Saturday, June 17, 2017

Earthquakes Strike Yellowstone, Guatemala, Greece, Mt Sakurajima Erupts For Second Time In Recent Weeks

Severe weather swept through the northern U.S. Sunday, creating a path of destruction.
Thousands were left without power and at least two people were injured when wind gusts reportedly flipped over a pickup and camper in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Large trees and power lines were knocked down. Hail reached up to 2 inches in diameter in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to reports. Wind gusts reached as high as 80 mph.
Severe storms spawned a tornado near Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Monday. 
Baseball-sized hail fell near Cheyenne and Wheatland, Wyoming. Multiple homes and businesses sustained damage. Tornadoes were also reported in Nebraska.
Ten people were injured and entire buildings were flattened after an earthquake struck the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday.
According to local media reports, the mayor of Vrisa said the town looked like it was "flattened by bombs."
The BBC reported that none of the injuries were life-threatening. The 6.3 magnitude quake was felt as far as Athens and Istanbul. 
Five people were killed after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
At least seven people were injured when the quake struck along the Guatamala-Mexico border at 1:29 a.m. local time.
Two people were killed by falling debris while three women suffered heart attacks attributed to the shock of the earthquake, the AP reported.
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit Yellowstone on Thursday night. According to local police, no damage was reported.
One girl drowned and another is on life support after being caught up in waves off the coast of Belmar, New Jersey, on Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a moderate riptide risk for the area. No lifeguards were on duty as the official beach season has not yet begun. Officers were called to the scene around 6 p.m. EDT.

Record heat swelled over inland Spain this week. The mercury climbed to 103.1 F (39.5 C) late this week in Madrid, breaking the record high for the month of June, according to the State Meteorological Agency. The previous record was 102.7 F (39.3 C), set in June of 2015.
A high of 80 F (26.7 C) is more common in Madrid this time of year. Basin and Albacete also set June record highs on Thursday. Cordoba was one of the hottest locations in the country on Thursday with a high of 106.5 F (41.4 C). 

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred at 06:48 PM on June 15, 2017 (MDT).
The epicenter of the shock was located in Yellowstone National Park, eight miles north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana.
The earthquake was reported felt in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana, in Yellowstone National Park, and elsewhere in the surrounding region.
Today's earthquake is part of an energetic sequence of earthquakes in the same area that began on June 12.
This sequence has included approximately thirty earthquakes of magnitude 2 and larger and four earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger, including today's magnitude 4.5 event.
Today's earthquake is the largest earthquake to occur in Yellowstone National Park since March 30, 2014, when a magnitude 4.8 event occurred 18 miles to the east, near Norris Geyser Basin.

Mount Sakurajima, a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan, erupted on Tuesday morning, the weather agency here said.
According to the agency, the eruption occurred at 7:56 a.m. local time and marked the second significant event there in recent weeks.
Ash and smoke was recorded as billowing as high as 3,200 meters into the sky, the weather agency said, and was ejected from the 1,117-meter volcano's Showa crater.
The agency warned that similar eruptions could occur, although there have been no immediate reports of injury or damage as a result of the latest eruption.
The last major eruption occurred at the mountain on May 29 this year and the volcano is under Level 3, orange alert by the Japan Meteorological Agency, signifying the volcano is active and should not be approached.


ChristineInCleveland said...

See you all soon... maranatha!

Unknown said...

Many cite Rev 6:12 as the exact time of the Rapture; perhaps Yellowstone quakes will trigger the "great earthquake." Just saw there was a 3.9 mag in Trinidad, CO the town infamously for "change of gender" surgery. Soon and very soon we ask Thee Oh Lord.

WVBORN56 said...

Amen Christine! It's an exciting time...,.keep looking up!