After a couple of months of me going on about volcanoes and how they are definitely linked to the geula process, today brought news of a 4.1 earthquake hitting in Northern Israel, pretty close to the Harrat Ash Shamah volcanic field.
First, here's what Wikipedia has to say about Harrat Ash Shamah:
The Ḥarraṫ ash-Shāmah (Arabic: حَـرَّة الـشَّـامَـة, also known variously as the Ḥarraṫ Ash-Shaam (Arabic: حَـرَّة الـشَّـام) and the Ḥarraṫ e-Shāmah (Arabic: حَـرَّةِ شَـامَـة)) is a volcanic field covering a total area of some 40,000 km2 (15,000 sq mi). This massive alkaline volcanic field extends from southern Syria, across Jordan, and into northwestern Saudi Arabia.
This wide extended basaltic province contains more than 800 volcanic cones and around 140 dikes and ring dikes. The Jabal al-Druze, al-Safa and Dirat al-Tulul volcanic fields, among others, form the northern and Syrian part of the Harrat al-Shamah; al-Harrah is in the southern, Saudi Arabian, third of the field.
Next, let's go and see where this field actually is in relation to Israel, and in relation to where the 4.1 struck today near Migdal, on the shores of the Kinneret, and where the Mount Bental volcano is in Israel (it's the three yellow place markers):
Next, let's go and see the lat time Harrat Ash Shamah actually showed some activity from its 800!!!!! volcanoes. (By way of comparison, Hawaii has 5-6 volcanoes, and is around 65 sq miles across. This volcanic field is way bigger - although the source I'm going to bring from the Smithsonian says it's 15,000 square km, while Wiki is telling us it's 15,000 square miles - probably Wiki is wrong. But it's still enormous.)
Yup, the last time there was an eruption there was 1850.
That's no time at all if you hold by false science, but even if I'm starting to persuade you that the millions and billions of years stuff is wrong, that's still only 170 years ago.
So, let's see what happens next. So far, there have been 3 earthquakes in Israel, a 2.1 in the North on July 2, this 4.1 yesterday, and another 2.9 down on the Southern tip of Israel.
We know earthquakes are part and parcel of geula - remember the Mount of Olives is going to split in two, and a bunch of other stuff too from the Prophets, some of which I may collect together here soon if someone else doesn't beat me to it.
The last thing to point out is that the Mount Bental volcano is probably the source of Tiberius' hot springs. When I was up in Tiberius for my two days off last week, I was discussing that with my husband, and explaining how hot springs always go together with underground magma and volcanoes.
And they do.
Orna is right - there was another earthquake in the North, at 10.45pm July 4, 2018. I went to check out the coordinates and those two earthquakes struck 4.5 km to the east and west of Karnei Hittin - which we are told is an 'extinct' volcano.
This is very close to Tiberius' hot springs, and is the source of the heat. Where there is heat, there is still magma, albeit pretty deep down. That volcano is NOT extinct, it's just dormant.
If there are any more earthquakes there, things could get interesting, as earthquakes start swarming when magma starts to rise to the surface - shortly as a prelude to bursting out of it. Something to watch, because all this seismic activity is connected to geula and moshiach, but in ways that I think nearly all of us will struggle to really wrap our heads around.