Friday, May 16, 2014

EMP Could Kill 9 of 10 Americans

This is a pretty interesting headline to see on INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY.

EMP Attack On Power Grid Could Kill 9-In-10

Vulnerability: Expert testimony before Congress on Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse attack on our power grid and electronic infrastructure could leave most Americans dead and the U.S. in another century.

That dire warning came from Peter Vincent Pry, a member of the Congressional EMP Commission and executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

He testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event could wipe out 90% of America's population.

Most people's eyes might glaze over upon mention of the committee name, the title of the hearing — "Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Threat to Critical Infrastructure" — and the general subject of EMP. But it is a real threat and not the stuff of science fiction.

Some attention has been paid to the potential cataclysmic effects of a natural phenomenon such as a massive solar storm, an event that has occurred in America's horse-and-buggy era when it did not matter.

Today an electromagnetic pulse event would be devastating. It wouldn't need a solar storm, just a solitary nuke detonated in the atmosphere above the American heartland. We would envy the horse-and-buggy era.

"Natural EMP from a geomagnetic superstorm, like the 1859 Carrington Event or 1921 Railroad Storm, and nuclear EMP attack from terrorists or rogue states, as practiced by North Korea during the nuclear crisis of 2013, are both existential threats that could kill 9-of-10 Americans through starvation, disease and societal collapse," the Washington Free Beacon quoted Pry as saying.

As we reported early last year, Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst, believes that North Korea's recent seemingly low-yield nuclear tests and launch of a low-orbit satellite may in fact be preparations for a future electromagnetic pulse attack.

A copy of a report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for the Defense Department, obtained by Pry from sources within DHS, finds North Korea could use its Unha-3 space launch vehicle to deliver a nuclear warhead as a satellite over the South Pole to attack America from the south.

As the Heritage Foundation has reported, an EMP attack with a warhead detonated 25 to 300 miles above the U.S. mainland "would fundamentally change the world:"

"Airplanes would fall from the sky; most cars would be inoperable; electrical devices would fail. Water, sewer and electrical networks would fail simultaneously. Systems of banking, energy, transportation, food production and delivery, water, emergency services and even cyberspace would collapse."


Airplanes would fall from the sky?  Cars wouldn't start?  Water, sewer, banking, energy, transportation, food production?  Every thing just stops??  Even cyberspace would collapse??

Wow!  That sounds like the Great Tribulation!

"But Dennis!  Come on now...that could never happen here!....This is America!"


The article says if this were to happen that we would 'envy the horse and buggy days.'

Hey...just a thought here...what if God allowed an EMP to happen in America so that all of our stuff, money and material possessions were taken away in the blink of an eye...and we were to quickly realize how worthless the god of Mammon (materialism) actually is?

"The people of Judah were taken captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness."  1 Chronicles 9:1

Could one day we find that God allowed America to be destroyed because of OUR unfaithfulness??  After all...God is never changing...

"But Dennis!  Come on now....God isn't mean like that! My god would never allow such a thing!  He would never put us through hardship, suffering and despair...because he loves us all...just as we are!!"

Or so says the believers of the false gospel that is so popular in our churches today.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

There Will Be Famine

One of the signs that Jesus told us to watch for was famine.  Of course that can be caused by numerous reasons such as war, bugs and disease...but drought would probably be the #1 cause.

Partially Parched: Half of US Is In Drought

Half of the United States is experiencing drought, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. National Drought Monitor.

The drought is deepest in California and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, according to the latest drought map, released May 8. Most of California is in extreme or exceptional drought, and triple-digit heat was returning to Texas and Oklahoma, according to Mark Svoboda of the National Drought Mitigation Center, who penned a report on recent drought conditions.

"This is not the recipe for recovery as the calendar pushes toward summer," Svoboda wrote of the heat in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. "What winter wheat wasn't damaged or killed off by recent hard freezes was left to bear the brunt of the heat and dryness this week, with little in the way of relief on the horizon."

The U.S. drought is concentrated in the Plains states and in the West, though Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Appalachians stretching from West Virginia into eastern Tennessee are all experiencing abnormal dryness.

California has been in a state of drought for three years, and officials declared a state of emergency over the extreme lack of water in January. The final snow survey of the year, released May 1, revealed that the state's snowpack is at only 18 percent of average for that date. The northern Sierra Nevadas were particularly hard hit, with only 7 percent of water content in the snowpack compared with the average.

Even worse, a survey from April 1, when snowpack moisture is at its peak, found only 32 percent of the water content compared with historical averages, according to California's Department of Water Resources. As of April 25, the entire state of California was in some level of drought for the first time in the Drought Monitor's 15-year history.

Meanwhile, the state's reservoirs are only at about half capacity, the Department of Water Resources warned, and the rainy season is largely over.


Of course, in the Old Testament, God was use drought as a wake up call for His people that they needed to turn and repent...and until then, He wouldn't send the rain.

So we have no idea if that's what's going on....but we do know that we get MOST of our food from California...and we do know that they are in an unprecedented drought...and we do know that drought leads to famine...and we do know that Jesus said that will be ONE of the signs that The Tribulation is close.

Guess you will have to decide if this qualifies as something to "Watch!"

5 Places NOT to Be When Dollar Collapses

I ran across this video that tells of the U.S. Dollar's soon collapse.  It was posted on YouTube just over 2 years ago and is pretty interesting for a few reasons.

First off, you can clearly see the chart of how U.S. debt has taken on a "hockey stick graph" over these last few years.  Quite honestly, it would appear that we have passed the point of no return when it comes to our debt.  We will have no choice to print MORE MONEY to pay the interest on the debt we owe.  Forget about any plans whatsoever to pay off the debt...that ain't gonna happen!

The video then goes on to talk about the PETRODOLLAR that we just blogged on yesterday and confirms some of what we said.

He then gets into listing the top 5 places YOU DON'T WANT TO BE when the U.S. Dollar collapses...and WHERE do you think the #1 place is?

Yep!!!  ISRAEL!!

He claims that when the US can't afford to protect Israel that all of it's angry Muslim neighbors will swoop down destroy here.

Hmmm.....I don't think it's going to happen like that.

#2 is Southern California.  The place is already bonkers and today is burning out of control.  When the food stamps fail to show up around Los Angeles....the place will come apart in mayhem.

So go ahead and give it a watch.  It's pretty interesting.


"I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them," says the Lord your God.  Amos 9:15

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

End of the Petrodollar?

Many of you know that the U.S. dollar currently has a lot of demand for it.

Most of you know that the value of something is based on the laws of supply and demand.

Only some of you probably know that for ANY country buying or selling needs to be done using U.S. dollars.  That was an agreement our leaders made with Saudi Arabia 50-60 years ago....we will defend their kingdom and they sell us oil and accept our US dollars as payment.

So clearly, we have a certain amount of DEMAND that is built into our dollar...because most of the world is involved in buying and selling oil and they need U.S. dollars to do it.


So what happens if a bunch of countries decide to throw aside this practice...and come up with a new currency with which to trade oil?

Ummmm....guessing the value of it will go the demand for it goes down.

Now throw in the fact that the Federal Reserve has PRINTED about $85 billion per month for the last 6 years and increased the supply of U.S. dollars by a huge amount...and one might soon say, "Houston...we have a problem."

Is the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered?  When U.S. politicians started slapping economic sanctions on Russia, they probably never even imagined that there might be serious consequences for the United States.  But now the Russian media is reporting that the Russian Ministry of Finance is getting ready to pull the trigger on a "de-dollarization" plan.  For decades, virtually all oil and natural gas around the world has been bought and sold for U.S. dollars.  As I will explain below, this has been a massive advantage for the U.S. economy.  In recent years, there have been rumblings by nations such as Russia and China about the need to change to a new system, but nobody has really had a big reason to upset the status quo.  However, that has now changed.  The struggle over Ukraine has caused Russia to completely reevaluate the financial relationship that it has with the United States.  If it starts trading a lot of oil and natural gas for currencies other than the U.S. dollar, that will be a massive blow for the petrodollar, and it could end up dramatically changing the global economic landscape.

The fact that the Russian government has held a meeting to discuss "getting rid of the US dollar in Russian export operations" should be front page news on every mainstream news website in the United States.  That is how big this is.  But instead, we have heard nothing from the big mainstream news networks about this so far.  Instead, we have only heard about this from Russian news sources such as the Voice of Russia...

So will Russia go through with this?

After all, this wouldn't just be a slap in the face.  This would essentially be like slamming an economic fist into our nose.

You see, Russia is not just a small player when it comes to trading oil and natural gas.  The truth is that Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas and the second largest exporter of oil in the world.

If Russia starts asking for payment in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, that will essentially end the monopoly of the petrodollar.

In order to do this, Russia will need trading partners willing to go along.  In the article quoted above, the Voice of Russia listed Iran and China as two nations that would potentially be willing to make the switch...

So why is the petrodollar so important?

Well, it creates a tremendous amount of demand for the U.S. dollar all over the globe.  Since everyone has needed it to trade with one another, that has created an endless global appetite for the currency.  That has kept the value of the dollar artificially high, and it has enabled us to import trillions of dollars of super cheap products from other countries.  If other nations stopped using the dollar to trade with one another, the value of the dollar would plummet dramatically and we would have to pay much, much more for the trinkets that we buy at the dollar store and Wal-Mart.

In addition, since the U.S. dollar is essentially the de facto global currency, this has also increased demand for our debt.  Major exporting nations such as China and Saudi Arabia end up with giant piles of our dollars.  Instead of just letting them sit there and do nothing, those nations often reinvest their dollars into securities that can rapidly be changed back into dollars if needed.  One of the most popular ways to do this has been to invest those dollars in U.S. Treasuries.  This has driven down interest rates on U.S. debt over the years and has enabled the U.S. government to borrow trillions upon trillions of dollars for next to nothing.

But if the rest of the world starts moving away from the U.S. dollar, all of this could change.

In order for our current standard of living to continue, it is absolutely imperative that everyone else around the globe continues to use our currency.


What???  You mean this move by other countries could affect our standard of living??  Wait a second...this is America!!  Nothing like that could EVER happen to us!!  Haven't you read the papers??...the stock market just closed at an all time high!  The economy has come roaring back!! Huge houses are being built again!  People are borrowing money again!!  In fact, just today the Wall Street Journal had an article on the front page that says banks are going to start to ease lending requirements so more people can BORROW MONEY and spur on the home building!!

It's funny.  I've been in the financial business since 1987.  In fact I got my securities license in October...right before the crash of October 1987.  People can NEVER seem to see bubbles.  When things are going up...folks believe they will always go up.  Since we have owned the petrodollar advantage for the last decades...folks believe we will ALWAYS have it.

It's only after the crash that people stand around and say, "How could we have not seen that coming?"

Of course this WILL happen again...maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe next month, or maybe next year.  But when you throw in the spiritual debauchery which has taken over this country and then throw in the collapse of our money-god...I believe this will be an event of MAJOR PROPORTIONS.

We need to cling VERY tightly to the Word of God and to Jesus our savior...because DECEPTION is everywhere.

Pope Said He Will Baptize Aliens

If some travelers show up in a space ship and land on planet earth...the Pope said he will baptize them!  (yes, I know he said this tongue in cheek...but so did Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton when they mentioned "aliens")


Pope Francis has stated that he would welcome alien life forms into the open arms of the Catholic Church, should they be willing to convert. He put forward his official stance on Martians - among other intergalactic travelers - at a homily on Monday.

Francis proclaimed that the Catholic Church was one of “open doors” and it was the independent choice of each Christian to accept the Holy Spirit into their lives.

“If tomorrow an expedition of aliens from Mars arrives…and one of the green ones with long nose and big ears, like those which children draw, comes and says, ‘I want a Baptism!’ What would happen?” Francis asked rhetorically.

The Pontiff then pointed out that St. Peter himself had assuaged doubts of his critics by stating that: “If then God gave them the same gift he gave to us for believing in the Lord Jesus, who was I to hinder God?”

According to the Bible, Peter had been criticized by Christians in Jerusalem for contacting ‘unclean’ Pagans. Francis used the passage to illustrate that at the time, it had also been considered ‘unthinkable.’

“When the Lord shows us the way, who are we to say, ‘No, Lord, it is not prudent! No, let's do it this way.’ Who are we to close doors?” Francis added.

He made the comments at a Monday morning mass at the Casa Santa Maria residence at the Vatican, according to Vatican Radio.

While the statements may seem a little far-fetched, it is not the only time the Vatican has discussed the baptism of alien life forms.

At the British Science Festival in 2010, one astronomer for former Pope Benedict XVI, Guy Consolmagno, stated that he would be prepared to baptize an alien if it asked. “Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul,” Consolmagno stated.


Really??  "Any entity has a soul?"  How would you know that Mr Consolmagno?  Do demons have souls?  Did the Nephilim of Genesis 6 have souls?  Do the fallen angels that rebelled with Lucifer have souls?  Did Jesus attempt to baptize the demons when he cast them out?  Those demons even knew his name and asked Jesus if he was there to torment them before the appointed time??

Why would aliens from another planet come looking for a human being named Jesus who was made the perfect sacrifice to ATONE for all the sin that came into the world THROUGH man??

If there were aliens from light years away...why would they need to be baptized into the blood of Jesus if they aren't human and have nothing to do with the story of sin entering through one man, Adam, and sin being cleansed through one man, Jesus?

Nope....we think this has more to do with the world being prepared to accept "aliens"....which are really just demons in disguise.  And if we are still here when it happens, we are quite confident that they will bring a NEW that speaks lies about Jesus, or at least "corrects" what the Bible says about who He is.

Why do I think that??  Because you can visit many websites dedicated to giving us "alien" messages already...and when the story comes up of Jews, Temples, redemption and Jesus...they are already telling lies on their websites.

If this happens it will certainly fit into lots of unfulfilled prophecies.

"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons."  1 Timothy 4:1

Think this is far fetched???  Check out what one "alien" site is saying;

Dear friend, Shalom

It's my duty as well as a great pleasure to bring into this document all the necessary elements to allow you to recognize Rael, the Mashiach. The Jewish people has suffered so much, it is now a great joy to know that he is finally among us.

Rael, the Mashiach, has given me the task of informing you of his presence, and of the particular request made by the Elohim and addressed to us, their direct descendants, the Jewish people. They want the Third Temple, their embassy on Earth, to be built near Jerusalem. Will you seize this opportunity to meet the Mashiach and do you want to help him to achieve the mission entrusted to him by our Creators? It's also my duty to warn you that if the State of Israel does not grant us land near Jerusalem for the construction of the embassy, Israel will be destroyed and it will be another Diaspora for us. This is by no means a threat but a reminder of the message addressed to us, the Jewish people by YHWH Elohim.

May the wisdom of the Elohim guide you and may you see the light of their last messenger, Rael the Mashiach. Shalom!

Leon Mellul, Raelian Guide

Director for Semitic Affairs Worldwide

Here is that site;

Remember, Jesus said there will be many FALSE MESSIAHS in the last days...some of them are certainly human...but maybe some of them are going to be out of this world?  Is Rael, the Mashiach, one day going to throw his hat in that ring??

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Haunting Comparisons

Many of you have heard me recommend Pastor Erwin Lutzer's book, WHEN A NATION FORGETS GOD.  In the book, Lutzer shows us how a once-Christian nation of Germany could have ended up committing one of the most atrocious acts in modern times.  He then goes on to question whether America is starting to repeat the same steps as Germany did in the 1930's...which led them to Hitler and the Holocaust.

Today, we find prophecy watcher, Jan Markell, making some of those same comparisons.

What happens when people are seduced by government through handouts, government checks, government promises, and more?  In Nazi Germany, Germans in the early 1930s were promised a return to the "glory days" after the devastation of WWI. Government then started to paint a picture of the good life returning, but only if government could become their god.

The Germans thought that was a great idea. They hung onto every promise of "hope and change." They simply had no idea that Hitler's "hope and change" would cause the swastika to be burned across the very fabric of Europe. Once it began to be burned, they looked the other way as the "good life" was going to return for them -- or so they thought. Hope and change agents always promise utopia.

There are haunting comparisons in America to Nazi Germany. Nobody describes them better than Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman. I collaborated with her on a new DVD recently titled "When Government Becomes God: What History Teaches Us." This is really a companion DVD to her documentary on her life, "Trapped in Hitler's Hell: A Young Jewish Girl Discovers the Messiah's Faithfulness in the Midst of the Holocaust."

But before you check out of this topic sensing this is just horrible news -- government becoming god anywhere -- keep in mind that this is  but a set-up for the Antichrist. What is happening in America and around the world is paving the way for the ultimate government that will be god. The "Man of Lawlessness" is waiting in the wings. Jesus Christ will ultimately bring Godly government to the world during the Millennium.

Here's just a partial list of comparisons from Germany, 1938, to America, 2014:
•The demise of Capitalism was fine and the rise of Socialism was accepted.
•Few blinked when prayer was taken out of school in 1935.
•Daycare raised the children of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
•Christmas and Easter were taken out of the German public schools.
•Socialized medicine ruined the German healthcare system. The elderly and handicapped were marginalized.
•Abortion became the new normal and was even expected.
•Private education was gone by 1938.
•Government spending skyrocketed and no one said a word. Taxation soared to 80%.
•First there was gun registration but that was followed by gun confiscation by the Nazis.
•Free speech gradually faded. The newspapers and other media proclaimed the pro-government side of a story.
•The green agenda was adopted as it was steeped in paganism and Hitler loved paganism.
•Government spying went off the charts.
•Children sang songs of praise to Hitler.
•Germans were spellbound by the great oratory skills of Hitler. He couldn't possibly be lying to them.
•The church in Germany did not want to make waves; it did not want to tackle controversy. Pulpits would never address serious issues or politics.
•The church in Germany was steered into mysticism such as today's American pulpits that are okay with Christian Yoga-type deceptions. Hitler knew this would weaken the church and make it ineffective.  Most, but not all churches in Germany, were riddled with compromise.
•Many pastors in Germany wanted to be popular and find favor with the government. They did not want to offend anyone.


As you read the above list and read the headlines of what is happening in America...about all you can say is, "wow."

"But Dennis, that couldn't happen here!...This is America!"

Jesus warned us that when the salt loses its becomes good for nothing and should be thrown out and trampled on.

So....has the majority of America's churches quit preaching the truth and exchanged it for a new gospel of love and tolerance?  Is sin, repentance and hell preached on anymore?

Furthermore...have the majority of Americans who call themselves "Christians" been spending time studying the Word of God and going out to make disciples??  Or have we been deluded by sports, houses, boats, ATV's and the constant quest of entertaining ourselves while all the while seeking to fulfill our material desires?

If you haven't been praying for this nation and its leaders...NOW would be a good time to start.

If you haven't been reading your Bible...NOW would be a good time to start.

"My people perish for lack of knowledge."

Anti-Semitism is a Global Matter

Another day...another article in the Wall Street Journal about Israel and/or Jews.

Today on the front page is a chart with the poll results of Religious Intolerance.  It turns out that Muslims are viewed favorably by 47% of those polled...while Jews come in at 38% of those polled. even though every day another Muslim group kills, maims, kidnaps or blows up something while yelling "Allah Akbar!"...they are seen as more favorable than the Jews?

Wow!  That simply isn't logical.  And as we have said in the past, when something lacks logic you may want to look at the spiritual ramifications.  In the case of the Jew, God chose them so Satan hates them!  It really is that simple.

Also, Satan wants to try his best to disrupt and disprove prophecy.  He wants God's Word to have a lie in he has attempted to kill all the Jews so that NO JEWS will be allowed to come trembling to Christ for salvation.

"For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol.  Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king.  They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessing in the last days."  Hosea 3:4-5

And of course Satan would LOVE to wipe the Jews from their promised land in these last days...and he is currently using Islam to work on that goal.

"I will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in theme.  They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit.  I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them," says the Lord your God.  Amos 9:13-15

Now, back to the article in the WSJ;

About a quarter of the world's population agrees that a number of negative statements about Jews are "probably true," according to a poll aimed at providing a statistical underpinning to the question of how widespread anti-Semitism is globally.

In the survey to be released Tuesday, which covered 101 countries plus the Palestinian territories, 26% of respondents agreed with at least six of 11 negative statements—what its sponsor called stereotypes—about Jews. The questions included "Jews are more loyal to Israel than [their home] country," and "Jews have too much power in the business world."

The poll was sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, a leading organization for fighting anti-Semitism and other prejudice, and funded by New York business leader and philanthropist Leonard Stern. The pollster, First International Resources, conducted 53,100 interviews in 96 languages, and its sponsors said it was the most extensive survey ever on anti-Semitism.

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa, which generally have a contentious relationship with Israel, have by far the highest proportion of people responding with anti-Semitic views, with an average of 74%, the survey found.

Outside that region, Greece had the highest percentage, with 69% of the people surveyed affirming six or more of the anti-Semitic statements. Anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice tend to rise during times of economic hardship, and Greece has been struggling with a downturn. The extremist party Golden Dawn, which has blamed Jews and other minorities for the country's woes, has made significant inroads there.

Though some Jewish leaders argue that only anti-Semitism can explain the harshness of some attacks on Israel, many critics of Israeli policy reject the notion that criticism of the country reflects an anti-Jewish bias.

In the Netherlands, for example, the survey showed that 43% of the population had a negative attitude toward Israel but only 5% accepted six or more of the anti-Semitic statements.

In a separate conclusion, the survey found that 35% of respondents had never heard of the Holocaust. And fully 66% had either not heard of it or didn't believe the historical accounts were accurate.

Younger people were significantly less aware of the Holocaust than older people. While 61% of those over 50 years old knew about the tragedy, only 48% of people under 35 were aware of it. That trend is expected to continue with the fading of the generation that lived through the Holocaust, which ended nearly 70 years ago.


As we all know, about 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust of WWII.  That was about 1/3 of the world's Jews.

Zechariah says that 2/3 will be killed in the next Holocaust.  So it would make sense that we would see Anti-Semitism starting to rear it's ugly head again.

"In the whole land," declared the Lord, "two thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one third will be left in it.  This third I will bring into the fire;  I will refine them like silver and test them like gold.  They will call on my name and I will answer them;  I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, "The Lord is our God'"  Zechariah 13:8-9

Hat tip to Jesse D.

Monday, May 12, 2014

"Unusual" Arctic Earthquakes

We don't spend a lot of time posting about all the earthquakes that we all now hear of.  Some people say they are happening more frequently...while others say there are just as many as always, it's just that we have so many more monitors that we can now detect them all.

I certainly won't argue either one of those cases....but Jesus did say we would hear of earthquakes in various places and it would be one of the signs that the Great Tribulation is drawing near.

Of course I don't need to tell any of you that the Rapture happens before the Great least that is our blessed hope.

Anyway, this headline caught my attention because it certainly would fit the bill of us hearing of earthquakes in various the Arctic...and that is unusual...or so the scientists say.

In recent weeks, two powerful earthquakes have rocked the Northwest Arctic, leading some to ask why, and if these two are a sign of things to come.

On April 18, the first quake rang in at a magnitude of 5.6, while on May 3 a second quake shook the region at 5.5.

Before the first one in April, it had been more than 30 years since an earthquake that strong struck the region, said Mike West, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center.

"This got our attention," West said. "It's not unprecedented, but it is unusual."

As for whether the Big One is imminent, West said there is no evidence to suggest it, but it's not being ruled out.

The vigorous aftershocks that followed both quakes were in the 4- to 4.5-magnitude range and continued from the time the first quake struck until the second was felt two weeks later.

"Both were essentially the same magnitude and in the same location; that's different for us," said West, who is also the director of the center.

"I'm not aware that there is an existing fault in the bedrock in the region that these events are occurring on. These are relatively small (earthquakes) but are certainly disturbing. This is occurring in an area of the state that's not typical so it is alarming for people."

Read more here:

Yes!  The guy prophetically asks if these quakes are a sign of things to come?

The Bible says that one day a MASSIVE quake will rumble the world and split the Mount of Olives...when Jesus returns at the end of The Tribulation.

"The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel."  Joel 3:16