March 21, 2011

An Israeli scientist has developed a tool to help determine damage potential from earthquakes in the future

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Professor Shmuel Marco of Tel Aviv University in Israel has created a new tool to help understand the patterns of ancient earthquakes, a tool called the fossil seismograph, that will help engineers understand what is at risk when they plan new hydroelectric power plants. This seismograph will provide an essential bit of information and wisdom given the tragic events in Japan because of a 9.0 earthquake and the 30 foot high tsunami that caused so much damage to Japan's atomic energy plants.

The fossil seismograph will be relevant to areas where earthquakes affect bodies of water like the west coast of the United States and the northeastern coast of Japan with its most recent devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

With the development of the new fossil seismograph, scientists can determine potential damage from future earthquakes in our world which Bible prophecy has already determined will be devastating to the extent that man will call for God to deliver them from His wrath.

The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan not only was the cause of massive death and destruction, it damaged the atomic energy plants in Japan which resulted in another national emergency but potentially a global problem as well. This natural disaster has been a reminder to us today that we really don't know enough to even predict earthquake activity in order for peoples and nations to prepare for the massive destruction that may result from such an event. The development of the fossil seismograph will assist in planning for future building near these areas prone to earthquakes.

However, Bible prophecy says that future earthquakes will be so bad that men will hide in fear and even call for the mountains and rocks to fall upon them to hide them from the wrath of God (Revelation 6:12-16). This passage speaks of the great earthquake at the beginning of the seven year Tribulation period with additional prophecies about earthquakes in Revelation 8:5 and 11:13-19. We realize that earthquakes continue throughout the seven years of judgment and culminate with the greatest earthquake to ever hit the earth. It will destroy the modern day nation of Iraq which is Biblical Babylon, the headquarters for the worldwide economic, political and governmental activities of the Antichrist (Revelation 16:17-21).

Each and every earthquake to happen in our world today is indeed a reminder that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.