The Quakes Preceding the Sixth Seal: Revelation 6:12

East Coast Quakes: What to Know About the Tremors Below

By Meteorologist Dominic Ramunni Nationwide PUBLISHED 7:13 PM ET Aug. 11, 2020 PUBLISHED 7:13 PM EDT Aug. 11, 2020

People across the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic were shaken, literally, on a Sunday morning as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck in North Carolina on August 9, 2020.

Centered in Sparta, NC, the tremor knocked groceries off shelves and left many wondering just when the next big one could strike.

Items lie on the floor of a grocery store after an earthquake on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in North Carolina.

Fault Lines

Compared to the West Coast, there are far fewer fault lines in the East. This is why earthquakes in the East are relatively uncommon and weaker in magnitude.

That said, earthquakes still occur in the East.

According to Spectrum News Meteorologist Matthew East, “Earthquakes have occurred in every eastern U.S. state, and a majority of states have recorded damaging earthquakes. However, they are pretty rare. For instance, the Sparta earthquake Sunday was the strongest in North Carolina in over 100 years.”

While nowhere near to the extent of the West Coast, damaging earthquakes can and do affect much of the eastern half of the country.

For example, across the Tennesse River Valley lies the New Madrid Fault Line. While much smaller in size than those found farther west, the fault has managed to produce several earthquakes over magnitude 7.0 in the last couple hundred years.

In 1886, an estimated magnitude 7.0 struck Charleston, South Carolina along a previously unknown seismic zone. Nearly the entire town had to be rebuilt.


The eastern half of the U.S. has its own set of vulnerabilities from earthquakes.

Seismic waves actually travel farther in the East as opposed to the West Coast. This is because the rocks that make up the East are tens, if not hundreds, of millions of years older than in the West.

These older rocks have had much more time to bond together with other rocks under the tremendous pressure of Earth’s crust. This allows seismic energy to transfer between rocks more efficiently during an earthquake, causing the shaking to be felt much further.

This is why, during the latest quake in North Carolina, impacts were felt not just across the state, but reports of shaking came as far as Atlanta, Georgia, nearly 300 miles away.

Reports of shaking from different earthquakes of similar magnitude.

Quakes in the East can also be more damaging to infrastructure than in the West. This is generally due to the older buildings found east. Architects in the early-to-mid 1900s simply were not accounting for earthquakes in their designs for cities along the East Coast.

When a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Virginia in 2011, not only were numerous historical monuments in Washington, D.C. damaged, shaking was reported up and down the East Coast with tremors even reported in Canada.


There is no way to accurately predict when or where an earthquake may strike.

Some quakes will have a smaller earthquake precede the primary one. This is called a foreshock.

The problem is though, it’s difficult to say whether the foreshock is in fact a foreshock and not the primary earthquake. Only time will tell the difference.

The United State Geological Survey (USGS) is experimenting with early warning detection systems in the West Coast.

While this system cannot predict earthquakes before they occur, they can provide warning up to tens of seconds in advance that shaking is imminent. This could provide just enough time to find a secure location before the tremors begin.

Much like hurricanes, tornadoes, or snowstorms, earthquakes are a natural occuring phenomenon that we can prepare for.

The USGS provides an abundance of resources on how to best stay safe when the earth starts to quake.

The Growing Iranian Nuclear Horn: Daniel 8

New Iran underground nuclear workshop

New Iran underground nuclear workshop

Iran’s Natanz nuclear site. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

JEDDAH: Iran has started making components for centrifuges to enrich uranium at a new workshop in its underground nuclear site at Natanz, the UN atomic watchdog said Thursday.
The new workshop replaces a facility in Karaj, near Tehran, after a sabotage attack there last year that was widely attributed to Israel.
Tehran has since been seeking to ensure greater security for such sites.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said it had installed surveillance cameras at the new site this week, and removed the seals from the machines.
However, under an agreement with Iran struck more than a year ago, the IAEA does not have access to the data collected by cameras and other monitoring equipment at centrifuge workshops.
The new workshop raises questions about Iran’s plans for the manufacture of advanced centrifuges — machines that produce enriched uranium much faster than the first-generation machines it was restricted to using under its 2015 deal with major powers.
It is now enriching with hundreds of advanced centrifuges, some of them enriching to a purity of up to 60 percent, close to the 90 percent that is weapons grade. That is far above the 3.67 percent cap imposed by the deal and the 20 percent it had achieved before the deal.
Iran has also moved some of the Karaj workshop’s activities to another site at Isfahan, and the IAEA has set up cameras there. If Isfahan went into operation, it would increase Tehran’s capacity to produce advanced centrifuge parts.

Desperation with the Russian Nuclear Horn

CIA chief: Putin ‘desperation’ raises nuclear risk

CIA Director William Burns acknowledged on Thursday that his agency was watching “very intently” the threat of President Vladimir Putin’s willingness to use tactical or low-yield nuclear weapons as Russia continues its war in Ukraine. Speaking to an audience at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Burns said that “potential desperation” from the Russian leadership to portray a victory in Ukraine increases the risk to the use of nuclear weapons. “None of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or low yield nuclear weapons,” Burns said. “We don’t.” Burns added that so far, he had seen no “practical evidence” that would suggest such a move was imminent. He was answering a question posed by former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn. Nunn was instrumental in creating a program that brought nuclear weapons out of Ukraine and other former Soviet states.

UK Upgrades Her Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

 The B61-12 guided nuclear bomb being taken for a flight test at the Nevada Test and Training Range. Screencapture of US Air Force Video by SSgt. Cody Griffith

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NATO has added the UK to the list of countries where military infrastructure is being upgraded for nuclear weapons storage, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) revealed citing the US administration’s 2023 defense budget request.

The list further includes Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey, together hosting about 100 nuclear bombs in six US air bases, according to a FAS estimate.

US Air Base at RAF Lakenheath to Be Upgraded

The list didn’t specify the UK location where the upgrade is underway as part of a 13-year investment program.

However, the FAS estimated it as the US Air Base at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in southeast England, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of London.

The US Air Base used to have 33 underground storage vaults for nuclear weapons in the 1990s, and by the early 2000s, the vaults had 110 B61 gravity bombs for delivery by F-15E aircraft of the 48th Fighter Wing.

By 2008, the bombs were withdrawn following similar withdrawals from USAF bases in Germany and Greece in 2005 and 2001. At the time, it was believed the bombs had become “militarily obsolete,” giving rise to the hope of larger nuclear disarmament, The Guardian wrote.

It was the first time since 1954 that the US didn’t host a nuclear weapon in the UK. 

More Sophisticated US Nuclear Response

Citing the director of the nuclear information project at the FAS, Hans KristensenThe Guardian argued that the site upgrade will afford “more flexibility to move the nuclear weapons around Europe.”

“One of the things they have talked about is protecting the deterrent against Russia’s improved cruise missiles capabilities,” Kristensen said.

“So they could be trying to beef up the readiness of more sites without them necessarily receiving nukes, so that they have the options to move things around in a contingency if they need to.”

Expanding US Nuclear in European

However, the war in Ukraine, which saw the Russian leadership using nuclear threat to keep NATO out of the conflict, is a setback to the nuclear disarmament. 

The upgrade takes place at a time when Lakenheath air base has begun hosting the nuclear-capable F-35A Lightning aircraft, beginning December.

A total of 24 F-35As will be based as part of the 495th Fighter Squadron of the 48th Fighter Wing.

Moreover, the upgraded version of the B61, the B61-12, has entered production and could begin to be shipped to Europe from 2023.

The lower yield, guidance system-equipped B61-12 is more accurate and reliable than its predecessor which allows the US Air Force to deploy it for “low-yield nuclear attack, earth-penetrating strikes, above surface detonation, and bunker-buster explosions.”

According to National Interest, a lower yield nuclear bomb could work as a “possible deterrence against a more limited or tactical nuclear strike.”

The Iranian Horn Threatens Israel: Daniel 8

Iran Revolutionary Guard says it will confront Israel ‘wherever it feels necessary’

IRGC’s Quds Force commander claims ‘the destruction of Israel is gaining ground’

By TOI STAFF and AGENCIES14 April 2022, 4:00 pm  

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Maj. Gen. Esmail Ghaani is seen in this undated photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Esmail Ghaani, who heads Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, said Thursday the Islamic Republic will confront Israel “wherever it feels necessary,” according to a report by the semi-official Nour News agency.

“Wherever we identify a Zionist threat, we will harshly confront them,” said Ghaani, whose militia is the IRGC’s operational arm beyond Iran’s borders. “They are too small to confront us,” he claimed, according to Reuters.

The Quds Force commander — who succeeded Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a US drone strike in January 2020 — said “the destruction of [Israel] is gaining ground” and promised to provide support to any group fighting the “Zionist regime,” the report said.

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Last month, the IRGC took responsibility for a number of missiles fired toward several locations in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil, including what it claimed was an Israeli “strategic center.”

According to the Guard’s statement, the attack appeared to be in retaliation for the deaths of two IRGC commanders in an alleged Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital Damascus a week earlier.

Later that month, a high-ranking Iranian general warned that Tehran would take immediate revenge if Israel kills any of its soldiers.

A house damaged by an Iranian ballistic missile attack is seen in Erbil, Iraq, on March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahmed Mzoori, Metrography, File)

The IRGC has become the center of an ongoing debate between Iran and the US as part of the negotiations for restoring the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Tehran has demanded that the IRGC be removed from the US Foreign Terrorist Organizations list as a condition for restoring the agreement, going as far as threatening to risk negotiations as a whole.

Concern Over the Pakistani Nuclear Horn: Daniel 8

Pakistan: Imran Khan Raises Concerns Over Nuclear Assets Safety Under New Regime, Army Dismisses Claims

Pakistan: Imran Khan Raises Concerns Over Nuclear Assets Safety Under New Regime, Army Dismisses Claims

Khan had raised questions on the the country’s establishment and questioned if the people who were brought to power as part of a “conspiracy” can safeguard the country’s nuclear programme

By: ABP News Bureau | Updated : 15 Apr 2022 08:22 AM (IST)

New Delhi: Pakistani Army on Thursday refuted allegations of former Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding concerns over the country’s capability to safeguard its nuclear assets.

Responding to the allegations, Major General Babar Iftikhar, the Director-General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)- the media wing of the Pakistan army- completely dismissed Khan’s the concerns stating that Pakistan’s nuclear assets do not belong to just one individual.

Addressing a roadshow in Peshawar on Wednesday, Khan had raised questions on the the country’s establishment and questioned if the people who were brought to power as part of a “conspiracy” can safeguard the country’s nuclear programme.

“The conspiracy under which these people were brought to power, I ask my institutions, is our nuclear program which is in their hands, can they protect it?” Khan said.

Since the Opposition rallied for his outser, the former Prime Minister have been claiming that the action was part of a foreign conspiracy hatched by the US over its resentment on Khan’s Moscow visit on the eve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine so that it could ‘forgive’ Pakistan.

Khan, who pointed out at the US during the Peshawar rally said, “America, we don’t need your apology… who are you to forgive us? You are accustomed to these slaves, these Sharifs, these Zardaris.”

“Is the nuclear program safe in the hands of these robbers, whose money is outside?” Imran Khan further added.

Addressing the country’s institutions again, he said, “Aren’t you putting the safety of Pakistanis in the hands of these thieves, have you no fear of God?”

What is Pakistan’s Army stance?

Pakistan Army has dismissed Khan’s allegations. “There is no such threat to our nuclear program and we should not bring it up in our political discussions,” DG-ISPIR, Gen Iftikhar said.

“Our program is at such a place that our command and control mechanism, asset security is one of the best in international evaluation,” he added.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan in a tweet on Thursday extended thanks to all those who attended his Peshawar rally to “reject the US-initiated regime change” in Pakistan.

“Want to thank all those who came to our jalsa in Peshawar making it a mammoth & historic jalsa. The passion & commitment crowd showed in support of an indep sovereign Pak & their total rejection of US-initiated regime change bringing to power criminals, shows where nation stands,” Imran Khan said in a tweet.

Russia Scares off the Baltic States

Russia Warns Sweden, Finland Of Consequences If They Join NATO

Russia Warns Sweden, Finland Of Consequences If They Join NATO

Russia-Ukraine War: Finland said this week it will decide whether to apply for NATO membership within weeks, and Sweden is also discussing joining the alliance.

WorldAgence France-PresseUpdated: April 15, 2022 4:46 pm IST

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia’s Maria Zakharova said that it is unlikely to contribute to their prestige.


Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday warned of unspecified “consequences” should Finland and Sweden join the US-led NATO defence alliance, after Moscow sent troops into Ukraine.

Moscow’s military actions in Ukraine have sparked a dramatic U-turn in public and political opinion in both Finland and Sweden over long-held policies of military non-alignment.

Finland said this week it will decide whether to apply for NATO membership within weeks, and Sweden is also discussing joining the alliance.

“The choice is up to the authorities of Sweden and Finland. But they should understand the consequences of such a step for our bilateral relations and for the architecture of European security as a whole,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement.

She added that Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO is “unlikely to contribute to strengthening (their) international prestige”.

Zakharova said that the non-alignment policy of the two countries “provided a reliable level of security”, while membership in a military alliance is “not capable of strengthening their national security”.

“They will automatically find themselves on the NATO frontline,” Zakharova said.

Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that Russia would deploy nuclear weapons close to the three Baltic states and Scandinavia if Finland or Sweden decided to join.

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