1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.

-Matthew Chapter 28


Approximately 36 hours after the first earthquake, Matthew reports another earthquake; what today might be called an aftershock.

The quote above from Matthew mentions a Rolling Stone being jarred open and revealing an empty tomb. The picture below shows a Rolling Stone from around the time of Jesus.

I performed a calculation of the likely amount of force that would be felt if  this aftershock event was real.

If you were near to the tomb, you would have experienced a jolt that felt like ~25% of your body weight just got slammed against you.

link to calculations

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