We are going to keep getting earthquakes like the M6.3 earthquake that struck just off the coast of California early morning on December 14, 2012. This is reported as being the biggest Californian earthquake for the whole of 2012. The quake happened on an earthquake prone zone, on the Pacific Coast of North America, which is part of what is known as the "ring of fire". No tsunami warning was issued.
THE BIG ONE
"18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found." (Revelation 16:18-20)
The California earthquake is small compared to the BIG ONE that is prophesied in the Bible. There are warnings in the Bible about NATURAL DISASTERS being part of God's judgement on the earth. But will people listen? Maybe you will be one of those who do. To find out how serious this is Click the red button below to find out how serious this is.
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Tsunami warnings and earthquakes go together such as the recent 7.7 earthquake in British Columbia, Canada which brought a tsunami warning to Hawaii. Thankfully, no tsunami arrived. One of the biggest earthquakes and tsunamis in recent history was the one that hit Indonesia. Scroll down to see more on this below.
So are things getting worse or are we just going through a bit of a rough patch in earth's earthquake and tsunami history. Read on to find out more.
Old News - Indonesia Aceh earthquake brings Indian Ocean tsunami alert.... no tsunami warning yet (as at 8:38 GMT. Wed. 11 April, NZ).
The 8.6 magnitude earthquake was reported by the US Geological Survey said the earthquake was 33kilometers beneath the floor of the ocean and 434 kilometers from the province of Aceh. This quake was followed by an aftershock of 8.1 magnitude. The 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed 170,000 people in Aceh but so far no official tsunami warning has been issued. This hasn't stopped people taking action and moving to higher ground.
Earthquakes and the end of the world
Often when a very large earthquake happens such as the earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011, people begin to wonder if this is a sign of the end of the world.
Certainly, for the people in Japan at this time, it must seem that way. And with the loss of life, homes, farmlands, industries, it is in one sense, the end of these people's world.
Now as you have a look back through the centuries, you will discover that the earth has been struck by large earthquakes before with death tolls reaching hundreds of thousands. These go back as far as 525AD, nearly 1,500 years ago! So a large earthquake in and of itself, even if it brings a large death toll, does not mean the world is about to end.
According to Bible prophecy, earthquakes are only one of many different signs that the world WILL end ONE day. But we are not told which day and we are not told that earthquakes will increase in frequency and intensity as the day gets closer (there are other signs of end times that show us this).
Earthquakes and other natural disasters, along with famine, disease and war, are all signs that this world is in decay and under a curse due to sin and that we are all heading towards a day of judgement. These signs are in fact a reminder that each person needs to prepare themselves, to meet their maker.
The chart below shows the deadliest earthquakes ranked by date. The "Rank" below relates to the number of deaths.
"18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."
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You may not die in an earthquake but you will die. About 150,000 die every day. Please, don't wait till it's too late. Eternity is for ever. It's the wrong thing to be wrong about... and it's a long time to be wrong.