Earthquake location 10.904°S, 165.895°E
A major 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Solomon Islands on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:12:16 UTC, at a depth of 18 km (11.2 mi).  

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

Nineteen major (>5.9) earthquakes have hit various places over the last week!  This much activity at such great magnitude within a week is astonishing and something I have never heard of before.  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 three 7 and one 8 magnitude quakes.  The 8 magnitude quake triggered a tsunami which demolished five villages on the Solomon Islands and the death toll is unknown at this time.  Nineteen deaths were reported today, but the final count is still unknown.  Many people have been displaced since five villages were demolished by the tsunami due to high magnitude aftershocks.  

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 239 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.