Powerful 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Charlotte area
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake felt in Charlotte shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday was centered just over a mile south of Sparta, near the Virginia border, the strongest quake to hit North Carolina in more than a century.
In fact, it was the strongest earthquake in the state since 1916, according to the National Weather Service, when a 5.2 magnitude quake occurred near Skyland, just outside of Asheville.
Sparta is an Alleghany County town of about 1,800 people, 100 miles north of Charlotte.
I agree Neil, perspective is tricky. While fault lines are the place these usually occur, biblically it us where the voice of God is heard and also during a day of the Lord.
Heb 12:25-27 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: *Whose voice then shook the earth*: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
I think the context of Haggai bares that out to be the case as well.
Haggai 2:6-7 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and *I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land*; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
Matthew 24:7 âFor nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.â
I know that the above scripture has been misused to centuries, but 1 day to God is the same as 1,000 to us. But, we should always recognize these signs when they take place and remember the Lordâs words.
I always pray that the Lord will return quickly and when things like this happen I pray it with more sincerity.