TW: Giant North American Earthquake Zone Found

6.7 Earthquake in Northridge California, January 17, 1994.


Today’s TW News & Prophecy from the Living Church of God has the following:

Giant seismic zone off west coast of North America.

In the last 15 years, scientists have uncovered evidence of a “sleeping” giant subduction zone (The Cascadia) 60 miles off the West Coast. The 800-mile-long fault runs from northern California to Vancouver and closely resembles giant faults off the coasts of Chile (9.5 quake in 1960), Sumatra (9.3 quake in 2004), Alaska (9.2 quake in 1964) and Tohoku, Japan (9.0 in 2011, causing the devastating tsunami).

The Cascadia was believed to be “dead” because it was thought that it had generated no quakes or tsunamis in “recorded history.” However, 20 years of research has uncovered evidence of a major quake in January 1700 that caused a devastating 16-foot-high tsunami which hit Japan. Until recently, no one had understood the cause for that tsunami. Scientists currently believe there is a 37% chance of a major quake (9.0 or higher) on the Cascadia subduction zone in the next 50 years (, March 13, 2012).

Jesus warned that one sign of the end of the age will be “earthquakes in various places” (Matthew 24:7). The book of Revelation foretells major seismic events during the “Day of the Lord.” The second trumpet plague describes what appears to be a volcanic eruption and possibly an earthquake and tsunami causing massive destruction that will destroy a third of all sea life and ships on the sea (Revelation 8:8-9).

For more information on signs of the end of the age, review our free booklet, Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return.

Though I do not know when a major earthquake will happen off the West Coast of North America, I have long believed that a megaquake, which locally tends to be called “the big one,” will at some point in time hit California.  And by that, I specifically mean one that is quite large and one that would be even more devastating than the Northridge quake of 1994.

As LCG indicated, 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)

We may be at this prophetic point as all the earthquakes and other problems that have happened in the past couple of years could be considered as “troubles.”

Perhaps the earthquake warnings and weather problems can serve as another wake-up call to people everywhere that the world can change very quickly and that the time to repent is now:

30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead. (Acts 17:30-31)

There are troubles and repentance is needed. Things are going to get much worse than they have already.

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