History of Earthquakes before the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

History of earthquakes in Lower Hudson Valley
Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy
9:05 a.m. ET Feb. 7, 2018
At around 6:14 a.m. this morning, a 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported about three miles northwest of Mohegan Lake in Yorktown, according to the United States Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake was in Putnam Valley.
Social media was rife with posts on the quake with people from Chappaqua, Cortlandt, Lewisboro, Mahopac and Putnam Valley chiming in with their rattling experiences, though it wasn’t nearly as strong as the 5.0 earthquake our forefathers experienced here in 1783.
Lower Hudson Valley earthquakes through the years:
1783 — The epicenter of a magnitude 5.0 earthquake may have been the Westchester-Putnam county line and was felt as far south as Philadelphia.
1884 — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake was centered off Rockaway, Queens, causing property damage but no injuries to people. A dead dog was reported.
1970 to 1987 — Between these years, instruments at the Lamont-Doherty Observatory in Rockland County recorded 21 quakes in Westchester and two in Manhattan.
October 1985 — A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was centered in an unincorporated part of Greenburgh between Ardsley and Yonkers. Tremors shook the metropolitan area and were felt in Philadelphia, southern Canada and Long Island.
November 1988 — A quake 90 miles north of Quebec City in eastern Canada registered magnitude 6.0 with tremors felt in the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.
June 1991 — A 4.4-magnitude quake struck west of Albany, rattling homes.
April 1991 — A quake registering between magnitude 2.0 and 2.6 struck Westchester and Fairfield, Conn. It lasted just five seconds and caused no damage.
January 2003 — Two small earthquakes struck the area surrounding Hastings-on-Hudson. One was a magnitude of 1.2, the other 1.4.
March 2006 — Two earthquakes struck Rockland. The first, at 1.1 magnitude, hit 3.3 miles southwest of Pearl River; the second, 1.3 magnitude, was centered in the West Nyack-Blauvelt-Pearl River area.
July 2014 — “Micro earthquake” struck, 3.1 miles beneath the Appalachian Trail in a heavily wooded area of Garrison.
January 2016 —  A 2.1 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:58 a.m. northwest of Ringwood, N.J., and the earthquake was felt in the western parts of Ramapo, including the Hillburn and Sloatsburg areas.
April 2017 —  A 1.3 magnitude quake rumbled in Pawling on April 10. Putnam County residents in Brewster, Carmel, Patterson and Putnam Valley, as well as Dutchess County residents in Wingdale felt the earthquake.
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Resistance groups vow revenge after two Palestinian brothers killed outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Resistance groups vow revenge after two Palestinian brothers killed by Israeli settlers

Sunday, 18 December 2022 8:29 AM  [ Last Update: Sunday, 18 December 2022 8:35 AM ]

Two young Palestinian brothers were murdered in a car-ramming attack by an Israeli settler in Nablus, on December 17, 2022.

Palestinian resistance movements have condemned the killing of two young Palestinian brothers in a car-ramming attack by an Israeli settler in the north of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, vowing to take revenge on the occupying regime over the brutal murder.

Mohammad and Muhannad Yousef Muteir were run over by an extremist Jewish settler near the Za’tara military checkpoint in the south of Nablus on Saturday night after they had stopped to fix a flat tire.

Local media reports said the two young Palestinian brothers were on the side of the road when the Israeli settler deliberately drove his vehicle into them, killing Mohammad, 28, and seriously injuring Muhannad, 24, both from the Qalandiya refugee camp in the north of the occupied city of al-Quds.

Mohammad’s body was transported to a hospital in the nearby city of Nablus, while Muhannad, who was first said to be critically injured, was rushed to a hospital in Israel for medical treatment, before he was pronounced dead.

    In a statement on Sunday, the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement mourned the deliberate killing of the two brothers and offered its deep condolences to their families and friends.

    “We are facing this crime, which is added to the series of daily and escalating Zionist crimes. The resistance will continue to be our people’s option to curb the settlers and repel their attacks, crimes and provocations,” Hamas said in the statement, adding, “The martyrs’ blood will remain a curse haunting the enemy, its soldiers and settlers in every street and alley of our occupied land.”

    The resistance movement also called on Palestinians to respond to the heinous Israeli crime and to avenge the blood of the martyrs.

    More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East al-Quds. All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

    The UN Security Council has condemned Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied territories in several resolutions.

    Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent state with East al-Quds as its capital.

      Moreover, the Palestinian Freedom Movement denounced on Sunday the actions of the Israeli regime and its settlers against the Palestinian people as a “dangerous” sign indicating that what the future holds is the “establishment of an extremely radical state in Israel,” which must be prevented by “a massive intifada of the Palestinian nation.”

      The movement called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop security coordination with the Zionist regime in political prosecutions and arrests, allowing the resistance to stand against the occupying regime and its crimes.

      Israeli occupation soldiers and settlers have been noticeably escalating their attacks against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and other areas, in an attempt to forcibly expel Palestinians from their land and make way for expanding Israeli settlements.

      Israeli forces have also been conducting overnight raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus, where new groups of Palestinian resistance fighters have been formed.

      Since the start of 2022, Israeli troops have killed more than 210 Palestinians, including more than 50 children, in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds as well as the besieged Gaza Strip.

      India Will Not Back Away From the Pakistani Nuclear Horn: Daniel 8

      India will not back away if …, Centre responds to Pakistan’s nuclear threat1 min read . Updated: 19 Dec 2022, 05:47 AM ISTLivemintSenior leader from the neighbouring state threatened India with nuclear war. (ANI)

      India has the capacity to deal with all these threats, Union minister of state for External Affairs Muraleedharan responded to Pakistan’s nuclear threat

      India has the capacity to deal with nuclear threats, union minister Muraleedharan warned Pakistan only a day after a senior leader from the neighbouring country threatened with nuclear war.

      “India has the capacity to deal with all these threats. India is not a nation that will back away from anyone’s threats. India has the capacity to deal with all these threats. No one should have any doubts about that,” the Union minister of state for External Affairs said on Sunday.

      by Taboola 

      For the uninitiated, Pakistan People’s Party leader Shazia Marri on Saturday said during a press conference, “India should not forget that Pakistan has an atom bomb. Our nuclear status is not meant for keeping silent. We will not back down if the need arises.”

      “If you keep making allegations against Pakistan again and again, Pakistan cannot keep listening silently, this will not happen,” she added. 

      Marri’s comments came as a defensive move after country’s foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari labelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the butcher of Gujarat. 

      Meanwhile, in a befitting reply to Bilawal’s remarks, MoS Muraleedharan said, “Bilawal Bhutto’s remark reflects the culture of his country. The foreign minister has insult his country. India and Pakistan are neighbours. We want all neighbours to be cultured. But unfortunately, such people are ruling Pakistan. This is the most unfortunate and reprehensible remark to ever come from a Pakistan leader.” 

      On Saturday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “These comments are a new low, even for Pakistan.

      The Russian Horn Prepares Her Nukes: Daniel 7


      Russia Prepares a Nuclear Missile Capable of Reaching US and UK

      December 16, 2022

      The Yars is an upgraded Topol-M missile system, first used in 2009

      Photo Credit: Twitter/lromao_ptbr

      RUSSIA: Russian President Vladimir Putin has reasserted his nuclear threat to the West by appearing to be getting ready to use a massive nuclear missile capable of hitting the United States and the United Kingdom.

      A video released on Wednesday captured the setting up of a massive Yars rocket in a silo launch pad at the Kaluga region’s Kozelsk military compound. The Kaluga region is situated southwest of Moscow.

      According to the media, the intercontinental ballistic missile installed in the silo with a special vehicle for transporting and loading has a range of 7,500 miles.

      According to Russian media outlets, the Yars missile complex has a power “12 times greater” than the nuclear bomb deployed by America that destroyed Hiroshima.

      Vladimir Putin presided over the launch of a similar Yars missile in October to test Russia’s response to a potential nuclear attack amid high tensions over the Ukrainian conflict.

      Russia has been demonstrating its nuclear-capable armour ahead of the annual Strategic Missile Forces Day on December 17th.

      The missile force commander, Col. Alexi Sokolov, said the most recent drill intended to make an impression on the West given that both Europe and the USA are within the rocket’s reach.

      He said that the missile would be put on combat duty “on schedule” and asserted the importance of the operation.

      Sokolov added that the Russian “homeland” would receive another nuclear missile weapon, enabling the resolution of any strategic tasks.

      According to the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, it deployed specialised transport and loading units to install the missile in the silo, which took several hours. The Kozelsk rocket base is going through a remodelling process.

      The announcement of the preparations comes just a few days after Putin cancelled his annual year-end press conference, raising more questions about his deteriorating health and the worries over Russia’s failed 10-month invasion of Ukraine.

      The Iranian Horn is Bigger than Ever: Daniel 8


      Iran: Enriched uranium reaches record levels

      Under the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to restrict its enrichment of uranium to just under four percent, below the 90 percent level considered necessary for a nuclear warhead

      ByNews Desk- December 17 2022

      (Photo Credit : AFP)

      The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohamed Eslami, announced on 17 December that the country has managed to double its historical maximum uranium enrichment capacity, thanks to the facilities provided by the Iranian Parliament.

      “Currently, the enrichment capacity of the country has reached more than twice the entire history of this industry,” Eslami said, according to the state news agency IRNA.

      “Nuclear energy and atomic power production have great economic savings for the country and are effective in reducing fossil and non-renewable fuel consumption and environmental problems,” he added.

      Eslami thanked the Iranian deputies for the so-called “strategic action” undertaken following international sanctions, restored after the United States’s unilateral exit from the international nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic, reported by Tasnim news agency.

      In October, the head of the Iranian nuclear agency announced a plan to obtain 10,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity in Iran following the failure of the negotiations.

      Meanwhile, a technical delegation from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will travel to Iran on 18 December in an effort to break a deadlock regarding the discovery of radioactive material at locations that have not been acknowledged as the site of nuclear activity.

      According to an exclusive report by Reuters released on 11 November, the US and the EU are pushing the IAEA to pass an “essential and urgent” resolution calling for Iran to explain uranium traces allegedly found at a number of undeclared Iranian nuclear sites.

      The draft resolution, obtained by the news agency, was sent to the nuclear watchdog’s board of directors on 11 November. The previous day, Iran had agreed to a proposed meeting with the IAEA to discuss the allegations, the agency revealed in a 10 November report published by Reuters.

      This most recent step was part of broader efforts to resuscitate the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and Washington, which was scrapped by the Trump administration in 2018.

      In September, Tehran and the IAEA restarted negotiations, centering mainly on the issue of the uranium traces. Iran has fired back at this allegation, referring to it as a fabrication by Israel, who it has previously accused of hijacking the IAEA.

      The Trampling Outside the Temple Walls Continues: Revelation 11

      US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

      Hamas official: Our missiles can strike any part of occupied territories

      Saturday, 17 December 2022 6:19 PM  [ Last Update: Saturday, 17 December 2022 7:26 PM ]

      Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip toward the occupied territories. (Photo by AP)

      The head of the department of National Relations Abroad of Hamas says the Palestinian resistance movement has promoted its missiles capabilities in the besieged Gaza Strip, warning that they can strike any part of the occupied territories.  

      Ali Baraka made the remarks during a speech at a conference in the Lebanese capital Beirut, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the movement’s establishment, with the presence of Palestinian factions’ leaders.

      He noted that the world witnessed that the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades — the military wing of Hamas– fired the Ayyash 250 missile, with a range greater than 250 km, at Ramon Airport located near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat in Israel in 2021.

      The senior Hamas official further highlighted the role of the resistance movement in protecting the Palestinian cause, adding that the movement has adhered to the option of resistance as a strategic choice for freedom, the right of return and independence over the past 35 years.

      He also emphasized that Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people, adding that the liberation of Palestine is “a Palestinian, Arab and Islamic responsibility.”

      Barak further called for the complete removal of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, while stressing the need for national unity, ending divisions and achieving national reconciliation.

      Hamas has fought several wars against the Israeli regime since 2007. The resistance movement says that al-Quds is at the center of the Palestinian struggle for freedom.

      Thirty-five years on, Hamas continues to garner support due to its adherence to armed resistance against the Israeli regime.

      People in Gaza say that despite years of siege and multiple wars, Hamas has managed to defy all odds and survive all attempts to weaken it.

      Peace Outside the Temple Walls is Unraveling: Revelation 11

      King Abdullah II of Jordan

      Peace Between Jordan and Israel Unraveling, Report Says

      Adam Kredo • December 17, 2022 4:59 am


      Israel’s decades-long peace with Jordan is unraveling, a development that threatens to upset a fragile regional stability that is being challenged by countries like Iran, Russia, and China, a think tank report warns.

      “Since 2020, if not before then, the Jordanian peace has turned decidedly cold,” according to Jonathan Schanzer, a former terrorism finance analyst at the Treasury Department who now works at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. While the relationship has been breaking down behind the scenes for some time, Jordan also began to publicly war with Israel in recent years, by refusing to sign the Abraham Accords peace agreements, attacking incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and threatening to fully abrogate the peace deal it signed with Israel in 1994.

      Schanzer’s findings, published in a report last week, indicate the United States could be faced with a looming crisis in the Middle East that threatens to upset nearly 30 years of stability between the two former enemies. The fracture between Israel and Jordan could also empower American enemies like Russia, China, and Iran, which are all working in tandem to erode U.S. influence in the region.

      “All of this should come as unwelcome news to the United States and to America’s Middle East allies. In anticipation of intensifying great power competition with China, and perhaps to a lesser extent Russia, it is crucial for Washington to project unity among allies in the Middle East,” the report says. “This is especially the case amidst the continued havoc that the Islamic Republic of Iran is exporting across the region.”

      Other Middle East analysts agree that Jordan’s ties with Israel have become increasingly strained in recent years, particularly due to the stagnant peace process with the Palestinians.

      “Israel perceives the creation of a Palestinian state to be a security threat, while King Abdullah [Jordan’s leader] sees frustrated Palestinians dismayed by lack of progress toward a Palestinian state as an even bigger security threat to his own hold on power,” said Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation. “The king seeks to appease Palestinians, who make up roughly half of Jordan’s population, because he faces additional challenges from Islamists who also demonize Israel.”

      Schanzer’s findings are likely to distress Jordanian officials, who have cultivated deep ties in Washington, D.C., since the Arab nation announced its peace with Israel in 1994. In many ways, Schanzer told the Washington Free Beacon, this latest analysis shatters long-standing taboos about Jordan’s fracturing peace with Israel that many in the U.S. foreign policy community have tried to ignore.

      “I have observed a real reticence in this town to criticize Jordan in recent years,” Schanzer said. “Many believe Amman is both too valuable and too weak to challenge. I refuse to be bound by those constraints. I support Jordan. But I think it can do better.”

      Evidence of the relationship’s breakdown spilled into public view after the election last month of conservative Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-leaning government. Following Netanyahu’s victory, “Jordan issued an unprovoked and blistering statement warning Israel not to alter the status quo on the Temple Mount, invoking its role as custodian of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” a holy site located in Jerusalem’s Old City that is often ground zero for hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians.

      The statement, the report says, “signaled the likely renewal of acrimonious ties between the king and Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.”

      Nicole Robinson, also with the Davis Institute, said there remain “a lot of questions and concerns about what a future administration [and] the U.S. thinks about the Palestinian issue.” With the Netanyahu government likely to consider annexing more portions of the West Bank, “there is a fear that this option could be put on the table again in this new government in Israel,” she said.


      Tension between Israel and Jordan has been brewing for much longer, however, with Amman abstaining from the Abraham Accords, the peace agreements brokered by the Trump administration between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. This move also created “regional friction.”

      While Jordan has leveraged its peace with Israel to become a top trading partner with the United States, significantly improving its economy, under the leadership of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, who came to power in 1999, Jordan has been much more willing to lash out at the Jewish state.

      “Driven by a combination of domestic political considerations, unrealistic expectations, and both legitimate and illegitimate grievances, Amman has pulled away from Israel in recent years,” according to the report. “The official rhetoric about Israel has grown increasingly negative, if not vitriolic.”

      Though Israel and Jordan are still cooperating on security issues, “diplomatic ties are in a deep freeze. Israeli officials are keenly aware of this dynamic.” Israeli government leaders have “shared their frustration in closed-door meetings,” according to the report.

      The mostly stagnant peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has exacerbated these tensions. “While Jordanian officials may not say so explicitly, the animosity harbored by Jordan’s Palestinian population toward Israel has a significant influence on the kingdom’s foreign policies,” the report says.

      When Israel considered annexing parts of the West Bank area in 2020, Jordan’s king discussed nullifying its peace deal with Israel, saying, “I don’t want to make threats and create an atmosphere of loggerheads, but we are considering all options.”


      And when war broke out between Israel and the Iran-backed Hamas terror group in 2021, “Jordan effectively took Hamas’s side in the global battle for public opinion,” signaling that it did not care about disrupting peace ties.

      This ongoing rhetoric, the report warns, “has failed to solve any of the region’s problems. If anything, it may be exacerbating them.”

      To avoid a full-blown crisis, the United States must change how it manages relations with Amman, the report says. While U.S. officials “often view Jordan as beyond reproach,” this approach is failing. America, Schanzer recommends in the report, “must change this paradigm while also identifying ways to encourage economic and military ties.”