Earthquake location 11.025°S, 164.750°E
A major 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit west of Solomon Islands on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 08:03:41 UTC, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi).  

These great earthquakes hitting the Santa Cruz and Solomon Islands region are also striking very close to the surface, which greatly intensifies the effect. 

Eighteen major (>5.9) earthquakes have hit various places over the last seven days!  This much activity in such great magnitude within a week is astonishing.  If you scroll this blog page for posts over the last several days, mostly what you will see are major magnitude earthquakes; among them are two 7 and one 8 magnitude quakes, the 8 triggering a tsunami which demolished five villages on the Solomon Islands. 

Something mighty is happening in the world right now, which reminds me of what Jesus said would take place just before He returns, "Great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, famines and pestilences and there shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven" Luke 21:11. 

During the previous 27 months, there have been at least 237 major earthquakes reported on this site.  

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 diverse places" Matthew 24:7.

The Word of God says, "When they say, 'Peace and safety,' then sudden destruction will come upon them, as travail upon a woman with child, and they (the wicked) shall not escape" 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

Jesus also said, "Blessed are those servants whom the Master, when He comes, will find watching" Luke 12:37.