I have searched for several years (to no avail) for evidence of someone else seeing this: If what happens relating to the "third part" of the earth during the sounding of the first four trumpets is concentrated rather than cumulative, what John beheld at this time could be the destruction of what is in our Western Hemisphere. An asteroid big enough to effect this would be prevented by the earth's mass from having the same effect on its opposite side. Geographically, the hemisphere of which the United States is a part represents one-third of the earth to within less than one percentage point (the continents of North and South America and 1/2 of Antarctica). If what is on our side of the earth is at this time taken out of the picture, this would lend to the focus being brought to bear upon the Bible lands for Daniel's 70th Week. Also, this would take the mystery away from how "every eye" will be able to simultaneously behold Christ at His Second Coming. Has anyone else out there ever seen or thought about this? What do ya'll (I'm from Western Ky.!) think???