Both the ground and the residents of Alaska were rattled on Friday morning by a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The major temblor “violently” shook homes and buildings, damaged roads, and knocked out power in the State’s most populated city of Anchorage. The quake was reportedly felt up to 400 miles outside of the city.
There were several reports of serious damage. Walls were cracked, ceiling tiles fell, contents of store shelves were littered across the floors, and an onramp to a freeway collapsed. One resident of Palmer, Alaska, said that it was “the most violent earthquake” that she had experienced in her 37 years as a resident. Four airports were closed in the State following the quake.
A tsunami warning was issued for south central Alaska, but was canceled about an hour and a half later. Over 40 aftershocks have struck the State throughout the day, following the initial 7.0 jolt at around 8:30 am local time. At least 3 aftershocks registered over 5.0, with the largest being a 5.7 magnitude. The Governor of the State issued a disaster declaration.
Lord Jesus prophesied that, in the Last Days leading up to His imminent return, there would be “powerful earthquakes” across the world. Quakes over 7.0 magnitude are dubbed “powerful.” Since the year 2000, there have been around 300 earthquakes that fall into that category. That is an average of over 15 per year.
In my book, The Signs of Our Times, I warned that the powerful earthquakes which the other nations of the world have been experiencing could soon be shaking the USA. Perhaps today’s violent quake was the FORERUNNER for what’s to come?
Read more about this generation’s most powerful earthquakes in “THE SIGNS OF OUR TIMES”
“Jesus said.. There will be powerful earthquakes in diverse places.” – Luke 21:11/Matthew 24:7/Mark 13:8
“The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.” – Isaiah 24:19-20
“This know also, that in the Last Days perilous times shall come.” – 2nd Timothy 3:1
“JESUS said, Can you not discern the signs of the times?” – Matthew 16:3