Are there any exlanations for the recnt earhquakes?

Philippines
January 18, 2010 7:23am CST
The recent earthquakes that hit HAITI and CALIFORNIA are truly catastrophic. The holy bible has an explanation for these things. Are there some the same prophecies or readings regarding these events?
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@1hopefulman (32484)
• Canada
19 Jan 10
This is what the Bible has to say about earthquakes: Matthew 24:3,7 (New International Version) 3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. Luke 21:11 (New International Version) 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. As predicted, "earthquakes are one of the signs that we are living in what the Bible calls the "last days." The earthquake in Haiti which may have killed up to 200,000 people is certainly a "great earthquake."
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• United States
23 Jan 10
There have been famines and earthquakes ever since the first human was born! These are not new things! They are not more frequent. Face it, it's been the end times for the last thousand years. The Biblical apocalypse isn't coming.
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@1hopefulman (32484)
• Canada
25 Jan 10
Hi NefariousFox! I'm not sure if you are aware that earthquakes is only one of about almost 40 different signs that would have to be seen in the same generation. Matthew 24:32-35 (New International Version) 32"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Honestly, I am convinced that the change in world administration from man to Jesus Christ is at hand, from the next few hours to the next few years. Don't ask for a closer estimation as the Bible does not say and neither can I. I will do a bit more research on earthquakes at the present time as let's say before World War One just to see if there is a notable difference. I will post later. I wish you the best!
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@1hopefulman (32484)
• Canada
25 Jan 10
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Casualties 230,000+[1][2] (the fifth deadliest earthquake in recorded history) The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. T The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing nearly 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (100 feet) high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand were the hardest hit. With a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, it is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph. This earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes. It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 cm (0.4 inches)[5] and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.[6]
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
Indeed the Bible clearly explains that earthquake is one of the signs that the last days of this earth is about to come. It is one way of God's revelation that although the end it is not yet the end, the signs of its coming are showing. Matthew Chapter 24 verses 1 -8 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 Jan 10
" Bible clearly explains that earthquake is one of the signs that the last days of this earth is about to come" Going by that logic then, we have always been in the "last days", since there are always earthquakes somewhere and there really is nothing that shows there has been an increase in earthquakes...it's still pretty much business as usual for planet earth.
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
Hi friends It remains to be seen what is in store for us here on Earth in the coming years. One important thing is that we continue to evolve and knowing our true nature and our purpose will prepare us for the unknown. Regards
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I have run across a lot of info on conspiracy theories that HAARP is behind it. I myself prefer the expanding earth theory over plate shift but I don't think this was an act of God to punish anyone if that's what you are getting at.
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@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
19 Jan 10
Earthquakes are spoken of in the Bible and so are famines, and other disasters. They are not the result of the judgement of God, but that which is a sign of the return of Jesus Christ to the earth, as stated in the Bible. Had Adam and Eve not disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, we'd be living in a far different world. But that WILL all change - - one day, just as Jesus said it would. But first, all things must run their course.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 10
Hi friends. Your response are very much welcome. Those views are important for us to understand these things. Regards
• United States
23 Jan 10
I'm sure the bible has a few words vague enough to be twisted into sounding like the Haitian earthquakes. But the fact is, that Haiti and California are on fault lines, where two tectonic plates meet. Earthquakes are a natural and unpredictable geological process. They just happen now and then. The worst thing about these events is that there is no good reason for them to happen. They don't fulfill a prophecy, and they don't act out retribution. They are simply terrible and that's all there is to it.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 10
Hi friends That was a very interesting discussion. I am glad there are friends like you who could participate in an intellectual discussion.No matter what, let us continue to be on the right path of righteousness which everyone of us aspire for.Regards
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
18 Jan 10
The recent earthquake in califronia wasn't really devestating. In fact, there was almost no damage from ot, most folks didn't even notice it. Earhtquakes in califrnia are common, very common, it isn't at all unusual there. It's like tornados in our mid west, it's just a fact of life in living there. The earthquakes on both Haiti and Califrnia both have the same explanation, they are both regions that lay on continental pale fault lines, where the plates run up against each other, build up preasure over time and then when that preasure gives...you have an earth quake. No prophesy needed, it just happens.
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• Philippines
18 Jan 10
So true Its very scientific. Regards
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Jan 10
are there any explainations for the earthquakes? Of course....NATURE...these things happen...theyve happened since the beginning of time and will continue to happen until all is said and done...There is no religious reason for it or any of them..its just nature doing its thing. Sad and tragic yes..but nature none the less
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
nice insight. Aside from nature itself I would like to view it on a spiritual level.
• India
19 Jan 10
Hindus pray the Nature. Because Nature is more powerful.When Rain is needed we pray Rain God ( VARUNA BAGHAVAN_- The Clouds).Nature balances the earth in some how or rather. We can not withstand against nature.
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
Hi friend the idea of balance on earth just like the principle of yin and yang is something that we have to consider. Regards
@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
18 Jan 10
What do you mean the holy bible has an explanation to this thing? What are the prophecies? I don't any prophesies, is it the end of the world? I don't know I just only know that We must do some things to help them. I've donated $2 to haiti redcross through microworkers and I hope it can help.
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
hi there thats good Other countries are sending their help too