A 27-meter wide, 30-meter long Japan sinkhole has caused a standstill in Fukoka’s business district with five major roads closed off and power outage in nearby residences. At the moment, the cause for the Japan sinkhole is still unknown. However, some are concluding that this could only mean one thing: the end of the world.
Fukoka is located in the Southwestern part of the country and is a popular tourist destination. Well-known for its ancient temples, beaches and state of the art shopping centers. But at this moment, the city is headlining for a massive sinkhole that caved in last Tuesday.
CNN reports that the Japan sinkhole was first reported to be an 8-meter wide hole. It started out with two smaller holes that merged together. At present6, it has turned into a massive 27-meter wide, 15-meter deep cavity.
While the cause is still being investigated, a theory is that the hole started because of the construction of JR Hakata railway station. Workers are extending the station only 300 meters away from where the Japan sinkhole happened.
Not only were households evacuated near the vicinity, five roads were also closed. In addition, around 170 households were left without electricity.
Japan Sinkhole A Sign of the Apocalypse?
While the sinkhole did not take with it casualties, some are worried that the incident is more than just the ground caving in. With news about the possibility of a world war, purge day rumors and alien invasion, speculations of the end of the world is not so far-fetched.
In fact according to some, the sinkhole is an evident sign of the apocalypse nearing. Even quoting the Book of Numbers which mentioned the swallowing of the land quite often.
According to the passage in Numbers 26:10, the land caved in and swallowed people as a warning.
“And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a warning.”
Interpreting the verse, it seems that the rumors are pointing out to a forewarning to a certain end or a sign of the apocalypse.
However, unlike the verse, there has not been any casualty in the sinkhole. And at the moment, everything is quite peaceful in the area. Still, the theory stands and believers are being cautious and preparing for a probability of a second coming.