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.gov

Earthquake 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 km2

from 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.

Earthquake reported before the Sixth Seal: Revelation 6

Earthquake reported in Genesee County

by: Evan Anstey 

Posted: Aug 16, 2022 / 07:17 AM EDT 

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 / 07:17 AM EDT

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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 / 07:17 AM EDT

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 / 07:17 AM EDT

STAFFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) — According to a preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake occurred Monday in Genesee County.

It happened early in the morning. Looking at a map provided by USGS, the quake’s epicenter was located east of Batavia, north of the Stafford County Club, between Prentice Road and Randall Road.

Overall, it wasn’t a powerful earthquake, only registering a magnitude of 1.2 on the Richter scale. USGS says it was five kilometers deep.

Nuclear war would cause a global famine and kill billions, study finds: Revelation 8

Flames from nuclear explosion

Nuclear war would cause a global famine and kill billions, study finds

This article was adapted from a version published by Rutgers University. Read the original story.

More than 5 billion people would die of hunger following a full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, according to a global study that estimates post-conflict crop production led by Rutgers University and CU Boulder climate scientists.

“The data tell us one thing: We must prevent a nuclear war from ever happening,” said Alan Robock of Rutgers, a co-author of the study.

The explosion from a 1953 nuclear test in Nevada. (Credit: Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons)

Map of the globe showing how many people would potentially starve in the event of a relatively small-scale nuclear war. Northern latitude countries, including Canada and much of Europe, would experience the highest rates of starvation, while nations like Argentina and Australia would experience the least.
Map of the globe showing how many people would potentially starve in the event of a largel-scale nuclear war. Northern latitude countries, including Canada and much of Europe, would experience the highest rates of starvation, while nations like Argentina and Australia would experience the least.

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Maps showing how many people in various nations would die from starvation after a relatively small-scale, top, and large-scale, bottom, nuclear war. (Credits: Taylor Jones)

Lili Xia at Rutgers is lead author of the research, which appeared today in the journal Nature Food. Co-authors include Charles Bardeen at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Brian Toon, professor at CU Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Building on past research, the team calculated how much sun-blocking soot would enter the atmosphere from firestorms that would be ignited by the detonation of nuclear weapons. Researchers calculated soot dispersal from six war scenarios—five smaller India-Pakistan wars and a large U.S.-NATO-Russia war—based on the size of each country’s nuclear arsenal.  

“It is astonishing how much smoke can be produced even in a war involving only a few hundred weapons, such as between India and Pakistan,” Toon said. 

These data then were entered by Bardeen into the Community Earth System Model, a climate forecasting tool supported by NCAR. The NCAR Community Land Model made it possible for Xia to estimate productivity of major crops (maize, rice, spring wheat and soybean) on a country-by-country basis. The researchers also examined projected changes to livestock pasture and in global marine fisheries.

Under even the smallest nuclear scenario, a localized war between India and Pakistan, global average caloric production decreased 7% within five years of the conflict. In the largest war scenario tested—a full-scale U.S.-Russia nuclear conflict—global average caloric production decreased by about 90% three to four years after the fighting.

Crop declines would be the most severe in the mid-high latitude nations, including major exporting countries such as Russia and the U.S., which could trigger export restrictions and cause severe disruptions in import-dependent countries in Africa and the Middle East. 

These changes would induce a catastrophic disruption of global food markets, the researchers conclude. Even a 7% global decline in crop yield would exceed the largest anomaly ever recorded since the beginning of Food and Agricultural Organization observational records in 1961. Under the largest war scenario, more than 75% of the planet would be starving within two years.

Preventing a war

Researchers considered whether using crops fed to livestock as human food or reducing food waste could offset caloric losses in a war’s immediate aftermath, but the savings were minimal under the large injection scenarios.

“Future work will bring even more granularity to the crop models,” Xia said. “For instance, the ozone layer would be destroyed by the heating of the stratosphere, producing more ultraviolet radiation at the surface, and we need to understand that impact on food supplies.”

Climate scientists at CU Boulder are also creating detailed soot models for specific cities, such as Washington, D.C., with inventories of every building to get a more accurate picture of how much smoke would be produced. 

Robock said researchers already have more than enough information to know that a nuclear war of any size would obliterate global food systems, killing billions of people in the process. 

“If nuclear weapons exist, they can be used, and the world has come close to nuclear war several times,” Robock said. “Banning nuclear weapons is the only long-term solution. The five-year-old UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been ratified by 66 nations, but none of the nine nuclear states. Our work makes clear that it is time for those nine states to listen to science and the rest of the world and sign this treaty.”

Toon added that there’s more that the United States can do to prevent this kind of global catastrophe.

“We need to stop the development of new types of weapons,” Toon said. “We are headed to a situation in which warning times of an attack are becoming so short that artificial intelligence could end up deciding if we go to war. Removing land-based missiles in the U.S. would eliminate a target painted on America, and provide us time to make sure an attack is real before responding, which would lessen the chances of an accidental war.”

Other co-authors of the new study include researchers at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Louisiana State University; the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Columbia Universiy; and Queensland University of Technology.

Judicial Authority is a red line, says Antichrist’s Minister

Judicial Authority is a red line, says Sayyed Al-Sadr’s Minister to protesters

INA – BAGHDAD

The Minister of the Sadrist movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr, Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, confirmed on Monday, that the judicial authority and its headquarters form a red line.

Al-Iraqi tweeted on his official Twitter account, followed up by the Iraqi News Agency – INA, seven instructions are as follows:

1- His Eminence says: It is forbidden to mention my name within a chant, speech, photos, banner or anything else.
2- “Peaceful” to the end, in all details.
3- Your demands are to reform the regime in
all its details: judicial, legislative and executive, as to hold the corrupt accountable and it is strictly forbidden to demand the return of the Sadrist bloc to Parliament.
4- The security forces and the Popular Mobilization are not only your brothers, but they are from you, among you, and to you, as transgression against them is a transgression against His Eminence.
5- The protest march will be from Tahrir Square towards the Celebrations Square.
6- The judicial authority and its headquarters are a red line, even if we demand its reform.
7- Due to the expected large attendance, please do not disturb the people.
Other instructions are to be informed later.

Iraqi Judiciary Rejects Antichrist’s Ultimatum To Dissolve Parliament

Iraqi judiciary rejects al-Sadr’s ultimatum to dissolve parliament

Iraqi Judiciary Rejects Al-Sadr’s Ultimatum To Dissolve Parliament – •

Last updated Aug 15, 2022

The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council rejected the demand of the Shiite theologian Muqtada al-Sadr to dissolve parliament and announce new elections within a week. The statement emphasizes that the issue is outside the jurisdiction of the judiciary, as it would violate the separation of powers.

Iraq’s political system is paralyzed by conflict within the Shiite community, the most powerful in the country. It is split between al-Sadr’s supporters, who oppose corruption and foreign influence, and parties oriented towards Iran and, in fact, ready to turn Iraq into a satellite of the ayatollah regime.

After the elections in October 2021, the Sadrists became the largest faction in parliament, but were unable to form a government due to opposition from pro-Iranian forces. Then all 73 members of the faction resigned. However, this did not bring Iraq closer to forming a government.

Sadr’s supporters have stormed parliament twice in the past month to prevent the formation of an Iranian-aligned government. The political confrontation threatens to turn into an armed one, since both al-Sadr and his opponents rely on militias loyal to them.

IDF destroys tunnel meant to transport terrorists from outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

IDF destroys Hamas attack tunnel meant to transport terrorists into Israel

While the tunnel did cross into Israeli territory, it did not penetrate the military’s underground security barrier and posed no immediate threat, according to the IDF.

(August 16, 2022 / JNS)

The Israel Defense Forces on Monday announced that it had destroyed a Hamas tunnel in the Gaza Strip intended to transport terrorists into the Jewish state.

While the tunnel crossed into Israeli territory, it did not penetrate the military’s underground security barrier and therefore did not pose an immediate threat to border-area residents, the IDF said.

The tunnel had been identified as part of a “constant and ongoing effort to locate terror tunnels and neutralize them,” according to the military.

“We were aware of this tunnel but we waited for [“Operation Breaking Dawn“] to be over before we acted,” said an Israeli military spokesman according to Reuters, in reference to last week’s conflict between the IDF and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The “pretty advanced” tunnel was destroyed in a “non-kinetic” manner, the spokesman said.

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For his part, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Reuters that the development was the latest in a series of “false achievements” by Israel, adding that his Gaza-based terror group maintained “the right to use all means to reinforce and develop its capabilities.”

The conflict with PIJ ended on Aug. 7 at 11:30 p.m. local time, when an Egypt-mediated ceasefire came into effect.

A statement from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office at the time warned that if the truce was violated, Jerusalem reserved “the right to respond strongly. We will not allow any disruption to the lives of the citizens of the State of Israel.”

Nuclear Famine Revelation 8

U.S.-Russia Nuclear War Could Leave 5 Billion Dead Due to Famine

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Even a “small” nuclear war, far short of a global conflict, could kill much of the world’s population due to starvation, a new study projects.

Any nuclear war would have obviously devastating effects in the places where it was waged — obliterating cities, instantly killing huge numbers of people, and contaminating local soil and water.

But the destruction would be expected to stretch far beyond those borders: It’s believed the massive fires ignited by bomb blasts would launch soot high into the atmosphere, blocking sunlight and causing temperatures to plunge — a concept called nuclear winter.

It would be akin to instant climate change, said Alan Robock, one of the researchers on the new study.

The effects on crops, fish and livestock worldwide could be catastrophic, but the extent would depend on how much soot is injected into the atmosphere.

So for the new study, Robock’s team used computer simulations of six nuclear war scenarios. They estimated the impact of each on crops, wild fish and other food sources — and ultimately, the number of human lives lost to famine.

“The direct impact of nuclear war is devastating,” said Robock, a professor of environmental sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. “Our work is looking at what would happen to the rest of the world.”

The researchers calculate that even a one-week regional war — between India and Pakistan, as an example — could kill more than 2 billion people worldwide. And while the bombs could instantly kill millions, the bulk of those deaths would actually happen in the following two years, due to starvation.

The greatest toll, though, would come from a wide-scale nuclear war between Russia and the United States and its allies. That, the study projects, could kill upwards of 5 billion people — again, largely from famine.

“No one has done this calculation before,” Robock said. “No one has tried to calculate the numbers of people who would die.”

As it stands, nine countries have nuclear arsenals: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

Back in the 1980s, Robock noted, the threat of nuclear war between the United States and the former Soviet Union was in the public consciousness, and there were widespread calls for disarmament.

But these days, he said, “most people think nuclear war will never happen. They have more-immediate concerns, like the price of gasoline.”

“We want to make people aware of the danger,” Robock said.

He is not alone. Earlier this month, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that with geopolitical tensions rising — and nuclear arsenals growing and being modernized — humanity is “one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.”

The new findings underscore the point that tensions between two nuclear-armed countries — even on the other side of planet — concern all of us, said Deepak Ray, a senior scientist at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment in St. Paul.

“Even a limited war would have widespread repercussions,” said Ray, who wrote a commentary published with the study Aug. 15 in the journal Nature Food.

He noted that of all nuclear-armed countries, only two have made a “no first use” pledge: China and India. Ray said the world would be safer if all nuclear powers did so — though the existence of nuclear stockpiles would still pose a threat.

The study’s projections are based in part on the reported number of weapons in each nuclear-armed nation’s stockpile.

The researchers estimate that any atmospheric “soot injections” above 5 million metric tons would cause “mass food shortages” — even with mitigation measures, like reduced food waste and farmers switching to different crops.

A war between India and Pakistan alone could put anywhere from 255 million to over 2 billion people in danger of death from famine by end of the second post-conflict year — depending on the number of weapons used.

A U.S./Russia war would be more devastating. Assuming attacks in the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and China, more than 5 billion people worldwide could die from starvation.

While the thought of such devastation might be overwhelming, Robock hopes the study serves as a call to action.

“You can write to your congressional representative and tell them you don’t want another trillion dollars spent on nuclear weapons,” he said. “You can tell them to spend it on health care, or food security. We don’t need any more nuclear weapons.”

The Alliance for Science has more on the consequences of nuclear war.

SOURCES: Alan Robock, PhD, professor, environmental sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.; Deepak Ray, PhD, senior scientist, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.; Nature Food, Aug. 15, 2022, online