Mathew 24:7-9: 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

One of the prophecies from the "The Olivet Discourse" is an increase in the number and intensity of earthquakes (birth pangs). You can read that in your daily news quite frequently and the anticipation is that in the near future earthquakes and other natural disasters wil be an all-absorbing topic in the news, exactly as predicted in the New Testament. Note that Scriptures state that this will only be the 'beginning of the birth pangs'. Another plain indication that the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is at hand.

Most recent quakes on top of page. As of Januari 01

120101: Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japan ( Source: CNN )

Please note that the above list is not complete as far as other earthquakes are concerned which are just as strong, but never catch the news because they occur in remote areas or don't cause casualties. Listed above are only the earthquakes that catch the international news.

For an up-to-date overview of earthquakes follow this link to the 'National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC)' of the 'U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)'.