by Moody Adams A dozen killer earthquakes and thousands of smaller ones rattle the Earth daily — but only a few cause utter devastation.
However, "Relative to the 20-year period from the mid-1970s to the mid 1990s, the Earth has been more active over the past 15 or so years," said Stephen S. Gao, a geophysicist at Missouri University of Science and Technology in “2010 LiveScience.com.” "We still do not know the reason for this yet."
We may not understand the reason for this increase, but we do know the significance of it. When the disciples asked Jesus what signs would precede His return to earth, He answered, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn , and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matthew 24:7, 30,31).
God could be giving our earth a final shaking, to wake us up before He returns.