Eritrea/Ethiopia earthquakes: unusual swarm going on!

June 13: COMPLETE UPDATE HERE, with confirmation of volcanic eruption

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Six months ago, I wrote about unusual seismic activity in Ethiopia area. There were earthquakes were there aren’t usually any, there was indications of a volcanic eruption, and the African rift was unzipping at the seams. That blog entry is here. Maps and pictures accompany that blog entry.

In part, I’d written:

Man’s understanding is in some cases wise, and in other cases miraculous, but in other cases poor and meager. The earth is not millions of years old and plates can shift apart in a matter of days, or even in a moment. How do I know this to the point of contradicting decades of general scientific understanding? Because in the Tribulation, massive geophysical changes will occur in moments, and the world will indeed split apart quickly. “The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is thoroughly shaken.” (Isaiah 24:19). “The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.” (Rev 6:19). Jesus controls all judgments and He will judge the earth, and He won’t take millions of years to do it.

At the Horn of Africa last month, an earthquake swarm at Yemen caused alarm. The swarm was situated at the opening to the Red Sea at the Gulf of Aden, and seemed to be an unusual place for seismic activity. According to the history of the area, at USGS, the Yemen-Gulf of Aden-Djibouti area IS seismic, but in a minor way. Between 1950 through yesterday this area had 56 earthquakes ranging between mag 4.0-5.9. There were no quakes greater than mag 5.9 during that date range. Now there have been 31 (as of 1:00pm), which is 2/3 as many as in the last sixty years. This is statistically significant, as well as prophetically interesting. (Mark 13:8)

And in a third piece of interesting news from that area, not only have there been unusual geophysical changes occurring in rifts suddenly opening, and unusual earthquake activity that has never been replicated historically, but today at the other end of the rift, a 5.1 mag earthquake occurred in Ethiopia.

I urge you to read the previous entry about the ongoing, different seismic activity in that area. Today, there have been a series of moderate earthquakes again in that region, the Eritrea/Ethiopia border. These quakes are near the Nabro Volcano. Nabro never has been recorded to have erupted. It is a very large volcano. This swarm is encircling the mountain and to me appears to be volcanic in nature, but I’m no seismologist! All I know is this activity is unusual.

Location of the quake swarm at Ethiopia/Eritrea. Source US Geological Survey, as of 7pm Sunday June 12.

4.5 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
5.7 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
5.7 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
4.8 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
4.7 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
5.0 ETHIOPIA
4.5 ETHIOPIA
4.7 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
4.8 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
4.3 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
4.8 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
4.7 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
4.5 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION
5.1 ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION

BNO News reported on it just now, “…a total of 14 light to moderate earthquakes in the border area on Sunday evening, with the strongest being two 5.7-magnitude earthquakes which were both centered in Eritrea.”

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