August 10, 2012
Tags: New Zealand, unusual nature event, volcano
Acts 2:19 And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
“I believe the earth itself is groaning (Rom. 8:19-22) in anticipation of the Lord’s return. Part of this groaning includes floods, volcanoes, tidal waves, hurricanes, and earthquakes.”
-Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
A floating island of volcanic rock larger than the state of Maryland is floating a thousand miles off the eastern coast of New Zealand. New Zealand Air Force planes first spotted the mass, which looks like a giant ice shelf under spotlights, earlier this week.
The golf ball sized pumice causes little threat to ships and shipping according to government volcanologists. They attribute the rocks to an eruption of an undersea volcano. Naval officials have called it the “weirdest thing” they’ve seen in their career.
“The rock looked to be sitting two feet above the surface of the waves,” Lt. Tim Oscar said. “It looked exactly like the edge of an ice shelf.”
Volcanologists have not been able to determine the location of the underground volcano that released the massive amount of rocks. Although New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro erupted last week, the scientists don’t believe the underground volcano is somehow linked to its above ground cousin.