A tsunami advisory was issued for the coastal areas of Southern California, which means strong currents are likely and residents should stay away from the shore.
Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties warned residents to stay away from beaches and harbors due to the chances of strong currents. But authorities in the three counties said land inundation is not expected.
“Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible” along the coast of Chile and Peru, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, and a tsunami watch is in effect for Hawaii.
A tsunami watch is issued “to alert emergency management officials and the public of an event which may later impact the watch area,” the center says. A warning is issued when a “potential tsunami with significant widespread inundation is imminent or expected.”
Even New Zealand, which is 6,000 miles away from the quake’s epicenter, issued a tsunami warning.
Although newer buildings in Tokyo are built to withstand powerful earthquakes, a large quake in the city has the potential to cause widespread damage.
According to the government, a magnitude-7.3 earthquake would kill about 5,600 people, injure 159,000 and destroy 850,000 buildings.
The Blood Moon prophecy began when two Christian preachers with huge followings in the US claimed the date of the last of four ‘blood moons’ over the past 18 months, due to occur at the end of September, would signal the end of the world as we know it before the “second coming of Jesus Christ.”
The fourth in the series of blood moons, which have six full moons in between, is set to happen on September 28.
Despite, the two evangelists, John Hagee and Mark Britz being accused of peddling “false warnings” in order to cash in on books they have penned about their predictions, the theory continues to sweep the online religious community, with videos on YouTube going viral.
The end of the world will surely come, but just as surely it will not be this Sunday night or Monday morning when a super moon combines with a lunar eclipse to create a “super blood moon.”
Basically, despite the doomsayers, we’re just going to call it:
No world destroying comet, no Earth shattering quake … and if a religious figure comes/returns, our guess is that it will be on par with a personal visit like what people say happens every day … no Earth-scorching fire and brimstone will happen this weekend.
But, hey, if the world and everything comes to an end this weekend, please do send me an email with the subject line: Told You So!