WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage.
The magnitude 7.5 quake hit in the afternoon near New Caledonia at a shallow depth, where earthquakes are generally more damaging. It was felt as far away as Vanuatu.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of between 3 and 10 feet were possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu before later lifting the warning.
Judith Rostain, a freelance journalist based in New Caledonia’s capital Noumea, said there was no damage to the city and that the threat of a tsunami appeared to have passed. She said the situation remained unclear on the east coast and scattered outer islands. Read CBS article
Today’s earthquake is just on the heels of the 7.0 earthquake in Anchorage, AK last week. I am not sure how the USGS claims data shows that earthquakes are not on the rise, but it sure seems that way to me. Just take a look at their website and see for yourself.
We do know that they will increase more and more as the coming of our Lord and Savior gets closer and closer. A word to the wise, watch the news and draw your own conclusions. A word to the wise, watch and prayer. It is no secret that the devil wants us to get caught up in all the distractions and miss the warning signs all around us. Here is what Jesus said, and that is what we should keep our eyes on:
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matt. 24:6-8 KJV