The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that surprised the U.S. East Coast with the biggest shake since 1988 may be followed by aftershocks for weeks, scientists said.
A 4.2-magnitude followup struck about six hours after the main temblor yesterday. While serious damage from the aftershocks is unlikely, â€śyou could get a pretty good jolt,â€ť Jack Boatwright, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist in Menlo Park, California, said in a telephone interview.
The earthquake was the biggest in the East since a 5.9- magnitude tremor in Saguenay, Quebec, 22 years ago. It struck about 90 miles (144 kilometers) southwest of Washington. It prompted evacuation of landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial and halted traffic in New Yorkâ€™s Holland Tunnel....
I read the following on Yahoo News related to the east coast earth quake in VA, in an article about the weakened Irene and this caught my attention:
"I was telling people, 'All I can say is we all better go to church on Sunday,'" Mayor Pam Harlowe said. "But unfortunately a bunch of them are closed."
I for one am humbled by God's mercy, not giving us what we deserve, He is aware that we in NY are not much different then Jonah's Ninevites. But we can still give thanks right where we are all settled in; "to render thanks unto the Lord it is a comely thing and to thy Name of thou most High due praise aloud to sing, thy loving kindness to show forth when shines the morning light and to declare thy faithulness with pleasure every night"
Who said anything about the end of the world? I must have missed that. Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
I read a sermon on Wednesday evening by John Welwood on this text. He anticipated God's righteous judgment on covenant breakers in this life as did the Apostle Paul; but it is also true "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." I think it good to be ever ready. Rev.14:9-12 " And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." This speaks of eternal readiness to my generation, and the next.
A while back some guy predicted the end of the world, and everyone laughed at him. This week's earthquake, after shock, and Hurricane Irene going to the same place may make those people wonder about their personal "end of the world."