Friday, August 31, 2012

Please Pray ~ Earthquake off coast of Philippines...

As my local friends know, so many of our shoeboxes go to the Philippines and so our area has committed to pray for the people of the Philippines. Other boxes from our area go to other nations in the Pacific, including Indonesia. This earthquake has also caused a risk for tsunami for all these areas. Join in prayer, that the people would be spared, that Gods comfort would pour out, and His Hand of protection would be on these people.

From CNN:
(CNN) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 has struck off the coast of the Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey said Friday.
The quake prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Guam and other areas, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
"An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," the tsunami warning center said.
The quake, which was about 20 miles deep, struck just before 8:50 p.m., the agency said. Its center was about 65 miles southeast of the town of Guiuan, in the Philippine province of East Samar.

1 comment:

  1. Praise God, the tsunami was very mild and it added no new fatalities! Continue to pray for the people of the Philippines through this time. There has been one fatality reported so far. A second quake of 5.5 followed the first, so we need to continue to pray.