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.

Terrorism Preceding the First Nuclear War: Revelation 8

Concern over ‘Hindu extremists’ controlling Indian N-arsenal

Baqir Sajjad Syed Published September 27, 2022  

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s establishment is worried that India’s nuclear arsenal is now controlled by Hindu extremist leaders, who had long been obsessed with nuclear nationalism.

The concern, which has been discussed for some time in academic circles, was expressed by National Command Authority adviser Lt Gen retired Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, at the 8th workshop on Strategic Stability in South Asia, organised by the Centre for International Strategic Studies and The International Institute for Strategic Studies, the CISS said in a statement on Monday.

“The custodial controls of India’s large triad of the nuclear arsenal have now fallen firmly in the hands of an extremist fundamentalist leadership,” he said, adding that the “toxic mix of poisonous ideology and custody of nuclear weapons” was a new phenomenon that was posing a serious threat to strategic stability in South Asia.

Gen Kidwai warned that this development would not only affect the nuclear armed South Asia, but could have consequences for the rest of the world also.

Indian National Command Authority, the top nuclear body, is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has maintained an aggressive nuclear stance in office. The NCA’s executive council is, meanwhile, headed by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, another hawk, who masterminded Delhi’s surgical strikes drama of 2016. Moreover, a few ministers having RSS background are also members of NCA. They include Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

In his public rallies, PM Modi has talked about usability of nukes. Under Modi’s watch, his ministers and retired senior officials have signalled changes in the nuclear doctrine, which they later denied. His ministers have also made provocative and irresponsible statements on various occasions.

Gen Kidwai warned that the threat posed by extremists’ control of Indian nuclear weapons had “assumed a real life character and momentum of its own”. The situation, he noted, had affected not only the region, but also beyond.

He said the February 2019 air strike in Balakot and the March 2022 missile incidents were examples of extremists committing aggression against its nuclear-armed neighbour while ignoring the consequences.

Rejecting the Indian assertion that a BrahMos missile that crashed in Pakistan on March 9 had been accidentally fired, Gen Kidwai, who has overseen several tests, said it was not an accident as the launch could not have taken place without political clearance at the highest level and detailed operational and technical planning spanning over weeks. Pakistan, on both occasions, displa­yed restraint and maturity in diffusing the tensions, thereby preventing South Asia from spiraling into potential catastrophes, he said.

Referring to the so-called AUKUS submarine deal under which US and UK would proliferate nuclear technology to Australia to build nuclear attack submarines, he warned against making a similar arrangement with India.

“I have no hesitation in stating that minimum Pakistani counter measures would be put in place if a reckless imbalance is induced in South Asia, it is not a warning, it is a contingency foreseen,” Gen Kidwai said while recalling that exceptionalism had been repeatedly employed in South Asia in the past in disregard of Pakistani concerns.

History, he asserted, also tells that Pakistan did not let the international exceptionalism stand in its way to address the imbalances created in the past.

Published in Dawn, September 27th, 2022

UN Hopes for the Impossible: Revelation 16


UN: For a world free of nuclear weapons

United Nations, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Warnings about devastation that might result from a nuclear war globally will be renewed as part of a high-level plenary session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

  • September 26, 2022
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During the meeting, on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the calls for nuclear weapons elimination will be reiterated.

The UN Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres has repeatedly insisted on the pressing need for denuclearization, especially in view of the escalation of armed conflicts currently taking place on the planet.

Humanity is “one miscalculation away from annihilation”, Guterres recently warned, while estimating this risk “has not been seen since the height of the Cold War”.

“We´ve been extraordinarily lucky so far. But luck is not a strategy or a shield to prevent geopolitical tensions from degenerating into nuclear war,” Guterres said past August.

About 13,000 nuclear weapons are being stockpiled in arsenals around the globe, at a time as proliferation risks are ramping up and safeguards to prevent escalation are weakening, Guterres recalled. “Eliminating nuclear weapons is the only guarantee they will never be used again,” he stated.

Days later, in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which experienced firsthand the impacts of an atomic bomb, Guterres called on today´s leaders to take the nuclear option off the table for good.

“It is time to proliferate peace,” he said.


Powerful Antichrist Quits Politics, Sparking Deadly Protests

Powerful Iraqi Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr Quits Politics, Sparking Deadly Protests

In Baghdad, Iraq, supporters of the Iraqi political figure Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the Green Zone Monday night after al-Sadr announced his withdrawal from politics. At least 30 people have been killed and hundreds severely injured by tear gas and bullets after clashing with security guards in the capital.

Iraqi President Barham Salih said in a statement on Monday that, “the difficult circumstance that our country is going through requires everyone to abide by calm, restraint, prevent escalation, and ensure that the situation does not slip into unknown and dangerous labyrinths in which everyone will lose.”

The violence has also sparked an international response. Iran closed all land borders with Iraq till further notice, Turkey warned its citizens to avoid traveling to the region, and other actors such as Canada, the United States, the European Union, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres all expressed their concern and called for a peaceful end to the violence. These pleas for de-escalation are necessary as the civilian death toll continues to rise and protesters continue to violently engage with Iraqi security forces.

The political instability seen today can be traced back to over 10 months ago in October 2021 when al-Sadr was unable to assemble a parliament after elections that excluded his Iran-backed rivals. Instead, after months of political turmoil, al-Sadr called for a mass resignation from his bloc in June 2022, labeling the move “a sacrifice from me for the country and the people to rid them of the unknown destiny.” 73 members of Parliament resigned. 

Since their resignation, little has changed in Iraq’s tense political climate. These protests on Monday emerged roughly one month after al-Sadr’s followers staged a sit-in at Iraq’s Parliament that lasted numerous days at the end of July. Their demands included “early elections, constitutional amendments and the oust[ing] of al-Sadr’s opponents,” according to NPR. 

The calls for early elections, however, may pose negative long-term consequences, explained Harvard University research fellow, Marsin Alshamary. Alshamary told Al Jazeera that early elections would “give Iraqis a sense that they really don’t have a say in how the electoral process unfolds in their country because it can really be ignited by one unruly and unhappy political figure.”

The implications of having a dysfunctional caretaker government since October have been deeply worrying. Without the parliament operating, schools and hospitals have suffered, and basic necessities such as water and electricity are becoming hard to provide to ordinary citizens, causing widespread concern. 

Al-Sadr claimed he hoped his resignation would help resolve the gridlock in Iraq’s government, but based on the deadly protests that have occurred since Monday it seems his announcement has only done the opposite.

Russian horn’s nuclear threats are not a bluff: Revelation 16

Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin looking at each other while it's snowing.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and then-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. 

Russia’s former president said nuclear threats are not a bluff, and that NATO won’t step in if Russia nukes Ukraine

Sep 27, 2022, 7:29 AM 

  • A top Russian official repeated Russia’s nuclear threats, saying it “isn’t a bluff.”
  • Dmitry Medvedev said NATO countries wouldn’t step in if Russia fired a nuke on Ukraine.
  • One expert told Insider it likely is a bluff — but it should be taken seriously anyway. 

Russia’s former president repeated the country’s threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, and mocked NATO by saying it would not come to Ukraine’s aid if Russia struck. 

Dmitry Medvedev, who is now Russia’s Security Council chief, took aim at US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, and the wider NATO alliance on Telegram early Tuesday.

He said those leaders “constantly threaten us with ‘terrifying consequences’ if Russia uses nuclear weapons,” and accused Truss of being “completely ready to immediately begin an exchange of nuclear strikes with our country.”

Medvedev said Russia’s laws around the use of nuclear weapons mean it can retaliate with them if it is hit with nukes, or if it is attacked with conventional weapons that threaten “the very existence of our state.”

Russia will also “do anything” to prevent the nuclear weapons emerging in the country’s “hostile neighbors” such as Ukraine, Medvedev said. 

“If the threat to Russia exceeds the established danger limit, we will have to respond,” he said. “Without asking anyone’s permission, without long consultations. And it’s definitely not a bluff.”

And if Russia did strike Ukraine with a nuclear weapon, NATO member states will put their own security ahead of protecting “a dying Ukraine that no one needs,” Medvedev said. 

An isolated Russia

Security expert Professor Michael Clarke told Insider he believes Putin using a nuclear weapon “would bring him down immediately.”

“The whole world would turn against him,” he said, arguing that he believed NATO would hit back, albeit with conventional weapons. China would likely drop its muted support for Russia also, he predicted. 

Clarke, associate director of the Strategy and Security Institute at the UK’s University of Exeter, said: “I think there would be an immediate upping of the campaign, and I suspect that would actually bring Western forces into Ukraine.” 

Medvedev’s remarks come as Russia moves to annex large parts of occupied Ukraine through sham referendums.

Should President Vladimir Putin announce annexations — expected this Friday, per the UK’s Ministry of Defence — any attempt to re-take those areas may be interpreted in Moscow as an attack on Russia itself.

Reminding the world about Russia’s nuclear arsenal is nothing new among Putin and his allies. He alluded to it in February, and in March Medvedev re-asserted Russia’s stated right to use nukes.

But a recent spate of statements like these is “trying to ramp up the threat” and scare the West away from further support of Ukraine because Putin is “in a corner,” Clarke argued.

Putin’s recent announcement calling up reservists has been viewed internationally as a desperate act spurred by Ukraine’s successful counter-attack.

Putin has recently been snubbed even by semi-allies such as Turkey, India and China.

Clarke said Putin was “humiliated.”

Is Putin bluffing?

After Putin’s latest statement, the White House warned Russia would face “catastrophic consequences” if it used tactical nuclear weapons.

In an interview aired on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he didn’t think Putin was bluffing. 

Clarke said he believes Russia’s threats are indeed a bluff — but that the West must still take them seriously.

“Even when people are bluffing, they find themselves running out of room to maneuver and then get locked into doing what they thought they wouldn’t have to do,” he said. 

He added: “Whenever you start to play games with nuclear strategy, the danger of a mistake or sheer miscalculation can never be ruled out. So yes, the West has got to take it seriously.”

The defense minister of Russia neighbor Latvia also told Insider he believes Putin is likely bluffing in the hopes of getting West to reduce its support for Ukraine.

Like Obama, Biden Plans to Continue Iran Deal Talks Despite Regime’s Brutal Crackdown

Biden Plans to Continue Iran Deal Talks Despite Regime’s Brutal Crackdown

By Xander Landen On 9/25/22 at 4:37 PM EDT

The Biden administration plans to continue nuclear negotiations with Iran despite the nation’s crackdown on protesters who have demonstrated in recent days following the death of a woman in police custody.

The woman, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, died after being arrested in Tehran, Iran, by morality police, who accused her of breaking the country’s strict law requiring women to fully cover their hair with a headscarf. Amini, who was reportedly beaten after her arrest, died in hospital after spending three days in a coma. Iranian authorities claim she suffered “sudden heart failure,” which has been rejected by her family.

Videos on social media in recent days have shown protests throughout the country, including images of women burning headscarves and clashes between demonstrators and police. In a report on Friday, The Washington Postverified that in one video, Iran’s security forces opened fire on protesters.

Citing Iranian-state television, Reuters reported on Sunday that the death toll from the protests has reached 41.Above, activists demonstrate over the death of Mahsa Amini on Saturday in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., as protests rock Iran amid a brutal crackdown. The Biden administration plans to continue negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran’s government despite its repression of demonstrations and women.Alex Wong/Getty Images

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi vowed on Saturday to “deal decisively with those who oppose the country’s security and tranquillity,” according to Iranian state media. Raisi reportedly “stressed the necessity to distinguish between protest and disturbing public order and security,” describing the ongoing demonstrations as “a riot.”

Meanwhile, U.S. and Iranian off have been in talks to revive the nuclear pact known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was first struck in 2015, but was abandoned during former President Donald Trump’s administration. The deal lifted international sanctions on Iran in exchange for restrictions on the country’s nuclear program.

In an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sundayhost Margaret Brennan asked White House national security adviser Jake Sullivanabout the protests in Iran and if the situation is “making you reassess the offer you put on the table to lift sanctions on Iran in regard to its nuclear program?”

“The fact that we are in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program is in no way impacting our willingness and our vehemence in speaking out about what is happening on the streets of Iran,” Sullivan said, who added that the U.S. has taken steps to “sanction” the morality police by making it easier for Iranians to access the internet and communications technologies “that will allow them to talk to one another and to talk to the world.”

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“So, from our perspective, we will do all that we can to support the brave people [and] the brave women of Iran,” Sullivan said.

“I was asking you about the offer to lift sanctions off of Iran in regard to its nuclear program, because that would allow for the regime to have a financial lifeline,” Brennan then said.

“I think it’s important for everyone to understand that at the height of the Cold War, as Ronald Reagan was calling the Soviet Union ‘the evil empire’…he was also negotiating an arms control with Russia. So that is what we’re talking about here,” Sullivan responded.

He continued: “We’re talking about diplomacy to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon. If we can succeed in that effort, and we are determined to succeed in that effort, the world, America and our allies will be safer. And that will not stop us in any way from pushing back and speaking out on Iran’s brutal repression of its citizens and its women. We can and will do both.”President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House on Friday in Washington, D.C. Officials with the U.S. and Iran have been in talks to revive the nuclear pact known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was first struck in 2015, but was abandoned during former President Donald Trump’s administration.Alex Wong

Newsweek has reached out to the White House for comment.

Threats from outside the Temple Walls don’t frighten us: Revelation 11

Threats from Israel’s Shin Bet don’t frighten us, Hamas leader says, mocking Israeli politics

September 25, 2022

Israel’s security establishment is increasing alertness on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

By World Israel News Staff

Ronen Bar, director of Israel’s Security Agency, the Shin Bet, sent a warning Saturday night to Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza, saying he should watch his steps and decide whether he is truly interested in the rehabilitation of the Strip, Hebrew-language N12 news reported.

The following morning, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the Hamas spokesman responded that threats from the Shin Bet do not frighten anyone.

“This is a political impasse,” he said, referring to the Israeli political situation, with the fifth election in less than four years scheduled for November that still may not result in a decisive victory by any candidate.

“The threats made by Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar against the leader Yahya Sinwar are not new,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum declared. “They do not frighten our Palestinian people or the resistance leadership,” he said.

The Shin Bet’s warning “reflects a political, security and military deadlock from which the leaders of the ‘occupation’ suffer” as a result of the Palestinian “resistance.”

The Shin Bet recently identified a pattern of increasing direction by Hamas members regarding acts of terror carried out in the Palestinian Authority-administered territories of Judea and Samaria, N12 notes.

In the past year, there has been an alarming rise in the number of deadly attacks as well as increasing efforts by the terrorist organizations to initiate attacks. In response, the IDF launched Operation Wave Breaker, conducting counterterrorism raids in terrorist hotbeds in Judea and Samaria.

The operation is ongoing. On Saturday night, forces from the IDF, the Shin Bet and the Border Police arrested four wanted suspected terrorists throughout Judea and Samaria.

“Yahya Sinwar will have to choose between the rehabilitation of Gaza and the path of resistance. It is not possible to do both at the same time,” the counterterrorism agency stated, referring to requests for humanitarian aid for the Gaza population coupled with the direction of terror attacks in Judea and Samaria.

Meanwhile, Israel has increased the quota of workers coming to work in the country from the Gaza Strip by an additional 1,500, the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Thursday.

Israel’s security establishment is increasing alertness on the eve of the Jewish New Year. The police are also monitoring the videos that may incite the situation.