The Italian Earthquakes of August & October 2016. Is worse to come?

There has been a spike of Earthquake activity seen in recent years covered in a previous article "Are strong Earthquakes on the rise in 2016" and "Increased Earthquake Activity Fact or Fiction". Italy has been hit in the last few months by some serious earthquakes with August 2016 and more recently 30 October 2016 making the headlines. Nearly 250 earthquakes strong enough to cause structural damage have hit Italy in recent months. The massive earthquake on August 24 killed nearly 300 as of 29 Sept 2016. The central Apennines is a region renowned as one of the most seismically active areas in Italy, but it is the sheer volume of earthquake activity that is causing concern with many seismologists saying that these are a possible indication of something bigger to come. The last time Italy was so damaged by a series of earthquakes was in 1980, when a magnitude-6.9 quake and its aftershocks left 3,000 dead.

This article has come about as a cause of concern, based on just a bad feeling that worse is to come. Hopefully I am wrong on this but if seismologists are saying the same this has Biblical Prophecy implications, hence a closer look.

The Italy and New Zealand Earthquakes and Bible Prophecy?

Historical Facts of Earthquakes in Italy

1. The deadliest quake in the modern era struck the city of Reggio Calabria — the toe of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula — and across the narrow straights of Messina to northern Sicily in 1908, killing more than 100,000.
2. The strongest quake to strike Italy in the past 1,000 years was a magnitude-7.4 tremor that pounded eastern Sicily in 1693.
3. Ancient Rome was periodically devastated by earthquakes. Historical records include relatively detailed information for major earthquakes as far back as the year 1117, when a magnitude-6.5 quake left 30,000 dead near the northern Italian city of Verona.

Information courtesy Wikipedia

The August 2016 Earthquake
An earthquake, measuring 6.2 on the moment magnitude scale, hit Central Italy on 24 August 2016. Its epi-centre was close to Accumoli and severe damage was recorded in the towns of Amatrice, near the epi-centre, and in Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto. As of 26 August 2016 merely days of the Earthquake 250 deaths were recorded according to The Telegraph

Stunning Before And After Images Of Italian Earthquake August 2016

The October 2016 Earthquakes

A series of major earthquakes struck Central Italy between the Marche and Umbria regions in October 2016. The third quake on October 30 was the largest in Italy in 36 years, since the 1980 Irpinia earthquake. The quakes occurred in a seismic gap which is located between the areas hit by the 2016 August earthquake and the one in Umbria and Marche of 1997. In that gap no strong earthquake happened for more than 100 years until 2016. Again this raises concerns that something bigger could be developing.

This particular quake that killed nearly 300 people in and around the town of Amatrice

'I saw hell': 6.6 earthquake devastates historic churches & buildings in Italy (drone footage)

What could be on the way?

Seismic activity that shows swarming activity is normally an indication of other activity leading to something much bigger in the future. According to the geophysics and volcanology institute’s Gianluca Valensise said "one earthquake can weaken a nearby fault, making it rupture and causing a new earthquake. The resulting domino effect can last months or longer, particularly in an area like Italy’s Apennine Mountains, dense with fault lines and running down most of the Italian peninsula."

Since August, more than 150,000 Italians have been forced from their homes by earthquakes and aftershocks. And countless historical and cultural riches have been destroyed or severely damaged.

The Conspiracy Theory?
Are all the recent Earthquakes actually created by Freemasons and the Illuminati?? As far fetched as it sounds, check this video out employing Conspiracy Theory and throwing in some Numerology and Biblical perspective. I have to admit I got completely lost after 5 minutes but it´s an interesting perspective. Is he right?

The Biblical Perspective

We are most certainly in the times mentioned in Matthew 24:7

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

There has been a spike in recent years in Earthquake activity spread on a global basis and not concentrate locally. It is interesting that these Earthquakes are recently focused in Italy and the tremors were actually felt in Rome, but Rome at this time was not in the Epi Centre. From a Prophetic angle for some reason Mystery Babylon seems to surface. The top 3 favourites for Mystery Babylon as mentioned in a previous article "Where is Mystery Babylon mentioned in Revelation" are US/New York, Italy/Rome/The Vatican and Saudi Arabia and Mecca. Jerusalem is also another candidate that was not covered in that article Is Rome destined for a massive prophetic earthquake? If Rome is in fact Mystery Babylon, Revelation makes it quite clear how Mystery Babylon is destroyed:

Revelation 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Whether the fire is caused by an earthquake is not mentioned. There is also a Great Earthquake mentioned as part of the Sixth Seal of Revelation in Revelation 6:12. My views on where we are on the Seals of Revelation were discussed in a recent Video "Where are we on the Book of Revelation Timeline".

If there is a massive Earthquake building in Italy, this could be the Sixth Seal of Revelation 6:12, maybe not. In Prophecy terms it is nowhere near as solid as the recent Sign of the Woman Prophecy that takes place on 23 September 2017 and closely correlates to Revelation 12:1-2. There would need to be seen a solar eclipse and a blood red moon as mentioned in Rev 6:12 "the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood". That would be the solid confirmation. without a shadow of a doubt.

However massive earthquakes are mentioned throughout the Bible and will feature during the Tribulation Period so will probably feature Italy and other areas around the globe especially along the Ring of Fire. Still these recent Italian Earthquakes do have a Biblical and Prophetic ring to them, and these recent earthquakes are just another part of the Prophecy puzzle. Either way Seismologists are watching closely for any future developments for sure. This website will be doing likewise especially around the Italian region.

Bible Quotes:

Ezekiel 38:18-20
18. And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20. So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Revelation 6:12
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

Revelation 8:5
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Revelation 16:17-19
17. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
18. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

Revelation 11:13
And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

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