Islamic eschatology is the branch of Islamic scholarship that studies Yawm al-Qiyamah ("the Day of Resurrection") or Yawm ad-Din ("the Day of Judgment"). This is believed to be the final assessment of humanity of Allah, with annihilation of all life, resurrection, and judgment.
By End-Times, Oct 21 2014 04:19PM
LONDON – A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.
London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but she was pronounced dead at the scene in the Knightsbridge area.
Several other people across the country were injured by falling branches, and the wind brought down trees onto railway lines.
The Meteorological Office said wind gusts were expected to hit 70 mph (113 kph) in coastal areas.
Heathrow Airport canceled about 100 flights, and some ferry crossings between Britain and Ireland were called off.
Gonzalo battered Bermuda last week with sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) before dumping heavy rain on the Canadian province of Newfoundland and then heading out over the Atlantic.
By End-Times, Oct 20 2014 09:01PM
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6-magnitude quake has struck Ecuador's border with Colombia.
There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The quake struck at 3:33 p.m. EDT, had a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles) and was centered about 113 kilometers (70 miles) northeast of Quito.
By End-Times, Oct 20 2014 10:49AM
MEXICO CITY – Heavy rains brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Trudy have caused mudslides and flooding in southern Mexico that left at least six people dead.
Raul Miliani, deputy secretary of Civil Protection in Guerrero state, told a news conference Sunday that five of the dead were killed in the municipality of Ometepec, 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Acapulco, where part of a water-soaked mountainside collapsed and a raging river swept away a 70-year-old man.
The sixth person died in Tlacoachistlahuaca, a municipality near the border with Oaxaca state.
Miliani said states of emergency have been declared in 36 municipalities, and that 4,075 people were evacuated to shelters.
He said classes had been suspended for an area stretching from the tourist resort of Acapulco to the border with Oaxaca.
By End-Times, Oct 14 2014 09:09PM
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of El Salvador at approximately 11:51 EDT Monday, according to the USGS.
The earthquake may cause hazardous tsunami waves along the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.
Those near the coasts of these countries should take action in the case that a tsunami hits.
A destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected at this time for Hawaii, Alaska, or other areas bordering the Pacific Ocean.
By End-Times, Oct 10 2014 03:51PM
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan authorities say a 5-year-old girl is dead after record rains unleashed landslides and flooding that swamped hundreds of homes.
The country's Institute of Territorial Studies reports that 14.9 inches (378 millimeters) of rain fell in just 24 hours, the most on record.
Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said Thursday that the girl was swept away by strong currents in the village of Santa Teresa on the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua.
There were five landslides at the Concepcion volcano on Ometepe, and authorities closed roads in the popular tourist area.
Murillo said 890 homes were flooded and 24 destroyed.
Rain was expected to continue through Friday and possibly Saturday.
By End-Times, Oct 10 2014 03:50PM
ROME – Flash floods have inundated the port city of Genoa, with two rivers bursting their banks and sending a torrent of water and mud down some streets. One person was confirmed dead in the overnight storm.
Residents were left without electricity, schools were closed Friday and Italian news reports said a train had derailed due to the conditions.
News reports said police divers recovered a body near where the Bisagno river overflowed. The water dumped more than a meter (three feet) of gray mud in parts of city and surrounding areas and sent parked cars tumbling into one another.
The Italian Red Cross said two rivers had overflowed and that some neighborhoods were cut off from rescuers. The Italian civil protection department warned more rain was on the way.
By End-Times, Oct 9 2014 07:33AM
HONG KONG — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the Southern East Pacific Rise early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.
The quake, which occurred at 0214 GMT, was centered 570 kilometers southwest of Hanga Roa, Chile, with a depth of 10 km.
By End-Times, Oct 8 2014 08:03AM
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude-6.2 quake struck Mexico on Tuesday in the Gulf of California, 121km west south-west of the city of El Dorado, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
The quake was shallow at just 10km, and was felt inland in the city of Culiacan, the capital of the western state of Sinaloa, Culiacan emergency services spokeswoman Melva Uribe said.
"We felt a light shake for about five to ten seconds," she said. "So far, we don't have a single report of damages."
The USGS initially said it was a magnitude 6.3 quake but later revised the figure.
By End-Times, Oct 8 2014 07:42AM
Houses collapse and people in Yunnan province camping in streets as quake of at least magnitude 6.0 triggers aftershocks
A strong earthquake has shaken south-west China, killing at least one person, damaging buildings and prompting thousands to camp outside as aftershocks continued to strike the area, officials have said.
The earthquake with a magnitude of at least 6.0 hit the Weiyuan city area of Yunnan province at 9.49pm on Tuesday when most residents would have been in their homes. At least 324 people were injured, eight of them seriously, the Yunnan provincial government said.
“The whole building was shaking terribly with a loud cracking sound. Plates fell off in the kitchen,” the official state Xinhua News Agency quoted Weiyuan resident Li Anqin as saying. “We all ran out and the streets now are packed with people.”
The US Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.0 at a shallow depth of 6.3 miles (10.1km), while China’s national earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 6.6 at a depth of 3.1 miles. It said the quake was followed by eight aftershocks, the strongest of which registered at magnitude 4.2.
By End-Times, Oct 6 2014 01:19PM
(Reuters) - A typhoon lashed Japan with torrential rain on Monday after killing at least one person, forcing the cancellation of flights and prompting warnings to more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes before heading out to sea.
Three U.S. servicemen were swept away by high waves lashing the southwestern island of Okinawa on Sunday as Typhoon Phanfone approached. One was found dead and two were missing. A surfer was swept out to sea.
The storm brushed past the capital, Tokyo, and by early afternoon was out over the Pacific, leaving behind skies clear enough that Mount Fuji was clearly visible to the southwest.
Heavy rains had forced the cancellation of a search for victims of Mount Ontake, with 12 people still missing after an eruption last week killed at least 51. A score of households in the foothills of the peak were evacuated out of concerns that heavy rains could cause mudslides as ash was washed downstream.