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Strong Earthquake Hits South Pacific on "Ring of Fire"

December 5, 2018

 

 

Strong Earthquake Hits South Pacific on "Ring of Fire" (1)

 

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1.A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage.

 

2. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit in the afternoon near New Caledonia at a shallow depth, where earthquakes are generally more damaging. It was felt as far away as Vanuatu.

 

3.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of between 3 and 10 feet were possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu before later lifting the warning.

 

4. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck about 104 miles east of Tadine in New Caledonia at a shallow depth of  6 miles. At least five aftershocks also hit, ranging in magnitude from 5.6 to 6.6. The 6.6 was also six miles down.

 

5. The populations of Vanuatu and New Caledonia are similar, with just over 280,000 people living in each archipelago.

 

 

Earthquake: 3.1 Quake Strikes Near Rovana (2)

 

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1. A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning near Rovana, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:01 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was about 72 miles from Clovis.

 

 

Magnitude 7.5 Quake Near New Caledonia Prompts Tsunami Warning for Pacific Islands (3)

 

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1. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands.

 

2.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of between 3 and 10 feet were possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu, while waves of up to 3 feet were possible in Fiji.

 

3. "We get a lot of earthquakes every year," he said. "The tsunami warning was what was different this time, though."

 

 

 

Prophetic Application:

 

It is on the law of God that the last great struggle of the controversy between Christ and His angels and Satan and his angels will come, and it will be decisive for all the world.... Men in responsible positions will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but from the sacred desk will urge upon the people the observance of the first day of the week, pleading tradition and custom in behalf of this man-made institution. They will point to calamities on land and sea—to the storms of wind, the floods, the earthquakes, the destruction by fire—as judgments indicating God’s displeasure because Sunday is not sacredly observed. These calamities will increase more and more, one disaster will follow close upon the heels of another; and those who make void the law of God will point to the few who are keeping the Sabbath of the fourth commandment as the ones who are bringing wrath upon the world. This falsehood is Satan’s device that he may ensnare the unwary.—The Southern Watchman, June 28, 1904. { ChS 155.2}

 

 

(1) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/strong-earthquake-south-pacific-ring-of-fire-tsunami-warnings-new-caledonia-today-2018-12-05/

 

(2) https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-31-quake-strikes-near-rovana-calif-mhyn-story.html

 

(3) https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-new-caledonia-earthquake-20181204-story.html

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