways and 10 foot upward and the seismic tension ricocheted around the world and contributed to other earthquakes.
On April 13, , the Gulf of California was hit with a 6.2 and minutes later with a 6.5 just off Guerrero Negro, Mexico. Three days later a 5.0 hit.
These powerful earthquakes happen so often people hardly notice them anymore. And it is not just along the Ring of Fire that these quakes are becoming a reality. In November 2011 a 5.2 quake hit Oklahoma, the largest that has ever been reported in the state and was felt in Illinois and Tennessee. There were more than 30 aftershocks. In November 2011 a 5.7 quake struck eastern Turkey. In August of last year, Virginia had its own 5.9 quake near Richmond that damaged buildings and monuments in Washington. D. C.
According to the USGS, in 2001 there were 1,361 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or greater around the globe – in 2011 there were 2,481. In Arizona, according to the Arizona Geological Survey, they had just 53 quakes in 2010 but by 2011 that number had increased to 131.
Scientists tell us that the west coast is long overdue for a major earthquake. California has more than 300 faults running beneath its surface. In 1980, a federal report declared the likelihood of a major quake striking California within the next 30 years to “well in excess of 50%.”
But it isn’t just the earthquakes that should give one pause for thought.
Mt. Rainier , the 3rd most dangerous volcano in the U.S. is just one of about two dozen active or recently active volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain range that runs into Canada. Located just 35 kilometers southeast of Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, Mr. Rainier last erupted 150 years ago. Some of the biggest rock avalanches have been roaring off Mt. Rainier since last year, some so large they register on earthquake sensors. Mt. Rainier doesn’t have to erupt to be a danger as an earthquake or a large enough rock slide could combine with heavy rainfall to send floodwater’s rushing into the valley communities built on ancient flood plains. Are the slides the beginning of Mount Rainier waking up?
Who could forget the 1980 eruption of another of the Cascade Mountain volcanoes, Mount Saint Helens. She is still dangerous. Since 2005 a new lava dome has developed, accompanied by low rate seismicity and emissions of gases and steam. But, according to the USGC all of the volcanoes in the Cascade Range are currently at normal levels of background seismicity. Of course volcanoes can rumble back to live and erupt in a short span of time. Mt. Saint Helens only gave 7 days of advance warning when she erupted the second time in 2004 and Alaska’s Okmok volcano only gave an hour’s notice before spewing ask 50,000 feet in the air in 2008.
A red alert has already been issued for Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia. She last erupted in 1985 killing 25,000 people.
Mount Fuji, located close to Tokyo, one of the most densely populated cities on the entire plant, which has been dormant for around 300 years, it waking up. A row of new craters, the latest 50 m in diameter, has appeared on the eastern flank of the volcano at 2200 m elevation, with steam eruptions. A swarm of earthquakes, including 4 of magnitude 5 have occurred northeast of the volcano on and after January of this year.
And, like earthquakes, volcanoes are becoming active all over the world.
Am I suggesting that the world is coming to an end? No I’m not. I’m sick of hearing about December 21, 2012. The only thing that will happen on December 21st is, for the first time in 26,000 years, the sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way. Nor do I believe that this conjunction will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleanings it and all that dwell upon it rising all to a higher level of consciousness, as some new agers predict.
As a Christian I believe God’s word. Christ said “But know this, if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore, be ye also ready; for in such as hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.” [Matt:24:43-44] God expects his children to be watchmen and he gave us the signs to watch for in the great Gospels of Matthew 24; and Mark 13.
Numerous Biblical prophecies have been fulfilled since the parable of the Fig Tree became a reality in 1948 to not take these sign seriously. Ignore them at your own peril!