The Earth’s crust is violently shaking as we witness 5 major earthquakes across the globe in the last 48 hours. According to a renowned seismologist “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way.
Seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado is making global headlines as he warns that “current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude”. If his calculations are correct we may be facing one of the biggest waves of natural disasters in the history of mankind, unlike anything we’ve witnessed before.
As the year 2016 started, south Asia started experiencing an unusually high number of massive earthquakes which had left scientists perplexed, in search for a logical explanation. Here’s an excerpt from the Express…
Scientists say there has been an above average number of significant earthquakes across south Asia and the Pacific since the start of the year.
The increased frequency has sparked fears of a repeat of the Nepal quake of 2015, when 8,000 people died, or even worse.
Roger Bilham, seismologist of University of Colorado, said: “The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude. And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.”
If just one earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 hits a populated area it will have disastrous consequences. But imagine seeing four of them, as Roger Bilham predicts, we’d be facing our worst nightmare.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 would have a much more devastating effect than the twin earthquakes that hit Japan earlier this year…
A devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan hours after a first which killed at least three and injured 19 others.
The quakes, which struck the south-western island of Kyushu, leveled more than a dozen homes, sparked fires and trapped several people under collapsed buildings.
Around 350 military personnel have been dispatched to aid the rescue effort, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
The first earthquake, measuring 6.5-magnitude, hit the south-east Asian country late on Friday, local time, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Earlier that week, there was a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Vanuatu, and the southern Philippines saw a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shatter their grounds …
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Mindanao early Thursday, April 14, seismologists said, with no damage or casualties immediately reported and no tsunami warning issued. The quake occurred at 2:21 am (1821 GMT Wednesday) off the coast of Zamboanga del Norte, with its epicenter at a depth of 15 kilometers, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
And of course on Wednesday a huge magnitude 6.9 earthquake caused tremendous devastation in Myanmar…
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday, causing tremors around the region, including in neighboring Bangladesh where scores were reported injured in stampedes and buildings were damaged. The quake, which took place at a depth of 134 kilometers (83 miles), hit some 400 kilometers northwest of Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), and was also felt in parts of India and China. There were no immediate reports of casualties, although the region where the earthquake hit has poor communications infrastructure like many of Myanmar’s outlying provinces.
What is happening in Asia? Why is the ground shaking without stopping? And how does this affect the west coast of America?
We must mention that these earthquakes weren’t the beginning. The earth started shaking from the start of 2016 when unusual earthquake activity was spotted all over Asia.
On April 10, Kabul, Pakistan suffered a massive 6.6 earthquake when 6 people lost their lives and the aftershock was felt all the way to India. Just two day before that, Nepal suffered a 4.2 earthquake, which was preceded by a larger 5.5 magnitude one on February 22.
Just at the start of 2016, on January 20, China’s ground shook hard as a 6.1-magnitude earthquake caused a massive uproar while on the 4th of January 11 people died when a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Manipur in India.
And let’s not forget about the volcanic eruption we’ve been hearing all about in recent news. Volcano Discovery reports that 38 volcanoes are erupting as we speak, which is an unusually high number.
In the book of Matthew 24, Jesus speaks about earthquakes in “divers places” just before His return. If these really are the times that the Bible refers to as “the last days”, the shaking of our planet will just become more intense.
Just one earthquake with a magnitude 8.0 in a major city in Japan, China or the United States would lead to a crash of all global markets billions of dollars in economic damage.
We can only hope that all of these predictions are wrong and that we’ll live to see yet another day.