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An 8.7 Richter Earthquake in Indonesia :unsure:

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An earthquake with an magnitude of 8.7 has struck under the sea off Indonesia's northern Aceh province.

The quake triggered a tsunami warning across the Indian Ocean region.


The PTWC [The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center] warning said quakes of such a magnitude "have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin".


In the special Bible discourse last Sunday an interesting thought was brought out as some people like to deny the evidence that we are living in "the last days" -- Jesus didn't necessarily prophesy that the AMOUNT of earthquakes would be spectacularly increasing but that they WOULD OCCUR.

8.7...that's a lot, as far as I can understand...

Hmm, the Aceh province? Is that near our brothers in East Timor? Well, nowadays it seems that Indonesia is also listed in the yearly report even though it is a country with predominantly a Muslim population. Indonesia, Service Year 2011 = 22,000+ pubs; East Timor, SY 2011 ~200 pubs -- and that's an abbreviation, you do know that! :detective:

Edit: Just to update this message with a list of major earthquakes in the 20th and 21st centuries: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12717980

Edit # 2: Changed the quote to a link.

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Jesus said that "great earthquakes would occur..." Yes, they would still be occuring. He was not mentioning the occurences, but rather the scope or scale of the quakes. We can definitely see this happening in our day. Just like the conduct and morals of people are advancing from bad to worse. So, too, are the quakes' intensity. We rarely ever hear of small tiny ones anymore. We are hearing so much of ones over 7.0 on the Richter scale. Without knowing how far or long we have until the end, just this facet of Jesus' prophecy warrants our attention!

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