The History Of New York Earthquakes: Before The Sixth Seal (Rev 6:12)

Historic Earthquakes

Near New York City, New York

1884 08 10 19:07 UTC

Magnitude 5.5

Intensity VII

USGS.gov

This severe earthquake affected an area roughly extending along the Atlantic Coast from southern Maine to central Virginia and westward to Cleveland, Ohio. Chimneys were knocked down and walls were cracked in several States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Many towns from Hartford, Connecticut, to West Chester,Pennsylvania.

Property damage was severe at Amityville and Jamaica, New York, where several chimneys were “overturned” and large cracks formed in walls. Two chimneys were thrown down and bricks were shaken from other chimneys at Stratford (Fairfield County), Conn.; water in the Housatonic River was agitated violently. At Bloomfield, N.J., and Chester, Pa., several chimneys were downed and crockery was broken. Chimneys also were damaged at Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Allentown, Easton, and Philadelphia, Pa. Three shocks occurred, the second of which was most violent. This earthquake also was reported felt in Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Several slight aftershocks were reported on August 11.

Six Palestinians killed outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11:2)

Gaza officials say six Palestinians killed in Israeli raid

Senior commander of Hamas’s armed wing killed by Israeli forces in undercover operation, officials in Gaza say.

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Security officials in the Gaza Strip say at least six Palestinians, including a senior commander with Hamas’s armed wing, have been killed by Israeli forces who carried out an undercover operation in the besieged enclave.

A senior official of Hamas, the group administering the Gaza Strip, said on Sunday that an Israeli special forces team infiltrated an area near the southern city of Khan Younis in a civilian car.

Among those reported killed in the raid was Nour Baraka, a prominent commander of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

“We heard that a special Israeli unit went inside Khan Younis and assassinated Nour Baraka and another [commander],” Ghazi Hamad, senior Hamas official, told Al Jazeera.

“After [that], the car which carried this special unit or some collaborators, they tried to escape … but they were followed by Hamas and the al-Qassam Brigades and after that Israel tried to cover this car through striking here in Gaza,” he added.

“I expect this night in Gaza to not be easy, to not be calm.”

Witnesses said that during the chase Israeli aircraft fired over 40 missiles in the area where the incident took place, killing at least four other people.

Fawzi Barhoum, spokesperson for Hamas, denounced what he called a “cowardly Israeli attack”.

The Israeli military said in a brief statement: “During IDF (Israel Defense Forces) operational activity in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire evolved.”

The army did not provide any other details, but said all its soldiers had returned.

In the early hours of Monday, reports said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had cut short a visit to Paris and was returning to Israel after the events in the Gaza Strip.

The Strength of the Russian Nuclear Horn

World War 3: Vladimir Putin claimed he has a weapon able to resist any anti-missile systems (Image: RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY/GETTY)

World War 3: Russia to arm an ‘INVINCIBLE’ nuclear weapon by 2019 says Putin

RUSSIA is finalising a nuclear weapon capable of wiping out an entire city by descending on Earth “like a meteorite” at 20 times the speed of sound, Vladimir Putin has claimed, sparking World War 3 fears.

By ALICE SCARSI

PUBLISHED: 21:43, Fri, Nov 9, 2018

UPDATED: 21:59, Fri, Nov 9, 2018

Tensions between Washington and Moscow reached a new high as the Russian President claimed he has a weapon that can resist any anti-missile systems, making it almost invincible. Mr Putin said: “We know for certain, it’s an obvious fact and our colleagues realise it, that we surpassed all our competitors in this area. “Nobody has precise hypersonic weapons. Some plan to test theirs in 18 to 24 months. We have them in service already.”

And blaming the need of a second nuclear race after the Cold War on the US, which has an advanced ballistic missile defence, he added: “Responding to the development of anti-ballistic missile systems by the US, we are improving our strike capabilities.

“Some are already in service, others will be deployed soon.”

Called Avangard, the weapon will go into active service by next year with the Red Banner Missile Division, based in the Urals, according to a Russian defence industry source.

Speaking to Russian news agency TASS, they said: “The scheduled period for placing the lead regiment on combat duty is the end of 2019.

“Initially, the regiment will comprise at least two systems but eventually their number will rise to their organic quantity of six units.”

According to the claims made by Russia, the Avangard is an hypersonic glide vehicle, a spacecraft which is lofted into the atmosphere atop an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as the Satan II, to then glide down at hypersonic speed.

Being 20 times faster than the speed of sound means the Avangard could travel as fast as at 6860 m/s. 

The Avangard is loaded with countermeasure systems able to neutralise defence systems – but it can also count on its exceptional manoeuvrability, which makes it almost impossible to track.

Each Avangard can be loaded with a nuclear warhead of as much as two megatons, making its power of annihilation even bigger.

According to Russia, the Satan II, nickname for the RS-28 Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, can carry up to 24 Avangard, meaning Russia could destroy a country’s main cities with one single strike.

This is not the first time Russian officials have spoken out about the Avangard.

During the state-of-the-nation speech on March 1, Mr Putin described his hypersonic arsenal as “invincible”, claiming the Avangard strikes “like a meteorite, like a fireball”.

And in June, Mr Putin said “the Avangard system” was almost completed, adding “is already in the process of its manufacture and has entered its serial production and in 2019 we are planning to deliver it to the Armed Forces.

The Indian Nuclear Threat

‘India’s nuclear submarine could trigger arms race’

By Aamir Latif and Islamuddin Sajid

KARACHI / ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

India earlier this week announced its first locally built nuclear-powered submarine had completed a patrol in the Indian Ocean — a development that has the potential to escalate the nuclear arms race in the region.

In a congratulatory message to the nation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the move has given New Delhi the capability to fire nuclear weapons from land, air and sea.

Contrary to conventional submarines, which run on diesel or electricity, nuclear-powered submarines do not need to surface frequently, can operate for long-periods of time underwater, and virtually need no refuelling.

India’s arch-rival and neighbor Pakistan claimed that it was fully capable of meeting the challenges posed by the move.

“The development marks the first actual deployment of ready-to-fire nuclear warheads in South Asia which is a matter of concern not only for the Indian Ocean littoral states but also for the international community at large,” Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman said in his weekly news briefing, state-owned Radio Pakistan reported.

Analysts in Pakistan view the Indian move one which could trigger a nuclear arms race in South Asia.

“The latest [Indian] move could trigger a nuclear arms escalation in South Asia, which will certainly not be a good sign for the entire international community,” Retired Lt. Gen. Talat Masood, an Islamabad-based security analyst told Anadolu Agency.

Masood, who served in the Pakistan army from 1951 to 1988, said that involvement of three nuclear powers in the region — China, India, and Pakistan — had already mounted a nuclear arms race.

“India feels insecure against China and to an extent Pakistan. It is on the one hand trying to match Beijing’s nuclear and missile capability, while on the other it wants to prove to the world that it is a robust nuclear power in the region,” he said.

Said Nazeer, another Islamabad-based security analyst, said China would not tolerate Indian rule in Indian Ocean.

“China is spending billions of dollars on CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) to get access to Pakistan’s Gwadar seaport, which it will use for business with the Middle East and Africa. Therefore, it would not bear any threats to this project,” Nazeer said, referring to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan worth $64 billion.

Also, Nazeer added, the latest Indian move was direct threat to China in the Indian Ocean which Beijing was using for oil supply.

Samar Mubarik Mund, a Pakistani nuclear scientist who led the team that conducted six successful nuclear tests in May 1998, claims that Islamabad already possesses a “more effective and better” nuclear-powered submarine technology which it developed in 2017.

– Larger international implications

Analysts see a string of economic and political objectives of the big powers behind the latest surge in nuclear arms race in the region.

The U.S. is supporting India in its nuclear pursuance to counter China, which is politically and economically challenging Washington,” Masood said.

Similarly, he added, China wanted to see Pakistan as sufficient in terms of nuclear capability to counter India.

Nazeer shares a similar view.

“China knows that the U.S. is pushing India against it in the region. So in case of any misadventure against Pakistan, Beijing would stand besides Islamabad,” he said, citing several Indian moves foiled by China in the UN Security Council by using its veto in recent years.

China represents Pakistan’s largest defense partner, followed by the U.S. — Islamabad’s ally in the war on terrorism. In July, Pakistan and China signed a multibillion-dollar deal by which Beijing will provide Pakistan’s navy with eight submarines.

Pakistan and India are among a small handful countries with nuclear arsenals. India joined the nuclear club long before Pakistan, in 1974, prompting Islamabad to follow suit.

Pakistan covertly developed its own nuclear capability in the 1980s, when it was an ally of the U.S. in the first Afghan war against the Soviet Union.

It did not conduct any nuclear tests, however, until India carried out a series of tests in 1999. Only three weeks later, Pakistan conducted six successful tests in the remote Chaghi district near the Afghanistan-Iran border, stoking fears of a nuclear war between the longtime rivals.

According to Sweden-based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India currently possesses 80-100 nuclear warheads, while Pakistan holds 90-110.

A number of international think tanks blame China for assisting Pakistan’s nuclear program, claiming that Islamabad’s nuclear arsenal will cross the 200-mark within the next five years.