Monday, February 21, 2011

Earthquake Shakes Up Suez Canal as Iran Warships Approach

Iranian warship Alvand - Suez Canal
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook up residents at the entrance to the Suez Canal early Monday morning, 48 hours before two Iranian ships, a frigate and a supply vessel, are expected to enter the canal.

The National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research reported that tremors from the 3 a.m. quake lasted for 27 minutes, but caused no damage

Source: Israel National News

18 And it shall come to pass in that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that My fury shall arise up in My nostrils.

19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath have I spoken: Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

20 so that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep upon the ground, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at My presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. Ezekiel 38:18-20


Anonymous said...

Wow! 5.9 in this area of the world is scary stuff.

H'kael, h'gadol, h'gibor, v'hanorah, kael elyon!!

Thank you for the hizuk Hashem!

Finrod said...

This would be fascinating but I am still waiting for further confirmation of this; every report on the web leads back to the Arutz 7 article.

Devorah said...

The USGS site is saying it was in the Gulf of Aden, and was actually a 5.1 magnitude - the Gulf of Aden is "part of the important Suez canal shipping route between the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean"

Link to earthquakes site:

Finrod said...

Thanks Devorah!