Such events tend to bring to mind the fact that despite the technological progress we've so far made as humans, there are factors, both within the earth and external to it, over which we have no control and that can threaten our existence, in the light of which, all our pursuits for worldly wealth, fame and success fade into insignificance.
The words of the wise man come to mind: "Fear God, and obey his commands, for this is the whole duty of man" [Eccles 12:13]
"Whoa, how did you get there so fast?", you will ask.
By the way, when it comes to matters of religion, the signal to noise ratio is very low, even within 'christendom'. So the best bet is to logically examine the available data.
In conclusion, I'm not screaming Armageddon, but sometimes we get so caught up in our daily activities that we lose site of the bigger picture. It is good when there are occurrences that remind us to focus on most important things in life.