The Sixth Seal: More Than Just Manhattan (Revelation 6:12)

New York, NY – In a Quake, Brooklyn Would Shake More Than Manhattan
By Brooklyn Eagle
New York, NY – The last big earthquake in the New York City area, centered in New York Harbor just south of Rockaway, took place in 1884 and registered 5.2 on the Richter Scale.Another earthquake of this size can be expected and could be quite damaging, says Dr. Won-Young Kim, senior research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
And Brooklyn, resting on sediment, would shake more than Manhattan, built on solid rock. “There would be more shaking and more damage,” Dr. Kim told the Brooklyn Eagle on Wednesday.
If an earthquake of a similar magnitude were to happen today near Brooklyn, “Many chimneys would topple. Poorly maintained buildings would fall down – some buildings are falling down now even without any shaking. People would not be hit by collapsing buildings, but they would be hit by falling debris. We need to get some of these buildings fixed,” he said.
But a 5.2 is “not comparable to Haiti,” he said. “That was huge.” Haiti’s devastating earthquake measured 7.0.
Brooklyn has a different environment than Haiti, and that makes all the difference, he said. Haiti is situated near tectonic plate.
“The Caribbean plate is moving to the east, while the North American plate is moving towards the west. They move about 20 mm – slightly less than an inch – every year.” The plates are sliding past each other, and the movement is not smooth, leading to jolts, he said.
While we don’t have the opportunity for a large jolt in Brooklyn, we do have small, frequent quakes of a magnitude of 2 or 3 on the Richter Scale. In 2001 alone the city experienced two quakes: one in January, measuring 2.4, and one in October, measuring 2.6. The October quake, occurring soon after Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, “caused a lot of panic,” Dr. Kim said.
“People ask me, ‘Should I get earthquake insurance?’ I tell them no, earthquake insurance is expensive. Instead, use that money to fix chimneys and other things. Rather than panicky preparations, use common sense to make things better.”
Secure bookcases to the wall and make sure hanging furniture does not fall down, Dr. Kim said. “If you have antique porcelains or dishes, make sure they’re safely stored. In California, everything is anchored to the ground.”
While a small earthquake in Brooklyn may cause panic, “In California, a quake of magnitude 2 is called a micro-quake,” he added.

The devastating winds of God‘s wrath: Jeremiah 23

Satellite view of Hurricane Delta over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. (NASA)

Hurricane Delta stats: Peak winds, rain and surge in record-setting season – The Washington Post

October 12, 2020 at 1:06 PM EDT

Just when the record-setting 2020 Atlantic hurricane season seemed like it couldn’t get any worse, Hurricane Delta exploded in the northwest Caribbean one week ago, plotting a devastating course from the Yucatán Peninsula to the northern Gulf Coast. It crashed into Cancún and Cozumel on Wednesday before regrouping over the Gulf of Mexico and slamming into storm-weary Louisiana on Friday night. This was the second hurricane strike in six weeks in southwest Louisiana.

Residents from Lake Charles to Lafayette now find themselves cleaning up from yet another vicious storm, a process that will take months or longer to complete.

Louisiana officials survey hurricane’s devastation and wonder how much federal aid they can expect

Here are the numbers that help tell the story of Delta, and its effects on a storm-weary region.

13 miles: The distance between Category 2 Delta’s landfall in Creole, La., at 7 p.m. Friday, and Category 4 Hurricane Laura’s landfall in Cameron, La., on Aug. 27.

43 days: The interval between Hurricane Laura’s landfall and Hurricane Delta.

Hurricane Laura by the numbers

10th U.S. landfall: Delta became the 10th named storm to hit the United States in 2020, the most ever recorded in a single year, surpassing the nine that hit land in 1916. Few locations along the U.S. and Atlantic Gulf Coasts have remained untouched.

101 mph: While Delta was less ferocious than Laura when it crashed ashore, its damaging winds were more widespread and packed a wallop. Some of the strongest gusts were observed to the west of the center, which is somewhat unusual. A top gust to 101 mph was recorded at Texas Point, at the state border with Louisiana.

A number of gusts exceeding 90 mph were clocked in Delta’s landfall zone. Lake Charles gusted to 95 mph after enduring a gust to 137 mph during Laura.

680,000: At their peak, nearly 700,000 customers in Louisiana lost electricity. Although high winds from Delta weren’t quite as intense as those from Laura, they covered more ground and resulted in more extensive power outages. However, because the damage to utility lines was less severe from Delta, crews have been able to restore electricity more quickly. As of Monday morning, just 188,000 customers were without power.

In addition to the Louisiana outages, more than 100,000 customers lost power in Texas and about 70,000 in Mississippi for a total of over 850,000 customers overall.

9,000: More than 9,000 Louisianans remain in shelters, most of them having been displaced by Laura.

9.3 feet: At Freshwater Canal Locks, La., located south-southwest of Lafayette, La., the surge, or storm-driven rise in ocean water, reached 9.3 feet. This validated the National Hurricane Center’s forecast for a peak surge of seven to 11 feet.

Observed water levels at Freshwater Canal Locks during Hurricane Delta. (NOAA)

Because the peak surge coincided with low tide, that equated to 8.32 feet of inundation above ground level. This water level is the highest on record at this location, exceeding the 8.02 feet during Hurricane Ike in 2008.

The 9.3-foot surge at Freshwater Canal Locks is just one data point and it’s likely a higher maximum surge occurred elsewhere. Additional surge numbers will become available after the National Hurricane Center examines all data.

One month after Laura made landfall, the Hurricane Center found it produced a 17.2-foot surge in Rutherford Beach, La., which is about 50 miles to the west of Freshwater Canal Locks.

17.57 inches: Although Delta moved along at a speedy clip when it made landfall, portions of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi saw at least six to 12 inches of rain. The Calcasieu Parish Police, just to the northwest of the storm track, recorded 17.57 inches.

Numerous locations picked up 12 to 15 inches, after many parts of Louisiana had received similar rainfall totals from Laura.

3.5 million people: Within Delta’s swath of torrential rainfall, a sizable chunk of Louisiana as well as parts of surrounding states received at least five inches of rain. Persistent, heavy rain bands even impacted northeast Georgia and the Atlanta metro area. In the end, at least 3.5 million people saw five inches of rain.

25: When it formed one week ago, Delta became the earliest 25th named storm in the Atlantic on record by more than a month. It marked the fourth storm drawn from the Greek alphabet, as the 21 names from the conventional storm list had been used up.

1st Greek-alphabet hurricane: When Delta made landfall in Louisiana, it marked the first time a hurricane named from the Greek alphabet had struck the United States.

1964: The last time Louisiana saw a Category 2 or stronger storm make landfall in October.

2005: The last time Louisiana had two or more landfalling hurricanes in the same year. That occurred when the infamous combo of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit (Cindy also struck earlier in the season). Additionally, Delta was the fourth named storm to make landfall in the state this year — along with Cristobal, Laura and Marco — which ties 2002 for the most on record.

36 hours: The time it took Delta to strengthen from a tropical depression with 35-mph winds to a Category 4 hurricane (with 145 mph winds) while in the northwest Caribbean, a rate faster than any previous storm on record.

Such rapid intensification is becoming more common in a warming world, as ocean temperatures increase from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere owing to human activity.

A journey inside Hurricane Delta’s assault on Louisiana

17: Delta likely became 2020′s 17th billion-dollar weather disaster in the United States, a record. Through September, 16 billion-dollar weather disasters had occurred this year, tying the record number from 2011 and 2017. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2020 is the sixth year in a row with at least 10 billion-dollar weather disasters.

2020’s billion-dollar weather disasters through September. Map does not include Hurricane Delta. (NOAA)

Three storms: If 2020 produces three more named storms in the Atlantic, it will tie 2005 for the most on record at 28. With some signs already pointing to more storm activity, and six weeks officially remaining in the hurricane season, that record seems within reach.

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What is Wrong with Our President?

Trump says Iran is on notice not to ‘f**k around’ with US

President Donald Trump says ‘you don’t see terror’ in Middle East because of his sanctions against Iran

US President Donald Trump talked up his Iran policy in a profanity-laden tirade on Friday, telling conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh that Tehran knows the consequences of undermining the United States.

“Iran knows that, and they’ve been put on notice: if you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before,” Trump said.

During a 90-minute interview where he mostly raged against his Democratic rivals, Trump promoted his foreign policy record, including relations with China, before shifting focus to Iran.

New deal with Iran?

The US president reiterated his pledge to secure a new agreement with the Islamic Republic if reelected. “If I win, we’ll have a great deal with Iran within one month,” said Trump, stressing that Iranian leaders are “dying” to have him lose.

Limbaugh, seemingly unsettled by the prospect of diplomacy with Iran, blurting out: “A deal on what?” interrupting the president. 

“No nuclear weapons,” said Trump, who pulled the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), had seen Iran scale back its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against its economy.

With the rigorous international inspection regime implemented by the JCPOA, proponents of the deal say the agreement would have ensured that Iran did not acquire a nuclear weapon.

“He’s desperate to try to win this election, so he’s trying to be the tough guy again,” said Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council.

But what’s more concerning than the president’s rhetoric is his policies, Slavin added.

Earlier this week, the US Treasury Department announced a new wave of sanctions against Iran’s financial sector, including several private banks – measures that critics say may worsen foreign currency shortages and usher in a humanitarian crisis.

Slavin said Trump’s entire approach to Iran is “sanctions and more sanctions”.

But US administration officials and Trump supporters insist that the sanctions are working. Trump, who has been recovering from the coronavirus while tweeting incessantly about various subjects, told Limbaugh on Friday that Iran has become a “very poor nation” because of his policies.

“You don’t see the terror the way you used to see the terror, and they know if they do anything against us, they’ll pay,” the president said.

‘Sadistic streak’

Ryan Costello, policy director at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), said that while the Iranian economy is struggling under sanctions, there is no evidence that Tehran is sending less money to its regional proxies and allies or spending less on its military.

“Their talking points don’t seem to add up. I think you can take as much money as you want out of the Iranian economy and continue to double down on threats… Iran is just going to divert its resources to defence and so forth,” Costello told MEE.

Slavin echoed his comment on the efficacy of sanctions. Asked if Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is working, Slavin said: “It depends on what the goal is.” 

“If the goal is simply to make 80 million people miserable, they’ve succeeded brilliantly. If the goal is to make Iran change its policies in the region, they’ve totally failed,” she told MEE.

“It shows not just the lack of imagination, but a real sadistic streak, a willingness to penalise an entire country for the actions of a government that those people don’t control.”

The Iranian nuclear horn advances: Daniel 8

Iran to advance its defense might despite US ‘pratings’

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted that the country will continue the path of boosting its defense power despite ‘pratings’ of the American officials.

Mehr News Agency

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted that the country will continue the path of boosting its defense power despite ‘pratings’ of the American officials.

The Leader made the remarks while addressing a joint graduation ceremony of students of Army, IRGC, and Police through video conference.

“Studying in universities of our armed forces is one of the most valuable acts, why? Because by studying in these universities, our young people will join the armed forces that ensure the security of the country and security is a very fundamental value and a vital element for the country; Because without security, all the important values of the country will be disrupted including welfare, justice, education and other important values,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.

He also went on to hail the armed forces’ services to people including their help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

“Defensive power is one of the pillars of national authority; If we consider at least three main pillars for this authority, these three pillars are ‘economic strength and stability’, ‘cultural power’ and ‘defense might’,” said the Leader.

“Defensive power is vital to the authority of a nation. If nations do not have this defensive might, those who are used to attacking on and interfering in other countries, such as the United States and some other countries, will not leave them alone and will attack everything as what is happening today to some countries,” he added.

Noting that the reason for the ‘pratings’ of American officials about Iran’s defense, missile and regional capabilities is the accurate and rational calculations of the Islamic Republic to achieve these capabilities, and added “These nonsense remarks are due to their fear and backwardness in this area. But regardless of this propaganda, the rational computation system must be maintained, and thanks to God, the Islamic Republic will continue to advance in all these areas.”

“At times enemy conceals its military threat to take by surprise, at times it exaggerates its threat 10x over to scare its target. One should see a threat in its true size. We must also identify and strengthen our own potentials. “Prepare against them what force you can,” Quran 8:60.”

“We have economic problems that are all resolvable. The remedy to these problems is relying on domestic production and removing loopholes such as smuggling, reckless imports, and financial corruption. These loopholes prevent the efforts made from achieving the desired results,” Ayatollah Khamenei was quoted as saying by his press service.

“The US President happily says that by imposing maximum pressure and sanctions, they have disrupted Iran’s economy. Only reprobates like him take pride in committing crimes against a nation.”

He stressed, “Today the US is in a dire situation due to its budget deficit of billions of dollars and also due to the existence of tens of millions of hungry people below the poverty line. However, with God’s grace, the Iranian nation will overcome the problems it is facing with the power of its faith, its national determination and despite the foolish desires of the vicious, treacherous, criminal politicians in the US. And they will use the sanctions as a means for strengthening the economy of the country.”

He emphasized that the remedy for the country’s problems lies inside the country and added, “Although many of our problems are related to international issues, their remedy exists inside the country. The remedy consists of relying on correct calculations, adopting the right outlook concerning the affairs of the country and the region, and benefiting from wisdom, diligence and firm determination. The remedy should not be sought outside the country because we will not gain anything from foreigners. Moreover, the commotion created by the thugs dominating the US nation should not occupy anyone’s thoughts.”

In expressing his gratitude to the health and medical professionals and to the devoted physicians and nurses, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the causalities resulting from the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country are truly painful. He demanded that obeying the regulations in dealing with this disease should be made mandatory.

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World War 3 fears EXPLODE: Revelation 16

World War 3 fears EXPLODE – Pakistan warns India is planning attack with new fighter jets

PAKISTAN has said India is planning a military operation just a few weeks after New Delhi introduced new fighter jets into its Air Force.

By MANON DARK

Pakistan’s Air Force Marshal, Mujahid Anwar Khan, claimed India is planning an offensive in an attempt to spread conflict. He expressed his fears while speaking at the Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies in Pakistan.

Mr Khan said that Indian forces will come within 5 kilometres to prove their dominance in the air.

He added that India will attempt to inflect “conflict beyond Kashmir and at international border”.

The Air Marshal said: “I would imagine India offensive in 18-24 months.

“As it received a sizeable number meteor equipped Rafale from France.

India introduced the new Rafale jets into its Air Force earlier this month (Image: getty)

Mujahid Anwar Khan claimed India is planning an offensive (Image: getty)

“Only this time she will enter deeper than 5 kilometres and engage multiple targets to stamp its superiority in the aerospace domain.

“I imagine India’s willingness to spread the conflict in the air beyond Kashmir and possibly at the international border.”

Mr Khan’s statement comes just a few days after Indian Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria told a press conference about the induction of the new fighter jets.

India introduced the new Rafale jets into its Air Force earlier this month.

India said it was ready to handle a possible two-front war with China and Pakistan (Image: getty)

The Indian Air Chief Marshal said the country was ready to handle a possible two-front war with China and Pakistan.

He said: “The integration of Rafales brings in a platform which is way ahead and would give us an edge and capability to strike first and deep.

“Indian Air Force is ready for any possible conflict including a two-front war.”

He added: “Our position as a credible combat-ready force is vital, given the role Air Force will play towards ensuring victory in any future conflict.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (Image: getty)

“The emerging threat scenario in our neighbourhood and beyond mandates need to have a robust capability to fight across the entire spectrum of warfare.

“I can share with you with confidence that operationally, we are amongst the best.”

Mr Bhadauria also spoke about India’s ongoing standoff with China.

He said: “The talks towards disengagement, followed by de-escalation, are on. We hope that the talks will progress along the lines that are expected.”

Mr Bhadauria also insisted that the Indian Air Force is “well-positioned” for any conflict.

The largest militaries in the world (Image: Express.co.uk)

Last year, Pakistan said it shot down two Indian military jets in an attack over Kashmir.

The two sides both claim the whole of Kashmir as its territory but only control parts of it.

The aerial attacks across the border in Kashmir were the first since a war in 1971.

Last year, India formally divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two federally-administered territories.

It was part of a move to tighten India’s control over the part of Kashmir it controls.

Antichrist’s men announce conditional ceasefire against US troops

Iraqi militias announce conditional ceasefire against US troops

Damaged military vehicles in the aftermath of US air strikes at a militarised zone in the Jurf Al Sakhr area in Iraq’s Babylon province controlled by Kataib Hezbollah. AFP

Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq will stop launching rockets at US troops and personnel if the government presents a timetable for a full withdrawal of American troops, an official said on Sunday.

“The factions presented a conditional ceasefire,” Mohammed Mohi, spokesman for the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah group, told Reuters.

“It includes all factions of the [anti-US] resistance, including those who have been targeting US forces.”

The militias did not give the government a deadline to implement the decision, Mr Mohi said.

But they said: “If America insists on staying and doesn’t respect the Parliament’s decision, then the factions will use all the weapons at their disposal.”

Attacks on US forces and diplomats with Katyusha rockets had been merely a “message that you’re not welcome in the country” and that worse attacks could follow, Mr Mohi said.

The US has maintained a troop presence in Iraq for 17 years, since almost 150,000 US troops were sent to remove dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.

At its peak, the US had 170,000 troops in Iraq, Congressional Research Service figures show.

An image provided by the US Department of Defence shows target sites to be hit in air strikes in Iraq on March 13, 2020. US Department of Defence via AP

In 2011, president Barack Obama withdrew most US troops from the country, only to send thousands three years later to fight ISIS.

As of January this year, 5,000 soldiers remained.

US troops have faced several attacks in Iraq during the past year. It blamed them on Iran-backed militias.

Most recently, an explosion on Sunday was aimed at an international coalition convoy between the southern cities of Samawah and Diwaniyah, local news reports said.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Washington has reportedly warned Baghdad that it would close its embassy in the capital until the government reined in armed groups supported by Iran.

One of the challenges is the internal divisions within the militias and the Popular Mobilisation Units, an umbrella group of paramilitaries, said Renad Mansour, senior research fellow and Iraq expert for London’s Chatham House.

“There have been efforts behind the scenes to centralise these groups or at least the command structure, and that’s been one of the biggest challenges,” Mr Mansour told The National.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi and other politicians have faced pressure to stop attacks on US personnel, so the proposed ceasefire is most likely part of those efforts, he said.

For years, Iraq has been caught in a tug-of-war between its two main allies, Iran and the US – arch-rivals whose relations have crumbled since Washington pulled out of a nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran in 2018.

Tension between Tehran and Washington rose after a US strike killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi Al Muhandis in Baghdad in January.

Since then, the Iraqi government has faced domestic pressure to have foreign troops to leave the country.

Parliament voted in January for the departure of forces, a bill that was followed by a slow withdrawal of US and other coalition troops.

The militia official said Parliament must implement the resolution on which it voted this year.

Populist cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, who is followed by millions of Shiites in the country, proposed a joint committee with the government, Parliament and security forces to look at halting attacks on diplomats.

“Given the seriousness of the security situation that threatens the country’s present and future, we find it is an urgent interest to form a committee of security, military and parliamentary nature,” said Mr Al Sadr, who led the Mahdi army that fought foreign troops in Iraq after the 2003 US-led invasion.

Updated: October 12, 2020 12:11 PM

Israeli Soldiers Detain Dozens outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Israeli forces detained several Palestinian civilians from various parts of the West Bank, over night Friday, including 12 from Hebron, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

It said Israeli forces detained 12 Palestinian civilians from the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, namely;

Yaqoub Abu Hadid,

Bassam Zughair,

Nadim Amjad Telhami,

Muhammad Fayez Yunus,

Muhammad Murshid Rajoub,

Ghadanfar Eichmann Abu Atwan,

Amjad Al Nammoura,

Raafat Abu Sebaa,

Muhammad Baradei,

Ali Baradei,

Siraj Ishaq Abu Hashhash, and

Muhammad Fawzi Al-Wawi.

From the northern occupied West Bank city of Tubas, Israeli soldiers detained;

Mu’tasim Ahmad Daraghmeh, and

Ahed Abd al-Karim Daraghmeh.

Three young men were detained from Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, namely;

Muhammad Ramzi Khalil Huwail, 18,

Muhammad Abdullah Stiti, 19, and

Muhammad Munther Ja`ais, 19.

One Palestinian young man, named Hisham Bashiti, was detained from the central West Bank city of occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli troops also detained three Palestinians from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, namely;

Abdullah Bashkar,

Muntasir Khader Najjar, 26, and

Abdullah Khaled Al-Selwadi.

Israeli forces detained three young Palestinian men in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Friday, Quds News Network reported.

The sources said Israeli soldiers, at the separation fence on the eastern edge of Khan Younis, detained three Palestinian civilians for being in the area.

No further information was available at the time of this report.

In related news, Israeli forces, Saturday, detained a Palestinian farmer and international solidarity activists, west of Salfit, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

International activists were reported to be helping with the olive harvesting on Amer Abu Hajleh’s land, near the illegal Yakir Israeli settlement, in the northern occupied West Bank.