JUDGMENT---STRIKING---WEST COAST

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In 1964, Brother Branham was hunting at Sunset/Klondyke, the whirlwind descended three times, and the Lord told him: “Judgment---Striking---West Coast.”
“Upon that same mountain, passing up with Banks Wood there, said, ‘Throw up a rock. Say to Mr. Wood, “Thus saith the Lord, you'll see the Glory of God.”’

“The very next day, standing there, a whirlwind came down and blasted the mountains out. Rocks cut the top of the trees off, about three or four feet above my head. Made 3 big blasts, and the brethren come running over. There was about 15 man standing there, preachers and everything else. ‘What was it?’

“He said, ‘What was it?’

“I said, ‘Judgment is striking the West Coast.’

“About two days after that, the earthquake almost sunk Alaska.”

A matter of days after this, on Good Friday, March 28, 1964,[1] an earthquake hit Prince William Sound, Alaska. The earthquake had a 9.2 moment magnitude,[2] and the duration was about 4 minutes.[3] It was felt over a large area of Alaska and in parts of western Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada.[4] To date, this is the largest earthquake to hit North America and it is the second largest quake recorded by the USGS.[5]

“As a result of the 1964 [Alaskan] quake, the Latouche Island area moved about 18 meters [59 feet] to the southeast. Also, the patterns of uplift and subsidence which had been slowly developing prior to the earthquake were suddenly reversed, with areas around Montague Island being uplifted 4--9 meters [13.1--29.5 feet] and areas around Portage down-dropped as much as 3 meters [9.8 feet]…

“The end results was the movement of the Pacific plate under the North American plate by about 9 meters [29.5 feet] on average…

“Thousands of aftershocks were recorded in the months following the main shock. In the first day there were 11 aftershocks with magnitudes greater than 6.0; in the next three weeks there were 9 more. Smaller aftershocks continued for more than a year…

“Much of the damage and most of the lives lost were due to the effects of water waves. These were mainly of two kinds: the tsunami of open-ocean sea wave, generated by large-scale motion of the sea floor; and the local wave, generated by underwater landslides in bays of fiords…

“Seiches, a sort of sloshing of water back and forth in a small body of water like a boat harbor or swimming pool, were observed as far away as Louisiana where a number of fishing boats were sunk. Oscillations in the height of water in wells were reported from as far away as South Africa…

“In addition to damage in the epicentral region immediately following the quake, long period seismic waves traveled around the earth for several weeks. Basically the whole earth vibrated (rang) like a church bell during this time. States as far away as Texas and Florida were affected with vertical motions of up to 5 to 10 cm [1.96--3.94 inches].”[6]

[1] More information on the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake

[2] Earthquake Measurements

[3] Christensen, Doug. “The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.” November 2002. http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/quakes/Alaska_1964_earthquake.html Retrieved August 30, 2011.

[4] “Historic Earthquakes: Prince William Sound, Alaska: 1964 March 28.” U.S. Geological Survey. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1964_03_28.php Retrieved August 30, 2011.

[5] Largest Earthquakes in the World Since 1900 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/10_largest_world.php

[6] Christensen, Doug. “The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.” November 2002. http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/quakes/Alaska_1964_earthquake.html Retrieved August 30, 2011.