The science behind the sixth seal: Revelation 6:12

The science behind the earthquake that shook Southern New England

Did you feel it? At 9:10 am EST Sunday morning, a Magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck just south of Bliss Corner, Massachusetts, which is a census-designated place in Dartmouth. If you felt it, report it!

While minor earthquakes do happen from time to time in New England, tremors that are felt by a large number of people and that cause damage are rare.

Earthquake Report

The earthquake was originally measured as a magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale by the United States Geological Surgey (USGS) before changing to a 3.6.

Earthquakes in New England and most places east of the Rocky Mountains are much different than the ones that occur along well-known fault lines in California and along the West Coast.

Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts fall nearly in the center of the North American Plate, one of 15 (seven primary, eight secondary) that cover the Earth.

Earth’s tectonic plates

Tectonic plates move ever-so-slowly, and as they either push into each other, pull apart, or slide side-by-side, earthquakes are possible within the bedrock, usually miles deep.

Most of New England’s and Long Island’s bedrock was assembled as continents collided to form a supercontinent 500-300 million years ago, raising the northern Appalachian Mountains.

Plate tectonics (Courtesy: Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Fault lines left over from the creation of the Appalachian Mountains can still lead to earthquakes locally, and many faults remain undetected. According to the USGS, few, if any, earthquakes in New England can be linked to named faults.

While earthquakes in New England are generally much weaker compared to those on defined fault lines, their reach is still impressive. Sunday’s 3.6 was felt in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Hampshire.

USGS Community Internet Intensity Map

While M 3.6 earthquakes rarely cause damage, some minor cracks were reported on social media from the shaking.

According to the USGS, moderately damaging earthquakes strike somewhere in the region every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt roughly twice a year.

The largest known New England earthquakes occurred in 1638 (magnitude 6.5) in Vermont or New Hampshire, and in 1755 (magnitude 5.8) offshore from Cape Ann northeast of Boston.

The most recent New England earthquake to cause moderate damage occurred in 1940 (magnitude 5.6) in central New Hampshire.

Hamas escalation outside the Temple Walls will bear a heavy price: Revelation 11

Illustrative: Then-US vice president Joe Biden waving as he boards his plane at Ben Gurion Airport after a two-day visit in Israel on March 10, 2016. (Matty Stern/US Embassy of Tel Aviv)

Hamas escalation during Biden visit will bear a heavy price, Israel said to warn

Officials in terror group say Israel threatened to go back on economic incentives offered to Gaza, insist its actions ‘are in accordance with Palestinian interests’

By TOI staffToday, 3:30 pm

Hamas officials said Tuesday that Israel warned the Gaza-based terror group that any escalation of violence during US President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel this week will come with a heavy price, according to a report by the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al Akhbar.

According to the report, Israel conveyed the message through Egyptian and Qatari mediators and threatened that such provocation would lead to a severe response.

Specifically, Hamas claimed that Israel threatened to go back on recent economic incentives offered to residents of the Gaza Strip.

“Actions taken on behalf of the Palestinian people’s resistance are in accordance with Palestinian interests and have nothing to do with the visit of any individual to the region,” Hamas said in a statement, according to the Ynet news outlet.

Last month, Israel said it would move to increase the number of work permits for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to 14,000. The Defense Ministry signed off on a tentative plan to eventually raise the number of Gaza permits to 20,000, a dramatic and unprecedented increase. In mid-2021, just 7,000 Palestinians from Gaza had permits to work or trade in Israel.

Defense officials say allowing more Gazans to work in Israel will pump much-needed income into the impoverished coastal enclave while encouraging stability.

Israel said late last year it was planning to ease a series of restrictions on the Gaza Strip, aiming to alleviate some of the territory’s economic woes and prompt the population to pressure the Hamas terror group to keep the calm.

Among the moves weighed was increasing the number of work permits for Gazans in Israel and allowing some dual-use materials to enter Gaza, in coordination with the UN, which will ensure they are used for civilian purposes rather than terror.

Biden is expected in Israel on Wednesday for a packed two-day visit that will also include a trip to the Palestinian Authority, followed by a stop in Saudi Arabia on Friday ahead of a meeting Saturday with Mideast leaders.

Ahead of his arrival, a Sunday report indicated that Israel is planning to advance a stalled plan to approve the construction of some 1,000 new Palestinian homes and make progress on long-stalled plans to set up Palestinian 4G cellular networks.

For a year and a half, the Biden administration has said that Palestinians are entitled to the same measure of “freedom, security and prosperity” enjoyed by Israelis. But the Palestinians say they’ve mostly gotten US aid and permits to work inside Israel and its Jewish settlements.

The Iranian Nuclear Horn Finally Admits the Truth: Daniel 8

Iran says production of 20-pct uranium nothing new

TEHRAN, July 11 (Xinhua) — The spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Monday that Iran’s production of 20 percent uranium from IR-6 centrifuges is not a new thing, stressing that Tehran had earlier informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of it.

Behrouz Kamalvandi made the remarks in reaction to a Saturday report by Reuters about Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency.

He noted that the AEOI is obligated to activate a number of centrifuges to raise its enrichment capacity to 190,000 SWU based on a strategic law passed by the Iranian parliament in December 2020 to counter U.S. sanctions.

Kamalvandi reiterated that Iran will immediately reverse all its remedial measures and fulfill its obligations as soon as the other side returns to its commitments.

Reuters, on Saturday, cited a report by the IAEA that confirmed Iran had escalated its uranium enrichment with advanced machines. The news agency once again underlined the West’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran signed a nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with world powers in July 2015, agreeing to curb its nuclear program in return for the removal of sanctions on the country. Iran is obliged under the 2015 nuclear agreement to limit its uranium enrichment to 3.67 percent purity.

However, Iran started gradually reducing its commitments to the agreement one year after former U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally took his country out of the JCPOA in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.

Iran is already enriching uranium to 60 percent, well above the 20 percent it produced before the 2015 deal.

What will happen with the First Nuclear War: Revelation 8

Nuclear explosion created by American atomic bomb.
Researchers have simulated what would happen in a nuclear war. (Getty Images)

‘Temperatures drop, crops die, oceans freeze’: What would happen in a nuclear war

Mon, July 11, 2022, 7:18 AM

Temperatures would plunge in a bigger shift than the last Ice Age and crops would fail around the world after nuclear war erupted, a study has shown.

The after-effects would be long-lasting with oceans taking hundreds of years to recover, and fishing devastated, the researchers warn.

Professor Cheryl Harrison, of Louisiana State University, said: “It doesn’t matter who is bombing whom. It can be India and Pakistan or NATO and Russia. Once the smoke is released into the upper atmosphere, it spreads globally and affects everyone.”

In all the simulated scenarios, nuclear firestorms would release soot and smoke into the upper atmosphere that would block out the Sun, resulting in crop failure around the world.

In the first month following a nuclear exchange, average global temperatures would plunge by about seven degrees Celsius, a larger temperature change than in the last Ice Age.

Ocean temperatures would drop quickly and would not return to their pre-war state even after the smoke clears.

As the planet gets colder, sea ice expands by more than six million square miles and six feet deep in some basins, blocking major ports including Beijing’s Port of Tianjin, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg.

The sudden drop in light and ocean temperatures, especially from the Arctic to the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, would kill the marine algae, which is the foundation of the marine food web, essentially creating a famine in the ocean.

This would halt most fishing and aquaculture.

The researchers simulated what would happen to the Earth’s systems if the US and Russia used 4,400 100-kiloton nuclear weapons to bomb cities and industrial areas, which resulted in fires ejecting more than 330 billion pounds of smoke and sunlight-absorbing black carbon into the upper atmosphere.

They also simulated what would happen if India and Pakistan detonated about 500 100-kiloton nuclear weapons resulting in 11 billion to 103 billion pounds of smoke and soot into the upper atmosphere.

Co-author Alan Robock, distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey, said: “Nuclear warfare results in dire consequences for everyone.

“World leaders have used our studies previously as an impetus to end the nuclear arms race in the 1980s, and five years ago to pass a treaty in the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.

“We hope that this new study will encourage more nations to ratify the ban treaty.”

The study shows the global interconnectedness of Earth’s systems, especially in the face of perturbations, whether they are caused by volcanic eruptions, massive wildfires or war.

Harrison said: “The current war in Ukraine with Russia and how it has affected gas prices, really shows us how fragile our global economy and our supply chains are to what may seem like regional conflicts and perturbations.”

Volcanic eruptions also produce clouds of particles in the upper atmosphere and have induced sudden changes in climate at various points throughout history.

Harrison said: “We can avoid nuclear war, but volcanic eruptions are definitely going to happen again. There’s nothing we can do about it, so it’s important when we’re talking about resilience and how to design our society, that we consider what we need to do to prepare for unavoidable climate shocks.

“We can and must, however, do everything we can to avoid nuclear war. The effects are too likely to be globally catastrophic.”

The Iranian Nuclear Horn Continues to Grow: Daniel 9

Iran enriches uranium to 20 per cent with new centrifuges at nuclear plant

The IAEA reported last month that Iran has 43 kilograms of uranium enriched to 60% purity — a short step to 90%.

By Express News Service

TEHRAN: Iran announced Sunday that it has begun enriching uranium up to 20% using sophisticated centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear plant, state TV reported, an escalation that comes amid a standoff with the West over its tattered atomic deal.

That Tehran is enriching uranium up to 20% purity a technical step from weapons-grade levels of 90%— with a new set of its most advanced centrifuges at a facility deep inside a mountain deals yet another blow to the already slim chances of reviving the accord.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation (IAEA), said uranium enriched to 20% was collected for the first time from advanced IR-6 centrifuges on Saturday. He said Iran had informed the UN nuclear watchdog about the development two weeks ago.

Centrifuges are used to spin enriched uranium into higher levels of purity. Tehran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers had called for Fordo to become a research-and-development facility and restricted centrifuges there to non-nuclear uses.

Iran had previously told the IAEA that it was preparing to enrich uranium through a new cascade of 166 advanced IR-6 centrifuges at its underground Fordo facility. But it hadn’t revealed the level at which the cascade would be enriching.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, told The Associated Press that it had verified on Saturday that Iran was using a set-up that allowed it to more swiftly and easily switch between enrichment levels.

In a report to member states, Director General Rafael Grossi described a system of “modified sub-headers,” which he said allowed Iran to inject gas enriched up to 5% purity into a cascade of 166 IR-6 centrifuges for the purpose of producing uranium enriched up to 20% purity.

Iran did not comment on the latest IAEA finding. Nuclear talks have been at a standstill for months.

The US special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, described the latest round of negotiations in Qatar as “more than a little bit of a wasted occasion.”

The IAEA reported last month that Iran has 43 kilograms of uranium enriched to 60% purity — a short step to 90%.

Nonproliferation experts warn that’s enough fissile material for one nuclear weapon if Iran chose to pursue it. However, Iran still would need to design a bomb and a delivery system for it, likely a months long project.

Nuclear programme

Iran insists its program is for peaceful purposes, though UN experts and Western intelligence agencies say Iran had an organised military nuclear programme through 2003. Tehran’s escalating nuclear work has raised alarm with transparency rapidly diminishing. Last month Iran shut off more than two dozen IAEA monitoring cameras from various nuclear-related sites across the country.

Former President Donald Trump abandoned the nuclear deal in 2018 and re-imposed crushing sanctions on Tehran, setting off a series of tense incidents across the wider Mideast. Iran responded by massively increasing its nuclear work, growing its stockpile of highly enriched uranium and spinning advanced centrifuges banned by the accord. Iran’s adversary Israel has long opposed the nuclear accord, saying it delayed rather ended Iran’s nuclear progress and arguing that sanctions relief empowered Tehran’s proxy militias across the region.

Russia’s Doomsday Nuclear Bomb is Ready: Revelation 16

Putin and Submarine

Russian navy receives ‘doomsday’ submarine capable of sending ‘nuclear tsunami’ to UK

THE RUSSIAN NAVY has received a nuclear “doomsday” submarine capable of destroying an enemy coastline through both a devastating explosion and nuclear fallout.

By James Lee

 10:10, Mon, Jul 11, 2022 | UPDATED: 11:53, Mon, Jul 11, 2022

Russian navy’s Belogrod nuclear submarine sets sail in 2021

The news comes as Russian state television continues to deliver veiled threats of using nuclear weapons against Western nations that interfere in the ongoing assault on Ukraine. NATO members have placed forces on high alert amidst fears of the conflict spilling into mainland Europe, placing as many as 300,000 troops on standby in the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin has also upped the rhetoric surrounding nuclear weapons, stating his SATAN 2 hypersonic missile will be imminently ready for deployment. This week, a Russian Navy “doomsday” submarine was delivered to the forces armed with a strategic nuclear torpedo the size of a school bus according to an announcement by a Russian shipyard.

Project 09852 Belgorod is based on a Russian Oscar-class guided-cruise missile submarine that has been altered to accommodate six 80-foot Poseidon nuclear torpedoes that could be armed with a warhead of up to 100 megatons, according to the USNI media outlet.

The type was delivered to the Russian Navy in a ceremony in the fleets Northern Headquarters in the port city of Severodvinsk on Friday.

Speaking of the moment, Russian Navy chief Admiral Nikolai Anatolyevich Yevmenov said: “The Belgorod submarine opens up new opportunities for Russia in conducting various research, allows conducting diverse scientific expeditions and rescue operations in the most remote areas of the world ocean.

“The ship is designed to solve diverse scientific problems, conduct search and rescue operations, and can also be used as a carrier of rescue deep-sea and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles.”

Belogrod

Poseidon, first revealed in 2015, is a nuclear strategic weapon that would have a range of thousands of miles and would “destroy important economic installations of the enemy in coastal areas and cause guaranteed devastating damage to the country’s territory by creating wide areas of radioactive contamination, rendering them unusable for military, economic or other activity for a long time,” according to a translation of a Russian presentation on the equipment.

Russia has previously threatened it could use it to wipe out the UK with a nuclear tsunami 500 meters tall.

Dmitry Kiselyov, the anchor of a Russian state-television show, warned that Moscow’s Poseidon drone can trigger a giant 500-metre tidal wave of radioactive seawater that could batter Britain and turn it into a wasteland.

He said on Channel One’s Sunday evening show: “The explosion of this thermonuclear torpedo by Britain’s coastline will cause a gigantic tsunami wave.”

The torpedoes, which can hurtle through the water undetected at 80 mph, are designed to destroy enemy naval bases in an instant.

Putin claimed that the subs have “hardly any vulnerabilities” and carry a “massive nuclear ordinance”.

He said: “There is simply nothing in the world capable of withstanding them.”

Russians have long complained about the strategic imbalance of American ballistic missile defence systems in Europe.

Poseidon

Poseidon and Belgorod were created to mute the US BMD advantage by creating a nuclear weapon that could duck under a US BMD screen.

Belgorod is part of the Russian Navy’s specialized submarine fleet designed for espionage, deep-sea rescue and special operations operated by the Main Directorate of Deep Sea Research — known by the Russian acronym GUGI, (Glavnoye Upravleniye Glubokovodnykh Issledovaniy).

The GUGI boats operate from an isolated Arctic base on the Kola Peninsula on the Barents Sea.

The vessel can also serve as a mothership for a variety of crewed and unmanned submarine missions.

Belogrod

Russia currently enjoys a fleet of over 70 submarines, the majority of which are both nuclear powered and carry nuclear weapons.

On the surface, the Russian Navy boasts around 220 vessels, including the flagship aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov, itself, capable of carrying 30 aircraft.

Russia also currently possess the world’s largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, (SIPRI), Russia currently holds 5,977 nuclear weapons.

Israel military strikes Hamas outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Israel military strikes Hamas after launch of fire balloons

Israel military strikes Hamas after launch of fire balloons

Updated 07 August 2021 

AP 

August 07, 2021 06:57

RAMALLAH: Israeli warplanes struck two targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, the Israeli military said, in response to incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into Israel.

The Israeli military struck what it said was a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site after four incendiary balloons were launched into Israel, setting fire to land and damaging agriculture. There were no reports of casualties in Israel or Gaza.

There was no immediate comment from Hamas.

Israeli media reported that four fires caused by incendiary balloons broke out Friday afternoon in areas close to the Gaza Strip.

The launch of the balloons comes over two months after an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, the fourth since the militant group seized power in Gaza in 2007.

Hamas is upset that Israel has done little to ease a crippling blockade on the territory since the fighting ended and appears to be using incendiary balloons as a pressure tactic. Israel’s new prime minister, Naflati Bennet, has compared the balloon launches to rocket fire.

Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade of Gaza that includes Israeli control over the territory’s coast and airspace and restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory. Israel says the closure is needed to prevent Hamas from arming while critics say that the measures amount to collective punishment.