It begins in Pennsylvania, crosses the Delaware River and continues through Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties before crossing the Hudson River near Indian Point nuclear facility.
In the past, it has generated occasional activity that generated a 2.6 magnitude quake in New Jersey’s Peakpack/Gladstone area and 3.0 magnitude quake in Mendham.
“There is occasional seismic activity in New Jersey,” said Robinson. “There have been a few quakes locally that have been felt and done a little bit of damage over the time since colonial settlement — some chimneys knocked down in Manhattan with a quake back in the 18th century, but nothing of a significant magnitude.”
“More recently, in the 1970s and early 1980s, earthquake risk along the Ramapo Fault received attention because of its proximity to Indian Point,” according to the New Jersey Geological Survey website.
Historically, critics of the Indian Point Nuclear facility in Westchester County, New York, did cite its proximity to the Ramapo fault line as a significant risk.
“Subsequent investigations have shown the 1884 Earthquake epicenter was actually located in Brooklyn, New York, at least 25 miles from the Ramapo Fault,” according to the New Jersey Geological Survey website.
Hans Møller Kristensen, the director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, recently discussed Russia’s nuclear weapons, noting the extent to which they would affect much of the world.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal in March, he said: “If that was released (the nuclear weapons) it could destroy all major cities.”
He added, however, that Russia using its nuclear weapons is not an immediate threat: “It’s one thing to rattle the sword and warn your adversaries that you have this capability by doing exercises or increasing alert.
Data from the Federation of American Scientists shows that Russia narrowly has the biggest nuclear weapons arsenal with 5,977 warheads.
Putin news: Putin has over 5000 warheads (Image: getty)
The US is closely behind on 5,428, and China is a distant third with 350.
The director of national intelligence in the US, Avril Haines, warned in May that Putin would use nuclear weapons if pushed into a desperate position.
She told the Senate: “We do think that [Putin’s perception of an existential threat] could be the case in the event that he perceives that he is losing the war in Ukraine, and that NATO in effect is either intervening or about to intervene in that context, which would obviously contribute to a perception that he is about to lose the war in Ukraine.
“There are a lot of things that he would do in the context of escalation before he would get to nuclear weapons, and also that he would be likely to engage in some signalling beyond what he’s done thus far before doing so.”
Last month, Putin appeared to try to pacify tensions between Russia and the West after months of veiled threats.
Putin news: Russia flaunting its weapons in a Moscow parade (Image: getty)
In a statement, the Russian President warned against nuclear war, saying there would be “no winners”.
Resolutions and sanctions have been slapped against Iran as a result, he added, as quoted by Press TV.
The Iranian nuclear chief also noted that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has in the past 25 years stressed the importance of developing nuclear technology.
He added that the AEOI has adopted a comprehensive strategic document and taken major steps to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Eslami’s remarks came a few hours before Iran provided the European Union with its final conclusion on high-profile negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
According to a new international study led by scientists at Rutgers University, a nuclear war involving less than 3% of global stockpiles could kill one-third of the world’s population in two years. A larger nuclear battle between Russia and the United States, according to the Rutgers University study, could kill three-fourths of the world’s population in the same time frame. In the event of a full-scale nuclear war between the United States and Russia, more than 5 billion people would starve.
According to this significant global research, even a minor conflict between two nations involving nuclear weapons would result in widespread starvation. Even small-scale trade between countries such as India and Pakistan could have disastrous consequences for global food supplies and result in mass mortality around the world.
Researchers estimated the amount of ash produced by nuclear wars of different sizes as well as the effect on food production when major cities in India, Pakistan, the US, or Russia will be destroyed by fire. Furthermore, three to four years after the nuclear exchange, global food, animal, and fishery yields would have plummeted by 90 percent, causing widespread starvation, disruption, and collapse, as well as triggering additional feedback loops.
Academic scientists investigated six different nuclear war scenarios. In the worst-case scenario, a full-scale conflict between the United States and Russia would wipe out more than half of humanity, according to a study published in the journal Nature Food. The findings come at a time when, 30 years after the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear war may be greater than ever.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also warned that ‘the prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, has now returned to the realm of possibility’. The researchers hypothesised that even a small proportion of the world’s nuclear weapons would cause large firestorms that would quickly inject sun-blocking soot into the sky, causing a sudden cooling of the climate.
Researchers used climate models to predict how much smoke would reach the stratosphere in the absence of precipitation, and how this would affect temperature, precipitation, and sunshine. They then calculated how these changes would affect agricultural productivity and how fish would react to ocean changes. As a result, they predicted that tens of millions of deaths in battle would be followed by hundreds of millions of deaths from starvation throughout the world.
Sadrist supporters were set to hold “million-man” protests on Saturday afternoon from Tahrir Square to the Grand Festivities Square in Baghdad, to express their support for Sadr’s calls for the dissolution of the parliament and the organization of snap parliamentary elections
Sadrist rivals, pro-Iran Shiite parliamentary faction Coordination Framework, on Monday evening asked their supporters to prepare for mass counter-protests, calling for hastening the government formation process, with the time and place of the demonstrations to be announced at a later time.
“Your policy of imitating our steps is evidence of your failure and your persistence on your corruption,” said Sadr in a tweet on Tuesday, saying he is postponing Saturday’s demonstrations until further notice “out of love for Iraq and infatuation for its people and sanctities.”
Sadr added that the demonstrations will continue until the demands of the people are met, calling on his supporters to keep the “peacefulness of the protests,” clarifying that the decision to postpone the “million-man” demonstrations is to foil the “malicious” plans of his political rivals.
The leader of the Sadrist Movement in recent weeks has continuously called for the dissolution of the parliament, in light of the legislature’s failure to form a new government 10 months after its election on October 2021.
Sadr emerged from the October elections with the most seats in the parliament, 73, but resigned from the legislature due to the continued obstruction of his attempts to form a national majority government by the Coordination Framework, who called for the formation of a government based on political consensus.
A recent multinational study led by researchers at Rutgers University found that a nuclear conflict involving less than 3% of the world’s stocks could kill one-third of humanity within two years. According to the Rutgers University study, a greater nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia might kill three-fourths of the world’s population in the same amount of time. More than 5 billion people would starve in the case of a full-scale nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia.
According to this important global study, even a modest nuclear-armed battle between two countries would cause widespread hunger. Even small-scale trading between nations like India and Pakistan might have catastrophic effects on the world’s food supply and cause a massive death toll.
Researchers at academic institutions looked at six potential nuclear war scenarios. According to a study that was published in the journal Nature Food, the worst-case scenario for a full-scale confrontation between the United States and Russia would be the eradication of more than half of humanity. The discoveries are made at a time when the potential of nuclear war may be higher than ever, 30 years after the end of the Cold War.
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.