USGS Evidence Shows Power of the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

New Evidence Shows Power of East Coast Earthquakes
Virginia Earthquake Triggered Landslides at Great Distances
Released: 11/6/2012 8:30:00 AM USGS.govEarthquake shaking in the eastern United States can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought.U.S. Geological Survey scientists found that last year’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia triggered landslides at distances four times farther—and over an area 20 times larger—than previous research has shown.“We used landslides as an example and direct physical evidence to see how far-reaching shaking from east coast earthquakes could be,” said Randall Jibson, USGS scientist and lead author of this study. “Not every earthquake will trigger landslides, but we can use landslide distributions to estimate characteristics of earthquake energy and how far regional ground shaking could occur.”“Scientists are confirming with empirical data what more than 50 million people in the eastern U.S. experienced firsthand: this was one powerful earthquake,” said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. “Calibrating the distance over which landslides occur may also help us reach back into the geologic record to look for evidence of past history of major earthquakes from the Virginia seismic zone.”This study will help inform earthquake hazard and risk assessments as well as emergency preparedness, whether for landslides or other earthquake effects.This study also supports existing research showing that although earthquakes  are less frequent in the East, their damaging effects can extend over a much larger area as compared to the western United States.The research is being presented today at the Geological Society of America conference, and will be published in the December 2012 issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.The USGS found that the farthest landslide from the 2011 Virginia earthquake was 245 km (150 miles) from the epicenter. This is by far the greatest landslide distance recorded from any other earthquake of similar magnitude. Previous studies of worldwide earthquakes indicated that landslides occurred no farther than 60 km (36 miles) from the epicenter of a magnitude 5.8 earthquake.“What makes this new study so unique is that it provides direct observational evidence from the largest earthquake to occur in more than 100 years in the eastern U.S,” said Jibson. “Now that we know more about the power of East Coast earthquakes, equations that predict ground shaking might need to be revised.”It is estimated that approximately one-third of the U.S. population could have felt last year’s earthquake in Virginia, more than any earthquake in U.S. history. About 148,000 people reported their ground-shaking experiences caused by the earthquake on the USGS “Did You Feel It?” website. Shaking reports came from southeastern Canada to Florida and as far west as Texas.In addition to the great landslide distances recorded, the landslides from the 2011 Virginia earthquake occurred in an area 20 times larger than expected from studies of worldwide earthquakes. Scientists plotted the landslide locations that were farthest out and then calculated the area enclosed by those landslides. The observed landslides from last year’s Virginia earthquake enclose an area of about 33,400 km2, while previous studies indicated an expected area of about 1,500 km2from an earthquake of similar magnitude.“The landslide distances from last year’s Virginia earthquake are remarkable compared to historical landslides across the world and represent the largest distance limit ever recorded,” said Edwin Harp, USGS scientist and co-author of this study. “There are limitations to our research, but the bottom line is that we now have a better understanding of the power of East Coast earthquakes and potential damage scenarios.”The difference between seismic shaking in the East versus the West is due in part to the geologic structure and rock properties that allow seismic waves to travel farther without weakening.Learn more about the 2011 central Virginia earthquake.

The Russian Threatens the UK Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

Russia Says it Fired Bombs into the Path of a British Warship Off the Coast of Crimea

But Britain says it never happened.Philippe NaughtonUpdated Jun. 24, 2021 3:43AM ET / Published Jun. 23, 2021 8:08AM ET 

Depending on who you want to believe it was either almost the start of World War III, or just a silly Kremlin PR stunt.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that one of its warplanes had dropped four bombs into the path of a British destroyer, which was also targeted with warning shots from a Russian patrol ship. According to the Russian version of events, the Royal Navy vessel was chased out of Russian territorial waters off Crimea—the rest of the world recognizes those waters as Ukrainian.

“The destroyer had been warned that weapons would be used if it trespasses the border of the Russian Federation. It did not react to the warning,” it said, before noting that the ship had left Russian waters shortly afterward “as a result” of the Russian actions.

On the face of it, this was the most serious maritime spat between the two nuclear powers for decades—except that it may not have even happened.

Reacting to the Russian statement, the British Ministry of Defense said on Twitter that “no warning shots” had been fired at HMS Defender, which had been “conducting innocent passage through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law.”

It went on to suggest that even the bombs—which the Russians described as “high-explosive fragmentation devices”—had been expected, even if they were not welcomed. “We believe the Russians were undertaking a gunnery exercise in the Black Sea and provided the maritime community with prior-warning of their activity. No shots were directed at HMS Defender and we do not recognize the claim that bombs were dropped in her path.”

At the root of the contradiction is the fact that Britain, and her allies including the U.S., have never recognized Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, which they still consider as Ukrainian territory. The waters of Cape Fiolent, a noted Crimean landmark, therefore remain Ukrainian waters under international law.

Defender, a Type 45 guided-missile destroyer, had been with a U.K. carrier group in the Mediterranean but peeled off earlier this month and had just left the Ukrainian port of Odessa, where officers witnessed the signing of a U.K.-Ukrainian naval training deal.

That deal would clearly have irritated Moscow, which disputes Kyiv’s sovereignty over much of its territory and has been fighting an undeclared proxy war in eastern Ukraine for years.

Reporting on Wednesday’s stand-off, the Moscow Times, an independent English-language newspaper, picked up on a news report from the U.S. Naval Institute that someone had faked HMS Defender’s open-source positioning data to make it appear that the British ship and another NATO vessel were sailing directly towards the Sevastopol headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. “Positioning two NATO warships at the entrance of a major Russian naval base would be widely seen as a provocative action, based on conflicting claims of sovereignty,” the American institute reported.

If, as seems likely, it was the Russians that hacked that data to make it appear that Defender’s path was even more “provocative” than might otherwise be considered, then it’s not much of a leap to suggest that today’s near-miss had all been cooked up too—another provocation from the masters of false flag operations.

According to Mark Galeotti, an expert at the U.K.’s Royal United services institute, Defender’s mission to Odessa had been “a political one—about projecting presence, supporting Kiev and reminding Moscow that its annexation was not forgotten or accepted,” he said in a tweet. Moscow had “likewise reacted politically” with the phony GPS signals followed by claims to have driven the Royal Navy ship away from its waters.

The Chinese Nuclear Horn Moves Towards Taiwan: Daniel 7

Brad Lendon and Eric Chan, CNN

According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, 28 Chinese military aircraft arrived in Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday. This is the largest invasion since Jeju began reporting such behavior on a regular basis last year.

Tuesday flights (including fighters, bombers, anti-submarines and airborne early warning aircraft) exceeded their previous peaks. Twenty-five aircraft were reported on April

Beijing claims full Taiwan sovereignty. Taiwan is a democracy of about 24 million people located off the southeastern coast of mainland China, but both countries have been governed separately for over 70 years.

There was no immediate comment from Beijing on Tuesday’s flight, but the news comes after a group of seven (G7) leaders issued a joint statement scolding China on Sunday. About a series of problems He emphasized the importance of peace and stability throughout the Taiwan Strait — China accused it of “slandering.”

But analysts said Tuesday’s flight could have served several purposes for China, giving PLA the PLA’s information and skills that would be needed in potential conflicts involving Taiwan. He said he was demonstrating the strength of China’s PLA to the domestic audience.

According to Timothy Heath, senior defense researcher in Beijing, it also “humiliated rebellion” against Beijing’s claim of sovereignty over Taiwan after the U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane landed in Taipei on June 6. Following what seems to be happening. RAND Corporation think tank.

Landing of foreign military aircraft on land in other countries is strictly regulated by international standards and requires specific permits.

The C-17, which was carrying the Covid vaccine and the US Senate delegation to Taiwan, had no vaccine from Beijing.

Heath said Tuesday’s 28 flights to Taiwan’s air defense identification zone “did China’s military response to the U.S.-Taiwan incident, which Chinese authorities and the media accused of being very provocative. I showed it to the audience. “

“The aggression also informed Taiwan and the United States that China sees military cooperation as a threat,” Heath said.

Drew Thompson, a former Pentagon employee at Singapore’s Lee Quan Yu School of Public Policy, is very unlikely to consolidate 28 complex intrusions in just 48 hours from China’s Beijing-ranked G7 statement. Said.

“Can we quickly get a presidential-level decision in China about something as complicated as that? I doubt it,” Thompson said.

“This is a series of planned exercises, and I think we can probably conclude that the timeline could be tweaked and more aircraft could be added abruptly,” he said. It was.

Taiwan has been dissatisfied with repeated missions by the Chinese Air Force near an island concentrated in the southwestern part of the air defense identification zone near the Taiwan-controlled Platas Islands in recent months.

Thompson said Tuesday’s flight included an airborne early warning aircraft for intelligence gathering. These planes can measure Taiwan’s response and that information may be used when there is potential for future combat missions.

He said the PLA’s flight on Tuesday was compliant with international law because it did not violate Taiwan’s 12 nautical miles of coastal airspace and only invaded the ADIZ, which any country could freely set.

The Federal Aviation Administration has described ADIZ as “a designated area of ​​land or water airspace where the country requires immediate and reliable identification, location, and air traffic control of aircraft for national security.” It is defined.

According to the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, the latest Chinese missions include 14 J-16 fighters and 6 J-11 fighters, 4 H-6 bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, anti-submarines, and electronic warfare. Included an early warning aircraft.

The ministry added that Taiwanese fighters were dispatched to intercept and warn Chinese aircraft, and missile systems were also deployed to monitor them.

Not only did Chinese aircraft fly near the Platas Islands, but some bombers and fighters flew near the bottom of the island in southern Taiwan, according to a map provided by the ministry.

Meir Nuwens, a senior researcher in China’s defense policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said Tuesday’s flight was different from China’s previous invasion of Taiwan’s ADIZ.

“The PLA seemed to have done something new with the aircraft’s configuration and various flight routes, so I put this in testing new skills again and (probably) how many to send a political signal. I have that useful timing, “she said.

China’s Ministry of Defense did not respond to requests for comment.

So far, China has explained the mission needed to protect the sovereignty of the country and deal with the “collusion” between Taipei and Washington, which has no formal diplomatic relations.

China is Taiwan’s most sensitive territorial dispute, explaining the red line that the United States must not cross. We have never abandoned the possibility of using force to ensure final unity.

And China likes to keep guessing its enemies, said Thompson, a former Pentagon official.

“This ambiguity about signaling, timing, packaging, and location makes it a very effective gray zone tool,” says Thompson.

“It says one thing to Japan, another to the United States, another to Taiwan.

“Send different messages to different people, but the common theme is” don’t oppose China “or face serious consequences, he said.

Additional reports by Reuters.

The Antichrist and His Men Seek Political Dominance: Revelation 13

Iraq Shi’ite Militia’s Bloc Seeks Political Dominance

PMF leaders cheer Iran’s election of Raisi as a boostby Jason Ditz Posted onCategoriesNewsTagsIraq

Experts say that the Hashd al-Shaabi bloc, which is both a Shi’ite political group and aligned with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) militias, is fast on its way to becoming the dominant power in Iraqi politics.

The group is closely aligned with factions inside Iran, and is loudly cheering the election of Ebrahim Raisi to that country’s presidency last week, seeing the former judiciary chief as a likely supporter of regional Shi’ite alliances.

They see political gains as virtually inevitable, having integrated the PMF into the military and then focused on making this umbrella of parties a key bloc.

Shi’ite blocs do well in Iraq, of course, and analysts see this group’s Iran ties as giving it an advantage. That could be the case, though protesters have objected to political parties being too beholden to foreign powers, and may prefer more autonomous groups.

Experts say that the real obstacle for the bloc is Moqtada al-Sadr, who has his own independent militia, and his own powerful political bloc. Moving toward future elections, these are the powers likely to remain arrayed against one another.

Gaza Terror Groups Call on Palestinians to Prepare for War Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Hamas leader Yahya Al-Sinwar speaks to the media following a meeting with U.N. mediators, in Gaza City, Monday. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

Gaza Terror Groups Call on Palestinians to ‘Prepare for Military Escalation’

By Yoni WeissWednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:04 am | י”ג תמוז תשפ”א


Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza on Tuesday issued a joint statement, calling on Egyptian and international mediators to pressure Israel to “lift the blockade on Gaza, finalize the rehabilitation matter, and stop the provocations in Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.”

The terrorist groups also called on Palestinians in Yehudah and Shomron, Yerushalayim and within the Green Line to “prepare for a security escalation.”

“The resistance won’t stand idly by in the face of the [Israeli] procrastination. We demand that the mediators pressure Israel to move more quickly to lift the siege on Gaza and finalize the matter of Gaza’s reconstruction,” the groups said.

Earlier Tuesday, sources told the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds that no progress had been made on Gaza and that “Israel continues to drag its feet while displaying a lack of seriousness” in terms of reaching a long-term ceasefire agreement.

“Israel is trying to perpetuate a new equation by pressuring the terrorist organizations in Gaza, and the mediators, by tying all the various issues to one another, including the prisoner exchange, the matter of Gaza’s rehabilitation, fully opening the border crossings and improving the economic situation,” one source said.

Hamas, according to the sources, was in coordination with the other armed factions in Gaza in insisting that these issues be separated.

Increasingly, therefore, it appears Hamas is moving toward another military conflict with the Jewish state, particularly amid the repeated threats by the terrorist group’s leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar.

Speaking to Yisrael Hayom, Maj. Gen. (ret) Amos Gilad believes there is a gap between Israel and Hamas in their understanding of the situation, which could lead to another round of fighting with Gaza.

“You need to understand one fundamental thing when it comes to the worldview of Hamas and its leadership in Gaza and abroad; members of Hamas aspire to one thing only and that is Israel’s destruction, they don’t care how many casualties they sustain, how many Gazans get hurt, what damage they incur along the way. Within this reality, Yahya Sinwar himself has a messianic self-perception; he sees himself as the successor to Salah al-Din,” said Gilad.

Sinwar also considers the latest skirmish with Israel as a huge success, Gilad explained.

“From his perspective, he was able to hit all of Israel, rile up the Arabs in Yehudah and Shomron, and also foment rebellion among the Arabs of Israel. Thus, in his distorted view, Hamas finished the campaign with the upper hand and therefore the organization is taking a very tough stance in the negotiations.

“On the other hand, Israel doesn’t want to destroy Gaza, it wants quiet. Therefore, from its point of view, as long as Hamas isn’t attacking and the residents of Gaza aren’t hungry, the situation is good. And this is the giant gap – Sinwar intends to attack Israel, his warnings are actually serious; while Israel believes Hamas took a significant beating because we hit its defensive tunnels and gained control of the riots on the Temple Mount and across Yehudah and Shomron and Israel,” said Gilad.

“From the Israeli point of view, Hamas will be hurt much worse if it attacks now, because its [missile] factories are already damaged and it will have a much harder time shooting at us. Here too, however, we can see our perceptual discrepancy compared to Hamas, which is why we must be ready for Hamas to act, even if it doesn’t make sense to us,” added Gilad.

In Gilad’s opinion, the equation in Gaza needs to be changed – Israel must respond to incendiary balloon attacks and not allow anything other than humanitarian supplies to enter the territory. “We don’t want there to be hunger [in Gaza], but we aren’t going to allow anything that helps strengthen Hamas. Iran, Hezbollah and every other terrorist entity in the region will also be testing the degree to which we bend to Hamas’s demands,” Gilad said.

Iran will NEVER answer questions on uranium find: Daniel 8

(180918) — VIENNA, Sept. 18, 2018 (Xinhua) — Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi addresses the 62nd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 17, 2018. (Xinhua/IAEA) (wtc)

IAEA head: Iran hasn’t answered questions on uranium find

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): : Iran has failed to answer questions about the discovery of uranium particles at former undeclared sites in the country, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday, calling on Tehran to provide information “without further delay.”

Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has been pushing Iran for answers on three sites dating back many years where inspections had revealed traces of uranium of man-made origin, suggesting they were once connected to Iran’s nuclear program.

The issue is separate from the ongoing negotiations aimed at bringing the United States back into Iran’s 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.

Grossi said in March that Iran had agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery, and said he hoped to “come to some satisfactory outcome” by the time of the IAEA board meeting in June.

But in comments Monday to the IAEA’s board of governors, Grossi said “after many months, Iran has not provided the necessary explanation for the presence of the nuclear material particles at any of the three locations where the agency has conducted complementary accesses.” He said Iran also hasn’t answered questions regarding another undeclared location.

“The lack of progress in clarifying the agency’s questions concerning the correctness and completeness of Iran’s safeguards declarations seriously affects the ability of the agency to provide assurance of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program,” Grossi said.

“For objectivity’s sake, I should say that the Iranian government has reiterated its will to engage and to cooperate and to provide answers, but they haven’t done that so far,” he told reporters later. “So I hope this may change, but as we speak, we haven’t had any concrete progress.”

The Asian Horns Expand Before the First Nuclear War: Revelation 8

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India, China, Pakistan appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals: SIPRI study

By ET News

China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said.

It also said as per its assessment, Russia and the US together possess over 90 percent of the estimated 13,080 global nuclear weapons. China, Pakistan and India had 320, 160 and 150 nuclear warheads respectively as of January last year, the SIPRI’s study said on Monday.

There are nine countries in the world that have nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

“China is in the middle of a significant modernisation and expansion of its nuclear weapon inventory, and India and Pakistan also appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals,” the study said.

It has been more than a year since the military standoff between the armies of India and China erupted in eastern Ladakh on May 5, 2020, during which there were fatalities on both sides for the first time in 45 years.

India and China have made limited progress in achieving disengagement at the Pangong lake area while negotiations for similar steps at other friction points remained deadlocked.