Friday, September 16, 2011

Another "Earthquake Swarm"

The earthquake story is becoming more and more noteworthy and part of the daily news, exactly as Jesus foretold.

In addition to the increase in overall earthquake numbers, and in addition to the increase in large quakes, we are also following this story of unexplained "earthquake swarms", most recently seen in Italy. Now we see this phenomena playing out in a new location:

Canary Islands Government Puzzled By El Hierro Earthquake Swarm

The Canary Islands Government says it has commenced an in-depth geological survey of El Hierro, the smallest of the islands, in an effort to determine the source of an earthquake swarm.

The unprecedented seismic activity commenced on 19 July. In excess of 6,000 earthquakes have been recorded up to 14 September 2011. More than two dozen tremors were recorded during Wednesday (14 Sept.) alone.

The vast majority of the tremors have been recorded in the northwest of the 278.5-square-kilometre island at El Golfo, the location of a massive landslide that created a 100-metre high tsunami almost 50,000 years ago. The earth tremors have ranged between 1 and 3 magnitude, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) reported.

The earthquake swarm, prompted the Canary Islands Government to convene the first ever meeting on 22 July of the Steering Committee and Volcanic Monitoring, reflected in the Specific Plan Protection Civil and Emergency for Volcanic Risk, given what it described “the significant increase in seismic activity”.

It remains unclear if the unprecedented seismic activity on El Hierro is a precursor to a possible future increase in earthquake or volcanic activity. However, the latest surge in recorded earthquakes and the inflation of the volcano could indicate magma rising underneath El Hierro.

The biggest fear of quakes in this region are described below:

Should The East Coast Worry About A Tsunami?

Theoretically, meteorites that strike the ocean can cause massive waves. A more likely wildcard scenario is that smaller quakes could cause underwater landslides, in turn producing tsunamis.

One major source of concern for that possibility lies in the Canary Islands, Vidale said. Experts also have their eyes on the Puerto Rico trench in the Caribbean and the Gibralter Plate Boundary, off the coast of Africa and southern Europe, said Lewis Kozlosky, a physical scientist with the National Weather Service Tsunami program in Silver Spring, Md.

Both areas are seismically active and have a high likelihood of producing tsunamis, given big enough earthquakes.

Also see:

Earthquake Experts Encourage Desert Residents to Prepare


Anonymous said...

I am doing a study on the seven feasts. I have just completed the Feast of First Fruits. One of the side notes was "God Speaking Through Earthquakes in Scripture." He used earthquakes many times, but usually as a signal He was speaking and we needed to listen. Other times were to get our attention, to emphasize His revelation or an event to deal in judgment. I find the number of earthquakes and earthquake storms occurring very interesting. He is definitely trying to get our attention.

As always Scott, thanks for all the work you do.

Scott said...

ANON - I agree completely - He certainly does. Many thanks for the kind words - God Bless

gearedup2go said...

The mother of all earthquakes will occur when Christ comes back to set up His millennial kingdom on earth. What gives me great satisfaction is knowing that His throne will be on a hill, overlooking all of Jerusalem and the ruins of the dome of the rock.

As for the earthquakes in diverse places, we know that when these things BEGIN to occur, we are to look up for our redemption. I'd say that the diverse earthquakes are coming into its season and you know what that means. : )

Now for some earth shattering news....Obama is taking the AZ immigration reform to the UN Human Rights council. Libya, Cuba, China and a host of other countries with the WORST POSSIBLE human rights records, will be reviewing AZ immigration reform law. Never mind that the Supreme Court will be ruling on this. No, he has to force his policies by circumventing congress and heading straight to the top dog, with Hillary Clinton's blessings. Essentially, O let in global governance through the back door. You can read about it here.

One never knows what one will read in the news each day. : /

gearedup2go said...

Also, extremely inflammatory and dangerous rhetoric is coming from the American Atheist organization. They are calling for the eradication of fundamentalist Christians.

gearedup2go said...

And finally, the quote of the day:

"We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger," Obama reportedly said.

As Scott often says, we live in a bizarro world.

WVBORN56 said...

Hey are are full of cheery news...just kidding...I am so glad we will soon be vacating this evil world...those 3 stories are just incredible...satan's little helpers are now fully out of the closet here in America.

Dylan said...

"radical Christianity" what? "watch out! They're gonna preach about christ's love!" lol. If someone can explain, please do.

Anonymous said...

, there was/is a whole bunch of earthquakes off the east coast of Honshu in approximately a 3 hour period.

Scott said...

Geared - we'll be "eradicated" soon enough - just tell them to be patient!

Robin said...

I thought this was an interesting story that looks into the strong possibility that Obama is working to oust Netanyahu.:

Dylan said...

All these comments on previous posts about how the rapture doesn't have anything to do with the Jewish people: that's not entirely true. The rapture is the end of the church age and the beginning of the redemption of Israel, is it not? So if it's the beginning of the redemption of Israel, why wouldn't it be on a Jewish feast?

Anonymous said...

Well, I hate to say it...

stocks are UP again....

watching this world end is like
watching paint dry on a wall.

takes a LONG time.

now I am hearing that Obama is
talking to Erdogan and Bibi next
week at the UN, COOLING THEM OFF
I we are back to
that game I guess >>>>>>>>

but when social mood gets bad
enough and STOCKS are freefalling
in the future, then look out.

Still no sign of AC...

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

Scott >>>>

NOW Egypt is

talking peace

GEE, what gives ??

is the END delayed ??

I wonder

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>

gearedup2go said...

Dylan, I like how you think. God will indeed turn His full attention to His people after the Church has been removed and it certainly seems plausible that our event might occur on a Jewish feast or festival. You know what I think would be neat? If we are raptured on Christ's birthday. : )

WV, sorry to be a party pooper.

Scott said...

I don't think anyone really knows - we're all speculating. But don't forget, there will be an interval between the rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation, and no one knows how long that will be.

I must say, every Easter I have a tad bit more anticipation, as it would be really awesome to get taken up from Church on an Easter morning at church :)

Paula said...

There was also an overlap between the church and Israel, of approximately 70 years.

DrNofog said...

Paula, I think that's a debatable point. I think the OT dispensation [end of 69th week] was over when the veil was rent and the Holy of Holies was now open and available to the whole world [ie. no overlap].

Scott said...

I agree drNo - I don't see any overlap at all between the Church and the Nation of Israel.

DrNo - So do you see the 7 year Trib as a completely separate dispensation from the previous 483 years or a continuation of the previous 483 years?

ally said...

I had never considered Eater lol but I sure do now! What could be more appropriate really? Absoluitely brilliant! So if we are still here at 2012 I will be looking forward to it and really enjoying the Passover Feast!

DrNofog said...


Scott said...

drNo - how did you know that I was a chemistry major?:)

So you think its part of the same dispensation, just the 'concluding act'?

DrNofog said...

Scott, I picked up that $2 word back in the 70s when I was 1st studying the PTR POV, JD Pentecost, et al.
Don't get many opportunities to toss it into the mix.

According to my infallible Scofield Bible, the Disp. of Grace [Church age] is an intercalation or parenthesis inserted in between the 69th & 70th week.

My POV on disps is that each one shows no matter how much God provides help to overcome our nature; innocence, human conscience, Patriarchal justice [most commonly & quite erroneously referred to as the establishment of Human Gubmint Gen.9:6], Mosaic Law & the Nation of Israel as a light, the Indwelling HS, and the one that finally destroys the last argument of man ["If I wuz back in Eden, I wunta done that..."] - The King & Kingdom -Paradise restored, all before the GWT judgment & final disp of the Eternal State...

Anonymous said...

This blog argues that the collapse of Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands is predicted in the Book of Revelation: