Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California
The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July 4th holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.
The 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 10:33 a.m. Thursday in the Mojave Desert, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, near the town of Ridgecrest, California.
Multiple injuries and two house fires were reported in the town of 28,000. Emergency crews were also dealing with small vegetation fires, gas leaks and reports of cracked roads, said Kern County Fire Chief David Witt....
ABC.net.au wrote: A magnitude-7.1 earthquake has jolted much of southern California, cracking buildings, sparking fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries. Key points:
â€˘ It struck north of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert, where a 6.4 quake struck a day before â€˘ Authorities received "significant reports of structure fires" and one building collapse â€˘ There is a "1-in-10 chance" another magnitude-7.0 quake could strike in the next week....
excerpt from, "Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits southern California near Ridgecrest, its second quake in two days"
And Jesus answered them, and began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you. For many shall come in my Name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many.Furthermore when ye shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled, for such things must needs be: but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers quarters, and there shall be famine and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to the Councils, and to the Synagogues: ye shall be beaten, and brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimonial unto them. And the Gospel must first be published among all nations. - Mark 13:5-10
This sounds familiar, as if I had read it in Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.