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Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 - SOLOMON ISLANDS 2007 August 16 08:39:27 UTC
USGS and NOAA ^ | August 16, 2007

Posted on 08/16/2007 2:43:51 AM PDT by bd476


Magnitude 6.7 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

2007 August 16 08:39:27 UTC



Earthquake Details



Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 08:39:27 UTC
Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 07:39:27 PM at epicenter

Location 9.715°S, 159.335°E
Depth 1.8 km (1.1 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region SOLOMON ISLANDS
Distances

75 km (45 miles) WSW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
185 km (115 miles) SW of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
185 km (115 miles) S of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
2070 km (1290 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia


Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 87.8 km (54.6 miles)
Parameters Nst=102, Nph=102, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.23 sec, Gp=101°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2007gccj


The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:

An earthquake occurred 75 km (45 miles) WSW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 185 km (115 miles) SW of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands 185 km (115 miles) S of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands at 2:39 AM MDT, Aug 16, 2007 (7:39 PM local time in Solomon Islands).

The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time.



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KEYWORDS: earthquake; quake; ringoffire
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TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001 PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS ISSUED AT 0900Z 16 AUG 2007

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA... WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0839Z 16 AUG 2007 COORDINATES - 9.6 SOUTH 159.5 EAST DEPTH - SHALLOWER THAN 100 KM LOCATION - SOLOMON ISLANDS MAGNITUDE - 6.5

EVALUATION

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH CHINA SEA REGION. IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.

1 posted on 08/16/2007 2:43:57 AM PDT by bd476
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2 posted on 08/16/2007 2:45:37 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Geez...Peru, now this!

Someone trying to get our attention?


3 posted on 08/16/2007 2:46:13 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: Cindy; LibertyRocks
Ping.

4 posted on 08/16/2007 2:46:40 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

The ring of fire is working overtime these days...


5 posted on 08/16/2007 2:46:56 AM PDT by DB
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To: hoagy62
hoagy62 wrote: Geez...Peru, now this!

Someone trying to get our attention?"


Agree. It's kinda eerie.

6 posted on 08/16/2007 2:48:14 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476
A big volcano next?
7 posted on 08/16/2007 2:51:38 AM PDT by DB
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To: bd476

Thanks bd476 for the info.


8 posted on 08/16/2007 2:52:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: bd476; hoagy62

Don’t forget the one off Japan as well...

In fact, here is the list of 5+ events over the last 24 hours from the USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

MAP 6.7 2007/08/16 08:39:27 -9.715 159.335 1.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 06:10:46 -14.095 -76.735 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 6.3 2007/08/16 05:16:58 -14.250 -76.061 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.2 2007/08/16 04:23:19 -13.518 -75.725 28.7 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 04:16:48 -13.338 -76.874 14.7 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.6 2007/08/16 04:04:10 -13.585 -76.533 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.8 2007/08/16 04:03:05 50.335 -177.577 22.3 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 02:54:20 -13.486 -76.516 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 02:17:10 -13.615 -75.922 37.4 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.4 2007/08/16 01:35:40 -14.086 -76.546 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.9 2007/08/16 01:02:20 -13.308 -76.528 10.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.9 2007/08/16 00:19:11 -14.231 -76.180 10.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.8 2007/08/16 00:02:42 -12.645 -75.508 31.2 CENTRAL PERU


MAP 7.9 2007/08/15 23:40:57 -13.358 -76.522 30.2 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.3 2007/08/15 23:20:36 35.335 140.389 38.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.5 2007/08/15 20:22:14 50.568 -177.507 21.2 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 5.4 2007/08/15 19:15:09 35.335 140.328 35.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2007/08/15 16:51:45 -7.269 155.687 49.3 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.3 2007/08/15 10:12:46 14.081 146.468 50.8 ROTA REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS


9 posted on 08/16/2007 2:56:49 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: DB

Yellowstone?


10 posted on 08/16/2007 2:57:14 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: DB; Cindy; Global2010; djf; LibertyRocks; Experiment 6-2-6
DB wrote: "A big volcano next?"

Coincidentally, I heard on the news a few hours ago that there was a volcanic eruption reported in Indonesia. There also was a volcanic eruption reported yesterday occurring in Alaska:



Kansas City Star

Posted on Wed, Aug. 15, 2007 10:15 PM

Alaskan volcano erupts

McClatchy Newspapers

HOMER, Alaska | An Alaska volcano erupted Wednesday, sending ash more than 8,000 feet into the atmosphere.

Pavlof Volcano, which sits on the remote Alaska Peninsula 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, has not erupted for 11 years.

Eyewitnesses on several ships reported seeing incandescent blocks falling down the east-southeast flank of the volcano Tuesday night, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported Wednesday.

Alaskan volcano erupts


11 posted on 08/16/2007 3:05:16 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476
Countdown to a smug, rubbing hands together Al Gore solemnly saying.... Well, what did I tell you? Ignore me at your peril! 5....4...3...2...
12 posted on 08/16/2007 3:18:49 AM PDT by n230099 ("Obama wouldn't know the difference between an RPG and a bong." John McCain)
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To: n230099
n230099 wrote: "Countdown to a smug, rubbing hands together Al Gore solemnly saying.... Well, what did I tell you? Ignore me at your peril! 5....4...3...2..."

Oh how I wish you were kidding, but it's probably going to happen.

13 posted on 08/16/2007 3:28:27 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Cindy
You're welcome and thank you as always, Cindy. :)

14 posted on 08/16/2007 3:29:09 AM PDT by bd476
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To: hoagy62
Someone trying to get our attention?

Karl Rove apparently has too much time on his hands...

15 posted on 08/16/2007 3:29:15 AM PDT by elli1
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To: bd476; DB; Cindy; Global2010; djf; LibertyRocks; Experiment 6-2-6

Volcano Information: http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/vhpstatus.php

Several Alaska volcanoes at orange

Mt. St. Helen has a dome building


16 posted on 08/16/2007 4:10:05 AM PDT by EBH
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To: LibertyRocks

Less then a week ago there was a 4.5 directly N. of LA. Not that this matters as there are always tinier earthquakes here, but it is the big picture in the last week that makes it stand out and now the volcano eruption.


17 posted on 08/16/2007 4:12:14 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: elli1
Karl Rove apparently has too much time on his hands...

LOL! Maybe he is celebrating!!! :-)

18 posted on 08/16/2007 4:13:06 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: EBH

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/index.cfm?content=worldmap

Map of recent activity.


19 posted on 08/16/2007 4:14:09 AM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH; djf; Global2010


Thanks for the link and updated information about Mt. St. Helens.


20 posted on 08/16/2007 4:15:08 AM PDT by bd476
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To: DB
A big volcano next?

Add this to the list. A volcano in Ethiopia.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1881938/posts

21 posted on 08/16/2007 4:16:59 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet; All
I remember the thread here at FR about that a few days ago. I noticed on the World Earthquake map at the USGS there is a LOT of activity on all shorelines of the Pacific in the last week. And, especially in the last 24 hours. Here is the current picture from the USGS -- Red boxes are earthquakes in the last hour, Orange in the last day, yellow in the last week... Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket For updated map please see this page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/
22 posted on 08/16/2007 4:36:16 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: LibertyRocks

LIVE LINK from above post:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/


23 posted on 08/16/2007 4:37:13 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: DB

Volcano erupts in Ethiopia

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1881938/posts


24 posted on 08/16/2007 4:43:47 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: bd476
Just Wait, It will be blamed on Bush and Global Warming!
25 posted on 08/16/2007 4:51:06 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: sr4402

If we have enough volcanos go off, we won’t have to worry about GW.


26 posted on 08/16/2007 5:02:05 AM PDT by wolfcreek (2 bad Tyranny, Treachery and Treason never take a vacation...)
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To: bd476

Indonesian volcano: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1881930/posts


27 posted on 08/16/2007 5:09:45 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: hoagy62

Just before Peru was a 5.3 in Japan.


28 posted on 08/16/2007 5:12:22 AM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: hoagy62

Don’t forget the volcanic eruption in Ethiopia today. It’s all got my attention.


29 posted on 08/16/2007 5:27:29 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: bd476

Volcano’s in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Alaska, Peru, and recently in Utah....potential tsunami’s, etc. Sounds like the sub surface of the earth is tap dancing all over the place...wonder why?


30 posted on 08/16/2007 5:27:51 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight
wonder why?

Polar shift?

31 posted on 08/16/2007 6:04:54 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: bd476

Hmmm, quake in Japan, then Malaysia, then California, then Peru, okay, plate in arrested rotation, popping loose at subsequent points around the perimeter as stresses, relieved elsewhere, concentrate at distant points later on.

Not so much scientific suopport for this wild theory of mine, but hey, it feels good to me.

But now, instead of the plate settling down after stress was relieved on all sides, we see more stress release on the “originating” side.

Does this mean more pressure building up on our side?

Time will tell.


32 posted on 08/16/2007 6:11:00 AM PDT by jeffers
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“Sounds like the sub surface of the earth is tap dancing all over the place...wonder why?”

Off the top of my head?

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan & Gaza are about to get sucked 30 miles down into the bowels of hell...

(a man’s got to have a dream...

33 posted on 08/16/2007 6:21:47 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: marvlus

Maybe the sub earth has always rumbled to some extent only now we have seizmographs, etc, and instant communication. If an earthquake happened in 1920 in the outback of some place and no body felt it....we just never knew.


34 posted on 08/16/2007 6:42:26 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: hoagy62

AlGore is elated and with every new report is doing cartwheels


35 posted on 08/16/2007 6:45:44 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: bd476

Mother Earth’s sure got the fidgets. Maybe her girdle’s too tight.


36 posted on 08/16/2007 6:47:08 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: RDTF
AlGore is elated and with every new report is doing cartwheels

I would think Algore would be concerned that nature is taking its course. If he thinks that earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are on the same plane as man made global warming, he is stupider than I ever imagined.

37 posted on 08/16/2007 7:18:24 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: mewzilla

as always, answers found here...
Matthew chapter 24, verses 6-8


38 posted on 08/16/2007 7:36:24 AM PDT by wayne_b24 (every day in the Light is a good day ... John 8:12 & 14:6; Psalm 119:105; Joshua 24:15)
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To: wayne_b24
as always, answers found here... Matthew chapter 24, verses 6-8

Of course he said all those things would happen in that generation.

39 posted on 08/16/2007 8:20:59 AM PDT by xjcsa (Hillary Clinton is nothing more than Karl Marx with huge calves.)
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To: hoagy62

6.5 in the Aleutians


40 posted on 08/16/2007 8:23:19 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: mewzilla

In the past couple days the small animals in my yard, rabbits, squirrels, and voles have been exhibiting changed behavior. The rabbits have been hiding, the squirrels have been silent and the voles have been running top speed everywhere. Top speed is a surprisingly quick 8 mph for those, and they don’t usually come out into the open.


41 posted on 08/16/2007 8:25:44 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: All
Looks like another 5.2 in Peru in the last hour:
Magnitude 5.2
Date-Time
  • Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 15:11:36 UTC
  • Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:11:36 AM at epicenter
Location 13.335°S, 76.526°W
Depth 148 km (92.0 miles)
Region NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
Distances 45 km (30 miles) WNW of Chincha Alta, Peru
110 km (70 miles) NW of Ica, Peru
150 km (90 miles) SSE of LIMA, Peru
200 km (125 miles) SW of Huancayo, Peru
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 4 km (2.5 miles)
Parameters Nst=145, Nph=145, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.75 sec, Gp=130°,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2007gcdf

42 posted on 08/16/2007 8:52:09 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: hoagy62

Sir, you are correct. Yes, there is ongoing seismic activity due to the rumblings of Al Gore, "the shaman of global gloom and doom."
43 posted on 08/16/2007 9:18:19 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: bd476

I cannot wait to hear the convoluted “logic” that the left is going to use to connect these latest quakes to “global warming”. Mark my words, they are working on it right now.


44 posted on 08/16/2007 9:32:58 AM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: All
This SST/Hurricane applet is fun for about 5 minutes.
45 posted on 08/16/2007 10:02:50 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: xjcsa

He said all these are the beginnings of sorrows...


46 posted on 08/16/2007 11:13:37 AM PDT by wayne_b24 (every day in the Light is a good day ... John 8:12 & 14:6; Psalm 119:105; Joshua 24:15)
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To: hoagy62

Japan, Peru, now this.


47 posted on 08/16/2007 11:15:51 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: bd476

True, I forgot about the volcano. Do you think Bush has anything to do with this?


48 posted on 08/16/2007 11:17:10 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: wayne_b24
He said all these are the beginnings of sorrows...

Yes, followed by many more sorrows discussed in the same passage, about *all* of which he said, "I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened."

I don't see how any of it relates to current events today.

49 posted on 08/16/2007 11:22:22 AM PDT by xjcsa (Hillary Clinton is nothing more than Karl Marx with huge calves.)
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To: xjcsa

the stuff He predicted is happening all around us. check Revelation also.


50 posted on 08/16/2007 11:23:40 AM PDT by wayne_b24 (every day in the Light is a good day ... John 8:12 & 14:6; Psalm 119:105; Joshua 24:15)
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