New York Quake Overdue (The Sixth Seal) (Rev 6:12)

New York City Is Overdue For Large Earthquake: Seismologist

New York City could start shaking any minute now.

Won-Young Kim, who runs the seismographic network for the Northeast at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, said the city is well overdue for a big earthquake.

From Metro New York:

The last big quake to hit New York City was a 5.3-magnitude tremor in 1884 that happened at sea in between Brooklyn and Sandy Hook. While no one was killed, buildings were damaged.

Kim said the city is likely to experience a big earthquake every 100 years or so.

“It can happen anytime soon,” Kim said. “We can expect it any minute, we just don’t know when and where.”

New York has never experienced a magnitude 6 or 7 earthquake, which are the most dangerous. But magnitude 5 quakes could topple brick buildings and chimneys.

Seismologist John Armbruster said a magnitude 5 quake that happened now would be more devastating than the one that happened in 1884.

“Today, with so many more buildings and people … we’d see billions in damage,” Armbruster said. “People would probably be killed.”

More shaking before the sixth seal (Revelation 6:12)

PrintMilford Residents Shaken by Earthquake

By Terry Rogers
On Wednesday, November 30 at 4:47 PM, many residents of Milford felt the earth move when an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred just east of Dover. Some reported feeling as if they were off balance, others noticed windows rattling and items on shelves quivering as the earthquake rumbled through the area. According to John Belini, a geophysicist with United States Geographical Services, the agency that tracks and studies earthquakes, people south of Washington DC, New York City and the northwestern tip of Connecticut all felt the rumbling.

Immediately after the earthquake, social media filled with people in the area who felt it. Austin Stewart, from Houston, was in his dorm at Delaware State College and reported that the dorm was “shaking and the floor was wobbling.” Ivy Hinson said she was in Big Lots and they thought the building was going to cave in when the ground began to shake. Many others, however, said they did not feel the earthquake at all.

“That is very possible,” Mr. Belini said. “It all depends on the environment you are in. This was a relatively small quake so if you were in a loud restaurant or a construction area, you probably would not have noticed it. It may have sounded like loud wind or a truck rumbling by.” In fact, Kate David posted on social media that she was unaware it was an earthquake, believing it was just an exceptionally large truck going past her home.

Initially, USGS reported that the earthquake was a magnitude 5.1, but it was later lowered to a 4.1. He said that this is not uncommon as the scientists get more details and data regarding earthquakes. He said there have been no reports of damage, something else that is not unusual due to the size of the earthquake and where the epicenter was located.

The epicenter of the earthquake was six miles east-northeast of Dover in an area that Mr. Belini says appears to be wetlands not far from the Delaware Bay. He said there are farmlands surrounding the location which means there were no buildings to suffer serious damage. He said there are several faults below the surface of the Earth on the east coast and that this earthquake was caused by movement in one of the faults approximately 8.1 kilometers below the surface.

On August 23, 2011, many residents in the area felt an earthquake whose epicenter was five miles south-southwest of Mineral, Virginia. That earthquake was a 5.8 on the Richter scale and caused damage as far away as Washington DC.

USGS asks anyone who felt the earthquake to fill out a “Felt Report” on their website.

Rivals at the first nuclear war (Revelation 8) and Pakistan: Rivals in a nuclear arms race

Zein Basravi

On Sunday, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be handed to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – or ICAN.

In the days leading up to the ceremony in Oslo, Al Jazeera is looking at the nuclear status of a number of countries.

The rivalry between India and Pakistan has been in place since the split that created two separate nations in 1947.

An already violent conflict went nuclear in the 1970s, when both countries tested atomic bombs.

They have been developing new military technology to gain strategic advantage in the region ever since, including nuclear bombs.

Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Islamabad.

North Korea is not a nuclear threat Korea doubts North Korea’s ability to launch nuclear ICBM


South Korean FM doubts N. Korea mastered nuclear ICBM

(CNN)South Korea believes there is “no concrete evidence” that North Korea has mastered the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the country’s foreign minister has told CNN.

Kang Kyung-wha told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview taped Monday that while North Korea’s weapons program had developed far faster than expected, Pyongyang had yet to demonstrate it had achieved some key technical capabilities that would show it could successfully fire a nuclear warhead.

“They haven’t demonstrated their reentry capability,” she said. “They haven’t demonstrated their remote targeting, or the miniaturization that is required to do this.”

Kang admitted that the North Koreans have developed their program at “a pace that’s far faster than many of us have expected — but they have not reached the final completion stage yet.”

“North Korea will never be accepted as a nuclear power,” she said, adding that only a “peaceful resolution” was acceptable.

Some American experts are increasingly suggesting that the only realistic policy toward North Korea is deterrence, as with the former Soviet Union.

“We’re going to have to learn to live with this,” Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey told Amanpour last Wednesday. “We now need to start to look at the situation realistically and realize, even if we can’t achieve denuclearization, we still have interest in having a stable deterrent relationship with North Korea.”

South Korea’s defense ministry determined last week that the missile tested last Wednesday was a new type of ICBM.

“It is clearly different from the Hwasong-14 in terms of the appearance of the warhead, the overall size and the connecting part between the first and second stages,” Col. Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman for South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

Yeo Suk-joo, policy chief for the defense ministry, told South Korean Parliament on Friday that further review was needed to assess the missile’s reentry technology, guidance and warhead operation.

The standoff with North Korea has been marked by an escalating war of words — a war that the American president has been all too happy to engage in.

North Korea, for its part, has called Trump an “old lunatic.”

“We don’t go by the daily comments, we go by the longer-term patterns,” Kang told Amanpour.