There is a far greater earthquake coming that will devastate the entire world as northern Japan is now devastated. “There was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great” (Revelation 16:18).
Earth’s great cities will fall in this global devastation, not just cities of any one nation: “…and the cities of the nations fell” (Revelation 16:19).
Earthquakes in many places will precede the greatest earthquake: “there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows” (Mark 13:8). Author Joel Richardson* notes that:
“In 2008, there were 12 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 37 days. “In 2009, there were 16 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 22 days. “In 2010, there were 24 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 15 days.”
The last earthquake will be part of God’s judgment on a wicked, godless world. Presently God is shaking earth in one last desperate effort to wake men up to repent.
*(Joel Richardson, quoted above, is the author of "Islamic Antichrist," and is the co-author of "God's War on Terror." His blog is www.Joelstrumpet.com.)