The prophecy from the late John Paul Jackson, founder and minister of Streams Ministries International, warned of a "storm of incredible force" that will be followed by an "earthquake that has been predicted to devastate California." He added: "Skyscrapers are going to fall that the shape of the U.S. will change after that earthquake."
Jackson's prophecy also warned that the Golden State's geography will be changed by these two cataclysms. He prophesied the formation of an inland ocean, with its mouth appearing between San Diego and Los Angeles. The inland ocean formed after the earthquake will isolate the Mexican state of Baja California, which is located below the Golden State.
Science appears to lend credence to the late preacher's prediction. California is extremely tectonically active due to the San Andreas Fault, the border section between two massive tectonic plates under the Earth's surface. The plates remain relatively static, which translates to large pressure building up over time that eventually leads to destructive earthquakes. (Related: Overlooked strand of the San Andreas Fault may be primed for a major earthquake, study determines.)
Moreover, intense rain has triggered earthquakes before in other parts of the world. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake that ravaged Haiti in 2010 happened 18 months after torrential rainfall and hurricanes battered the Caribbean country. A year earlier in Taiwan, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake took place seven months after a typhoon.
According to research done by Florida International University professor Shimon Wdowinski, huge earthquakes were five times more likely to occur after serious storms. He explained that while "heavy rain can trigger earthquake activity," this phenomenon only happens "in certain tectonic environments, not anywhere."
California is currently dealing with an onslaught of atmospheric river storms that triggered torrential rain and life-threatening flooding, mudslides and debris flows to many parts of the state. These storms, which are far from over, will continue to pour more rain into the Golden State for at least several days.
Widespread flooding was reported across California on Jan. 9 and 10, prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office declared a new evacuation order for people living in the low-lying areas of the Salinas River. The said evacuation order announced on Jan. 10 will remain in effect until further notice.
The Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties saw more than 15 inches of rain falling at the three counties' areas located at higher elevations. Coastal foothills of the three counties saw rainfall of about five to 10 inches. The Fresno, Mariposa and Tulare counties – located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range – reported 10 inches of rain.
Several National Weather Service (NWS) offices across California received more than 300 reports of flooding. It added that numerous rivers also reported record highs – including Sespe Creek and the Ventura, Salinas and Sisquoc rivers.
NWS Los Angeles, meanwhile, reported 2.73 inches of rainfall in downtown LA, while Bel-Air had 5.27 inches of rainfall. According to the office, the latest atmospheric river storm that has been bringing persistent rain across the area is now "the most impressive storm to strike the area since Jan. 5 to 7, 2005."
"We want to make sure everyone takes action of what is still yet to come. We're not out of the woods, and we expect these storms to continue until the 18th, in many different shapes and forms," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a recent press conference.
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