Earthquake location 4.191°N, 124.573°E
A major 6.1 earthquake hit southwest of Srangani, Philippines on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 04:42:31 UTC, at a depth of 337.4 km (209.7 mi).  The graph below demonstrates just how much earthquake activity has climbed in the last year and a-half.     

Jesus said these signs would appear before He returns, "Nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places" Matthew 24:7.  "There will be great earthquakes in various places, famines and pestilences and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven" Luke 21:11.

Jesus also said, "When you see these things, know that it is near (His return), even at the doors" Matthew 24:33. 

The graph below shows the drastic increase in earthquake activity between 2010 and 2011 (look closely at the 2011 increase on the graph near the right border).