A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California early Tuesday morning (Dec 20, 2022), the New York Post reports.
The earthquake’s epicenter was seven miles southwest of Ferndale, which has a population of 15,000.
Earthquakes in the 6.0 range can cause poorly constructed walls to collapse and fireplaces are also particularly vulnerable to damage.
Though there were no immediate reports of damage, approximately 65,000 people in the area are without power because of the quake. Many homes found their floors littered as shelves and cupboards were emptied because of the shaking.
Perhaps coincidentally, a similar-sized quake (6.2 magnitudes), hit California a year ago to the day.
READ: Huge 6.4-magnitude quake rocks Northern California
We know that earthquakes will play a significant role in the end times, as Jesus warned of many ‘great (Greek mega)’ earthquakes leading up to His return (Luke 21:11).
In his vision of the last days recorded in the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John also mentioned several earthquakes (Rev 6:12-13, Rev 16:18, Rev 11:13).
Many suggest California is a prime candidate for a major ‘mega’ earthquake, with some predicting a big one within the next 50 years. READ: Mega-Earthquake Likely To Hit Northwest US In Next 50 Years
In 1973, David Wilkerson, a popular American evangelist in New York City and founder of Teen Challenge, had a vision of things that would be taking place in America in the lead-up to the end times.
This included a major earthquake that would hit the US and oddly Wilkerson noted that he did not believe it would take place in California.
Wilkerson, who died in a car accident in 2011, published his vision in a book entitled, The Vision. At the time of publication, his book proved to be quite controversial with many questioning the validity of his vision.
The United States is going to experience in the not-too-distant future the most tragic earthquakes in its history. One day soon this nation will be reeling under the impact of the biggest news story of modern times. It will be coverage of the biggest most disastrous earthquake in history.
It will cause widespread panic and fear, Without a doubt, it will become one of the most completely reported earthquakes ever.
Television networks will suspend all programming and carry all day coverage.
Another earthquake, possibly in Japan, may precede the one that I see coming here. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind about this forthcoming massive earthquake in our continent.
I am not at all convinced that this earthquake will take place in California. In fact, I believe it is going to take place where it is least expected. This terrible earthquake may happen in an area that is not known as an earthquake belt. It will be so high on the Richter scale that it will trigger two other major earthquakes