The Israeli government has an inter-ministerial steering committee for earthquake preparation that says Israel is not prepared for an earthquake, a strong earthquake as strong as the one which occurred in Haiti and maybe even stronger than that one.
Avi Shapira, who is chairman of the earthquake steering committee, says that many people will be killed, not by the earthquake, but the killing will occur with the collapse of buildings in Israel and this man-made disaster, ill prepared buildings, are death traps today.
Shapira said that one cannot predict the earthquake or the dates that they will occur but we must be realistic and make preparations because for sure, Israel will have a major earthquake in the future.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
There is a major earthquake predicted to hit Israel possibly in the near future, that is according to the scientists, but also confirmed by Bible prophecy.
For a number of years, seismologists have said that a major earthquake of the magnitude of 7.0 on the ritcher scale or better could happen very soon according to all historic records on the subject. Political leaders in Israel fear a large number of deaths will take place when the earthquake happens because the building structures in Israel have not been built in preparation for such a large earthquake.
Recently, the state of Israel sent a large medical team into Haiti and a rescue team to help the people of Haiti who survived the large quake. Israeli officials say that this help to the Haitians may have helped Israel to prepare for its next earthquake.
Earthquakes are a major part of the end time scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy. Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse on prophecy, said that in the last days there will be many earthquakes in different locations across the world, Matthew 24:7. In Revelation 6:12, John the Apostle wrote of earthquakes in the future period of judgment on the earth. Revelation 16:18 speaks of the greatest earthquake to ever hit the earth, one that will destroy the headquarters of the Antichrist, the false messiah, and it will happen in Babylon, modern-day Iraq.
Each earthquake happening across our world is evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.