I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. (Revelation 6-12-13)
For many years now geologists have been predicted that a big Earthquake will hit California soon, and cause a lot of damage. The Bible too talks about a big earthquake that will cause a lot of damage. But the Bible is not talking about the same thing. It is talking about something A LOT BIGGER than any Californian Earthquake, it is talking about a major quake that will be felt around the whole globe at the same time. Furthermore, this quake will be supernaturally coordinated to coincide with a great shaking of the entire universe.
When this quake hits the very sun will be turned black and the moon will become blood red. Also, the very stars will seem to fall from the sky. We know that most of the stars will not actually be destroyed because they still appear in the sky later on in this book (Revelation 8:12). However, it will appear, from the surface of the Earth, as if the skies are falling down to Earth. My guess is that God will hit the Earth with a storm of meteorites while at the same time blotting out some stars or at least moving them many lightyears from their previous locations within the space of a few seconds. The point here is to get people’s attention, to prove without a doubt that God is in control of the universe, and that He is angry with the inhabitants of the Earth for their wickedness. In fact, He will apparently shift the galaxies enough to make it look as if the sky is “like a scroll being rolled” up.
Furthermore, this earthquake will be so severe that “every mountain and island was removed from its place.” I believe that the mountains and islands will literally end up at completely new coordinates miles away from their original locations. This might seem like the worst earthquake ever, but it’s not. The earthquake that is described later on in the book of Revlation is worse. In that earthquake the Islands and mountains will not simply be moved a few miles: they will cease to exist altogether!(Revelation 16:20)