Hundreds killed by Nepal earthquake; India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan also impacted

USGS Map of Nepal 4/25/15 Earthquake and Aftershocks


Nepal was struck with its worst earthquake in 80 years today:

7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, 876 killed, triggers Mt Everest avalanche

(Agencies) / 25 April 2015

The quake hit around noon on Saturday and was also felt in neighbouring India as well as in Pakistan.

876 killed, toll likely to increase

The death toll from a massive earthquake which devastated parts of Nepal on Saturday has risen to 876, according to police.

“The toll from the earthquake has jumped to 876, including 524 from the Kathmandu valley,” police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam said.

“Rescue efforts are still underway. We fear that the toll might rise as we dig through the rubble.”

April 25, 2015

People in Kathmandu and other towns rushed out of their homes as the tremors shook Nepalese cities and mountain villages shortly before noon Saturday. The earthquake struck about 80 kilometers northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. Walls collapsed and many buildings were damaged.

An iconic 19th century tower, the Dharara tower, in the capital turned into a pile of rubble and Nepalese media reported that many people were trapped there. The tower had a viewing balcony on the eighth floor.

The country’s only international airport was shut down.

A 6.6 magnitude aftershock hit more than an hour after the initial quake. …

An avalanche on Mt. Everest caused by the deadly earthquake has buried a part of the base camp for climbers, killing eight, according to Nepal’s tourism ministry.

Television images showed many injured people crowded outside hospitals in Kathmandu trying to get help. Exact assessment of the devastation may take many hours and the number of casualties is likely to rise.

Baral said officials feared that the old area of Kathmandu could have suffered the worst damage. “Old houses in the narrow lanes of the main city core area might have been devastated, there are not proper building structures, designs, they are almost hundred years old, there are small bylanes in between,” he said.

Tremors Felt in neighboring countires

The earthquake was also felt in neighboring countries, including India and Bangladesh.

Nepal is a poor country.  Those affected in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan are in my prayers.

Jesus warned about a time earthquakes and troubles:

8 … And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be…troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)

The amount of earthquakes around the world has been increasing.

Here is a report about the massive increases in parts of the USA:

Within the central and eastern United States, the number of earthquakes has increased dramatically over the past few years. Between the years 1973–2008, there was an average of 21 earthquakes of magnitude three and larger in the central and eastern United States. This rate jumped to an average of 99 M3+ earthquakes per year in 2009–2013, and the rate continues to rise. In 2014, alone, there were 659 M3 and larger earthquakes. (Posted April 20, 2015

So, the USA used to average 21 earthquakes of a magnitude of 3.0 or larger in its central region, but there were 659 in 2014.  This is a massive increase.

Furthermore, more severe earthquakes are coming.

Not only in Asia, but in the USA and many other parts of the world, there are greater risk for earthquakes than most imagine.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Earthquakes Today and Bible Prophecy Contains a cool up-to-the-hour update of earthquakes around the world from USGS. It also explains what did Jesus teach about earthquakes and how the Bible describes “the big one” (as well as when it is expected).
Islands and Bible Prophecy What’s ahead for islands? What does the Bible prophesy about them?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
Weather Blessings and Sorrows Are weather problems a warning? What should be done? Here is a related YouTube video Does God Use Weather?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2021 or 20xx?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
India, Its Biblical Past and Future: Any Witness? The Bible discusses the origins of those of Indian heritage.  This article quotes the Bible and also discusses some of the witness to India throughout history and what is happening in the 21st century (including those in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
India and the Beast of Revelation 13 Do biblical, Catholic, and even Hindu prophecies suggest that many in India will follow, for a while, the Beast and False Prophet/Antichrist? Here is link to a related YouTube video Will People in India Worship the Beast of Revelation 13?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon? A YouTube video of interest may be Is China THE Threat to the United States of America?

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