|Panel: Israel not ready for killer earthquake|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Monday, 13 November 2006 17:00|
|A panel of geologists have warned that Israel is not prepared for a major earthquake in the Middle East, in a meeting in Ashdod today. The experts said that Israeli authorities were not equipped to deal with the aftermath of such an event, which could leave up to 16,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. In September, an earthquake measuring around 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit a fault line in the Jordan valley, that also runs through the Mount of Olives. Also in October of last year, another earthquake was felt on the eve of the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShana. On the day previous to this, Israelis also witnessed a total lunar eclipse. |
Quote: "National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said the necessary measures are low on the budgetary agenda, and thus cost prohibitive at the present time. "Estimations show that thousands could be affected in the event of an earthquake, but until a disaster does occur, it is unlikely measures will be considered in budget decisions," Ben-Eliezer said. Three earthquakes in the 4 to 4.5 range of the Richter scale in August and September caused no injury and only slight damages. Israel is positioned along a major fault line running through the Dead Sea Basin, and while the country has not faced a high-magnitude earthquake since the early 20th century, authorities have warned that the "big one," is due.
The Bible mentions several earthquakes that are to strike Israel and the world during the tribulation period. In the middle of the tribulation period after the resurrection of the two witnesses, an earthquake will strike Jerusalem resulting in the destruction of a tenth part of the city and leaving 7,000 dead... So it seems the geologists estimates aren't too far wrong, a big one is due and it will leave thousands dead.
One earthquake will strike Babylon near the end of the seven year period, splitting the city in three parts. The earthquake will be so great that it will shake the whole earth, as was witnessed during the Asian earthquake in December 2004, and all the cities of the nations will fall...
And finally, another earthquake will hit the Jordan valley at the return of Yeshua HaMashiach to the Mount of Olives, splitting the mountain in two, providing an escape route to the Israelis from the onslaught of the Antichrist...
Praise God that those who have trusted in Christ for salvation will have the joy of being with Him on that day, when Christ's enemies are finally put under His feet (Psalm 110:1). Today I am writing about these things, but someday I will be witnessing this for myself.
Source Jerusalem Post