Powerful 7.8 quake hits Ecuador

7.8 magnitude quake 170 miles WNW of Quito Ecuador.Screaming shoppers run for their lives as powerful 7.8 earthquake strikes Ecuador... Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas said in a televised address that the dead were located in the cities of Manta, Guayaquil and Portoviejo. He said the earthquake was the strongest to hit Ecuador in decades. …

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Powerful series of quakes in Japan cause landslide, kills 11

Earthquakes: a token sign of God's displeasure over sin. See below, John Newton's Messiah.Update at bottom: "Swaying every hour"A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan today, causing a landslide and 11 deaths. The large temblor was followed by a series of 5.7 and 5.4 magnitude quakes and other aftershocks as well.It has been a …

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Strong, deep-focus earthquake hits off Japan coast

Strong earthquake hits off Japan coastA powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan has shaken buildings in Tokyo. The US Geological Survey said the 7.8-magnitude earthquake was centred 874km (543 miles) from the Japanese capital, at a depth of almost 700km. It struck at 18:30 local time (11:30 GMT). Buildings in the capital swayed for almost …

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Nepal’s large quake: a tragedy and an opportunity

The large earthquake in Nepal is saddening to the extreme. As of 1:00 today there have been over 27 aftershocks. It is shocking and upsetting to see a headline like "Everest shaken." Our earth's tallest mountain, solid, strong, stalwart against all storms, it is shaken like a toy in a moment of time. Yet we …

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Netanyahu appears to have won a victory in the Israel Election, Baptist college elects openly gay president, SBC-affiliated churches with women clergy

Some news roundups:A major election was held in Israel today. Unlike in the US where we vote for a person from a party, in Israel, they vote for a party and then select the front person of that party to be Prime Minister. In the election today, current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party stunningly …

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