Earthquake and Hurricane

Amazing isn’t it?  A 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia and was felt throughout the East coast of the United States today, and soon (this weekend) a hurricane is due to hit the East coast as well.  Well, as you can imagine, there has been quite a stir-up of people talking about this topic on the web, and cell phones, etc.

However, I find many people speaking about one event, or the other, but not putting the two of them together.  I mean, what are the odds that there would be an earthquake AND a hurricane within the same week of each other?  Probably about as much chance as a large asteroid hitting the Earth directly.

Ok, so don’t quote me on that probability, but you have to admit, it is pretty odd, and highly unlikely.  When I searched for the probability of an earthquake coming in the next 50 years, for a 5.9 magnitude AND a hurricane 50 miles from where the earthquake hit, it said 0.162 percent.  That is a very low probability, but of course not impossible.

Now, you might be curious why I am writing about this, or why it concerned me today.  Well, today around the same time as the earthquake hit, our cable was out.  I suspect now that the cable was out because of the earthquake tremors.  It is like the 9/11 attacks, or remembering where you were when JFK was shot.   However, there is a much broader thing here which needs to be considered.  Why is this happening?  Unlike the 9/11 attacks, or JFK getting shot, weather is considered “an act of God”.  If so, then we have to ask, why is God doing this?


1 Response to “Earthquake and Hurricane”

  1. August 24, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Lets not forget to add New Hampshire. Tornado have been touched down at the same time as earthquakes happened at the time. Now, we have to wonder what Mother Nature has plans up ahead for us….

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