The Earth In Distress

Earthquake Kills Thousands in Pakistan

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake flattened villages in South Asia on Saturday, killing thousands in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. Pakistan's army said whole villages were buried in quake-induced landslides. Shaukat Sultan, spokesman for the Pakistani army said "The damage and casualties could be massive and it is a national tragedy." Damage was also extensive in Kashmir, the territory divided between India and Pakistan.

Horror In Guatemala
Village of 800 buried in river of mud

A thundering river of mud, rock and uprooted trees poured down a volcano over the town of Panajab, western Guatemala, engulfing everything in its path. The landslide was believed to be the worst single disaster in several days of flooding that have killed hundreds in Central America and southern Mexico.

All residents are feared dead, but authorities still cannot access the town because of the bad weather. After the aerial tour of the devastated area, one official said he had never seen anything like it.

Guatemala bore the brunt of heavy rains exacerbated by Hurricane Stan, which made landfall Tuesday in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, Mexico. Oscar Sanchez, a spokesman for volunteer firefighters, said hundreds have died in the communities around Lake Atitlan, and hundreds more may still be buried under the mud.

Quake Rocks El Salvador, Guatemala

A strong earthquake rocked El Salvador and Guatemala on Friday. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.5. Salvadoran government officials warned people to evacuate areas made vulnerable by five days of heavy rains blamed for 67 deaths. The quake also was felt in neighboring Guatemala, where 150 people have died from flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains.

Consider this:
Jan 2001 -earthquake in India kills more than 14,000
Sept 11, 2001 -Muslim attack on America kills almost 3,000
May 2003 -earthquake in Algeria kills more than 2,000
Oct 2003 -fires in California destroy more than 2,400 homes
Oct 2004 -earthquake in Japan injures over 2,700 with 40 dead.
2003-2004 -war in Sudan leaves more than 70,000 dead
Dec 2004 -tsunami kills app 275,000
March 2005 -earthquake in Sumatra kills 1,313
Aug 2005 -Hurricane Katrina kills over 1,200
Then Rita, then Stan wreaked havoc killing many more
Oct 2005 -earthquake kills 35 thousand in Pakistan
Oct 2005 -earthquakes and floods kill 1,400 (so far) in Guatamala

Is this getting our attention yet?

"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences (diseases), and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows ...vs21: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be."
-Matthew 24

"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
The sun and moon will grow dark,
and the stars will diminish their brightness.
The Lord also will roar from Zion,
and utter His voice from Jerusalem;
the heavens and earth will shake;
but the Lord will be a shelter for His people,
and the strength of the children of Israel."
-Joel 3:14-16

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