The Next Major Quake: The Sixth Seal of NYC

New York is overdue an earthquake from faults under city

New York is OVERDUE an earthquake from a ‚brittle grid‘ of faults under the city, expert warns

  • New York City last experienced a M5 or higher earthquake in 1884, experts say
  • It’s thought that these earthquakes occur on a roughly 150-year periodicity 
  • Based on this, some say the city could be overdue for the next major quake 


Cheyenne Macdonald For

Published: 15:50 EDT, 1 September 2017 | Updated: 12:00 EDT, 2 September 2017

When you think of the impending earthquake risk in the United States, it’s likely California or the Pacific Northwest comes to mind.

But, experts warn a system of faults making up a ‘brittle grid’ beneath

New York City could also be loading up for a massive temblor.

The city has been hit by major quakes in the past, along what’s thought to be roughly 150-year intervals, and researchers investigating these faults now say the region could be overdue for the next event.

Experts warn a system of faults making up a ‘brittle grid’ beneath New York City could also be loading up for a massive temblor. The city has been hit by major quakes in the past, along what’s thought to be roughly 150-year intervals. A stock image is pictured


On August 10, 1884, New York was struck by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake with an epicentre located in Brooklyn.

While there was little damage and few injuries reported, anecdotal accounts of the event reveal the frightening effects of the quake.

One newspaper even reported that it caused someone to die from fright.

According to a New York Times report following the quake, massive buildings, including the Post Office swayed back and forth.

And, police said they felt the Brooklyn Bridge swaying ‘as if struck by a hurricane,’ according to an adaptation of Kathryn Miles’ book Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.

The rumbles were felt across a 70,000-square-mile area, causing broken windows and cracked walls as far as Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

The city hasn’t experienced an earthquake this strong since.

According to geologist Dr Charles Merguerian, who has walked the entirety of Manhattan to assess its seismicity, there are a slew of faults running through New York, reports author Kathryn Miles in an

adaptation of her new book Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.

One such fault passes through 125th street, otherwise known as the Manhattanville Fault.

While there have been smaller quakes in New York’s recent past, including a magnitude 2.6 that struck in October 2001, it’s been decades since the last major tremor of M 5 or more.

And, most worryingly, the expert says there’s no way to predict exactly when a quake will strike.

‘That’s a question you really can’t answer,’ Merguerian has explained in the past.

‘All we can do is look at the record, and the record is that there was a relatively large earthquake here in the city in 1737, and in 1884, and that periodicity is about 150 year heat cycle.

‘So you have 1737, 1884, 20- and, we’re getting there. But statistics can lie.

‘An earthquake could happen any day, or it couldn’t happen for 100 years, and you just don’t know, there’s no way to predict.’

Compared the other parts of the United States, the risk of an earthquake in New York may not seem as pressing.

But, experts explain that a quake could happen anywhere.

According to geologist Dr Charles Merguerian, there are a slew of faults running through NY. One is the Ramapo Fault

‘All states have some potential for damaging earthquake shaking,’ according to the US Geological Survey.

‘Hazard is especially high along the west coast but also in the intermountain west, and in parts of the central and eastern US.’

A recent assessment by the USGS determined that the earthquake hazard along the East Coast may previously have been underestimated.

‘The eastern U.S. has the potential for larger and more damaging earthquakes than considered in previous maps and assessments,’ the USGS

report explained.

The experts point to a recent example – the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit Virginia in 2011, which was among the largest to occur on the east coast in the last century.

This event suggests the area could be subjected to even larger earthquakes, even raising the risk for Charleston, SC.

It also indicates that New York City may be at higher risk than once thought.

A recent assessment by the USGS determined that the earthquake hazard along the East Coast may previously have been underestimated. The varying risks around the US can be seen above, with New York City in the mid-range (yellow).

The Russian Horn is Nuked Up in Crimea: Revelation 16

Intelligence: Russia has ground-, air-, and sea-based nuclear weapons carriers in Crimea

Intelligence: Russia has ground-, air-, and sea-based nuclear weapons carriers in Crimea

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Russia currently has ground-, air-, and sea-based carriers of nuclear munitions in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Andrii Cherniak, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said this in a comment to Ukrinform.

He noted that Ukraine’s military intelligence monitors the movement of Russia’s nuclear weapons, particularly of the tactical level, and knows where they are located.

“Military intelligence sees that ground-based, air-based and sea-based nuclear munition carriers are currently stationed in the temporarily occupied Crimea. We are talking about ships, submarines, aircraft and ground-based complexes that can strike with nuclear munitions. Potentially, Russia has such an opportunity,” Cherniak said.

He added that the occupiers were carrying out certain works at the Feodosia-13 facility in the village of Krasnokamianka to prepare it for storage of nuclear ammunition. However, it is currently unknown whether these works have been completed.

Speaking about the risks of a nuclear strike by Russia, he noted that “the occupying country is capable of anything.”

“However, we hope that the international community will be able to influence the leadership of the occupying country so as not to lead the world to a nuclear catastrophe. Ukraine also takes into account various options for the development of events,” Cherniak said.

Biden is Confused About the S Korean Nuclear Horn

South Korean soldiers arrange 155mm howitzer shells during a military exercise in Goseong in April 2016. Photo: Newsis via AP

Joe Biden says US not discussing nuclear exercises with South Korea, contradicting Yoon Suk-yeol

South Korea’s president had told a newspaper that Seoul and Washington were looking at possible joint drills using US nuclear assets On Tuesday, Yoon’s spokesman said Biden had to tell reporters ‘No’ because he’d been asked if the two sides were ‘discussing nuclear war games’

South Korea and the United States are discussing planning and implementation of US nuclear operations to counter North Korea, Seoul’s presidential office said on Tuesday, although US President Joe Bidensaid there would be no joint nuclear exercises.

The statement came soon after Biden said the United States was not discussing joint nuclear exercises with South Korea, seeming to contradict earlier remarks by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in an interview with a local newspaper.

Yoon’s press secretary, Kim Eun-hye, said Biden “had no choice but to say ‘No’” because he was simply asked if the two countries were discussing joint nuclear exercises, which can only be held between nuclear weapons states.

“In order to respond to the North Korean nuclear weapons, the two countries are discussing ways to share information on the operation of US-owned nuclear assets, and joint planning and execution of them accordingly,” Kim said in a statement.

Kim Jong-un rings in new year with more rockets, plans to boost North Korean nuclear arsenal

Kim Jong-un rings in new year with more rockets, plans to boost North Korean nuclear arsenal

A senior US administration official reiterated Biden’s comment, saying that joint nuclear exercises with Seoul would be “extremely difficult” because South Korea is not a nuclear power, but that the allies are looking at enhanced information sharing, joint contingency planning and an eventual tabletop exercise.

Iran President Vows Vengeance towards Babylon the Great

People take photos by a memorial to Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
People take photos by a memorial to Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces and Iran’s top general Qassam Soleimani during a third anniversary of his assassination at cemetery in Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Al-Muhandis and Soleimani were killed in an US air strike in Baghdad in 2020. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

Iran President Vows Vengeance 3 Years After General’s Death

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s president on Tuesday vowed to avenge the killing of the country’s top general on the third anniversary of his death, as the government rallied its supporters in mourning amid months of anti-government protests.

Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the architect of Iran’s regional military activities, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in neighboring Iraq. He is hailed as a national icon among supporters of Iran’s theocracy, while the protesters have torn down billboards and defaced other images of him.

Addressing a ceremony marking the general’s death, President Ebrahim Raisi said those behind it “should know that retaliation is obvious,” adding that “there will be no relief for murderers and accomplices.”

He said Soleimani had defeated “U.S. hegemony” and praised him for his role in leading Iran-backed forces against the Islamic State extremist group. Soleimani was also mourned in neighboring Iraq alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi militia leader killed in the same strike. Iranian-backed militias make up the bulk of Iraq’s state-supported Popular Mobilization Forces.

Iran responded to the killing of Soleimani by launching a barrage of missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq, causing dozens of brain concussion injuries but no deaths among U.S. soldiers stationed there. Iranian officials have repeatedly vowed to take further steps and imposed sanctions on individuals accused of taking part in the operation.

On Monday, Iran’s state-linked Jam Jam newspaper published the names and photos of 51 Americans it said were involved in the strike and were “under the shadow of retaliation.” The list included several current and former senior U.S. civilian and military officials as well as individuals who appeared to be soldiers involved in aircraft maintenance at regional bases.

Raisi accused the U.S. of waging a “hybrid war” against Iran, referring to the protests. Iranian officials have accused the U.S. and other foreign powers of fomenting the latest unrest in the country, without providing evidence.

Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday that it had indicted two French nationals and a Belgian, without providing further details. Iran is holding a number of foreigners and dual nationals on charges of endangering national security or taking part in protests. Rights groups accuse Iran of denying them due process and using them as bargaining chips with the West, something Iranian officials deny.

The protests, which were ignited by the death of a young woman in mid-September who was being held by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress code, quickly spread across the country and show no sign of letting up.

The demonstrators say they are fed up with decades of social and political repression and are calling for the overthrow of the ruling clerics. The protests mark one of the the biggest challenges to Iran’s theocracy since the 1979 revolution that brought it to power.

At least 516 protesters have been killed and over 19,000 people have been arrested, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran, a group that has closely monitored the unrest. Iranian authorities have not provided an official count of those killed or detained.

Soleimani, who led the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was credited with helping to arm, train and lead armed groups across the region, including the Shiite militias in Iraq, the Lebanese Hezbollah, and fighters in Syria, the Palestinian territories and Yemen. The U.S. held him responsible for the deaths of many of its soldiers in Iraq. Within Iran, Soleimani is closely associated with an Islamic theocracy that the protesters view as violent and corrupt.

Antichrist has proclaimed a war against the LGBTQ community

A person wears an outfit made out of rainbow flags at the 2022 Tel Aviv pride parade.

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has proclaimed a war against the community and called on his followers to pray against the ‘terrible abomination.’ His values sound eerily like those of Netanyahu’s ‘Jewish identity’ chief

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In a stab at ideological cooperation with the Arab world, Benjamin Netanyahu’s new “Jewish identity” chief Avi Maoz could find a kindred spirit in separatist Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. 

In early December, al-Sadr launched an all-out war against the LGBTQ community not only in Iraq but worldwide. The Shi’ite preacher called on his followers to pray in public against the “terrible abomination” and to convince a million people who oppose it to sign a manifesto.

Maoz could sign this declaration with pride and joy. It states: “I swear to fight against sexual deviance or against the LGTBQ community by ethical, religious and nonviolent means, and against the violation of the congenital characteristics on which humankind is built. I promise never to use violence of any kind against them. On the contrary, our goal is to guide, educate and prevent them from being drawn into forbidden lusts and the chaotic freedom of lust.”

Anti-LGBTQ politician Avi Maoz speaking in the Knesset last week.

So that this polite wording won’t be misunderstood, the Baghdad police are removing from streets signs, pictures and flags anything that might hint at support for the LGBTQ community. Al-Sadr’s propaganda campaign spread quickly on social media, and according to the Arab Fact-Checkers Network, which combats fake news in the Arab world, al-Sadr’s declaration launched the opening of over 6,300 Twitter, Facebook and Telegram accounts with names like “No to LGBTQs” and “No to attacking morality.” Tens of thousands of tweets and posts have been retweeted and shared.

It’s hard to know what motivated al-Sadr to unleash his attack, which isn’t the first of its kind, especially since Iraqi law imposes prison sentences for same-sex relations and bars LGBTQ people from serving in the army. Taking precedence over the law is a religious ruling by the top Shi’ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, prohibiting gay relations and even ordering that LGBTQ people be punished – an order that led to the murder of about 90 members of the community in 2012.

Kuwait has also awakened to the fight against LGBTQ people. The first victim was a chicken fast-food chain whose slogan is “One Love,” borrowed from Bob Marley. But the phrase has become a call for unity and equality among all people, battling discrimination based on origin, race, gender or sexual orientation.

The Dutch soccer association adopted the slogan in 2020, and its players wore the rainbow armband sporting the phrase. As the captain of the Dutch national team, Virgil Van Dijk, put it, “On the field everybody is equal, and this should be the case in every place in society.”

Israel’s aspirations to normalize ties with Riyadh can now also be based on shady cultural values. 

This past September, nine European countries announced that they would wear the armband with the slogan at all their games, including the World Cup in Qatar. As we know, that didn’t happen due to pressure from FIFA and the hosts.

The restaurant chain didn’t understand why Kuwaitis on social media singled it out as a supporter of LGBTQ people. Its owners went on the defensive and explained that the “One Love” signs on its restaurants referred to just one thing: “love for grilled chicken and chicken fingers.”

Iraqi Shi’ite preacher Muqtada al-Sadr.Credit: Qassem al-Kaabi/AFP 

The explanation wasn’t convincing and the signs were removed. They were replaced by pink-and-blue signs in the streets that made things very clear: “He isn’t like me, I’m a man and he’s a pervert.”

This is a play on words since in Arabic mithlimeans both “like me” and “gay” in the sense of LGBTQ. In fact, the community is dubbed “the m. community.”

The only ray of light flickered for a moment at a film festival early last month in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmanhas been investing huge sums in the industry, which halted operations in the 1970s. These efforts are part of the crown prince’s plan to vary the kingdom’s sources of income, though it’s mainly a lever to improve Saudi Arabia’s image.

A surprise awaited the many visitors to the festival, which would “take place with no censorship,” its director announced. The festival included films that championed LGBTQ themes such as the 2017 hit “Call Me By Your Name,” directed by Luca Guadagnino, and the new Moroccan film “The Blue Caftan,” directed by Maryam Touzani, which was also shown at the Haifa International Film Festival.

As expected, the screening of these movies caused an uproar on social media in the kingdom, where it was claimed that “this is no longer a matter of films with sex scenes. This is a call to adopt sexual perversion,” as one journalist wrote. It doesn’t seem that the showing of “The Blue Caftan,” which centers around a gay Moroccan tailor who hid his sexuality for 25 years, will change the kingdom’s legal and social outlook.

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The Saudi LGBTQ community is persecuted, its members subject to long prison sentences. And now Israel’s aspirations to normalize ties with Riyadh can also be based on shared cultural values like the fight against the LGBTQ community.

Israeli army blows up homes outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Israeli army blows up homes of Palestinian assailants

Benjamin Netanyahu9th Prime Minister of Israel

STORY: Israeli forces also killed two Palestinian militants during clashes that were set off when the army came for the demolition, Palestinian sources said.

The fatalities in Kafr-Dan village were the first for Palestinians since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu retook office last week at the head of a hard-right coalition.

Troops shot at Palestinians in Kafr-Dan who attacked them with gunfire, rocks and firebombs, the army said in a statement. There were no Israeli casualties in the incident.

Hamas, an Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, and a rival organization in the West Bank each claimed one of the two dead Palestinians as a member.

In a statement, Hamas, which rejects coexistence with Israel, vowed to “pursue resistance and confront the terrorism and fascism of the new Occupation government.”

Russian Horn has all types of nuclear weapons in its arsenal: Daniel 7

Defence Intelligence: Russia has all types of nuclear weapons in its arsenal

    A terrorist country has all kinds of nuclear weapons in its arsenal. Both tactical and strategic, the military intelligence of Ukraine constantly monitors her movements. Vadym Skibitsky, a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Ukraine, stated this on the air of the national telethon.

    “First, we know all storage locations. Secondly, we know the number and location of nuclear weapons carriers of the tactical level. We constantly monitor all movements of all carriers. We follow the active measures that the twelfth main department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation does or is conducting to do. It is responsible for the preparation and delivery of nuclear charges to weapons.

    This process is complex, but we have experience in monitoring and intelligence of strategic and other exercises of nuclear forces, which have been held since 2014 and earlier. That is, we know all the procedural issues. Because of this, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine constantly keeps the nuclear component of the Russian armed forces under control,” Vadym Skibitsky said.

    South Korean Horn Wants to Nuke Up: Daniel 7

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. Photo: South Korea Presidential Office via AP

    South Korea asks US for greater role in managing nuclear weapons amid North Korea threats

    Yoon’s remarks come a day after North Korean media reported Kim Jong-un called for developing new missiles and a larger nuclear arsenalYoon said strategy of ‘nuclear umbrella’ or ‘extended deterrence’ is no longer reassuring the public now that North Korea has developed nuclear weapon

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. Photo: South Korea Presidential Office via AP

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said his government is in talks with the US on taking a more active role in managing nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula, which would mark a significant shift in a decades-old policy among American allies to deter North Korea.

    “While the nuclear weapons belong to the US, intel sharing, planning, and training should be done jointly,” Yoon told South Korea’s Chosun newspaper in an interview published on Monday. “The US’s stance is quite positive,” he added, telling the newspaper that the policy should be conducted under the concept of “joint planning and joint exercise.” South Korea’s presidential office confirmed the remarks.

    Yoon said the strategy of “nuclear umbrella” or “extended deterrence” is no longer reassuring for the public now that North Korea has developed nuclear weapons and a range of missiles to deliver them. Since taking power in May, Yoon has sought to put South Korea on a path of overwhelming military strength against North Korea, which has launched scores of missiles in defiance of United Nations resolutions and is preparing for another nuclear test.

    South Korea’s $441m plan to upgrade military response after the North’s drone incursion


    South Korea’s $441m plan to upgrade military response after the North’s drone incursion

    In September, South Korea and the US agreed to cooperate more closely in their first formal talks on extended deterrence in about four years. The two sides agreed to “explore avenues to enhance alliance strategic readiness through improved information sharing, training, and exercises, as they relate to nuclear and non-nuclear threats, including better use of table-top exercises,” according to a US statement at the time.

    The US Embassy in Seoul did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday, a public holiday in South Korea.

    Over the weekend, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged to increase his nuclear arsenal in 2023 to stifle US and South Korean hostile acts following a nearly weeklong party meeting. He left almost no opening for a return to long-stalled disarmament talks, calling instead for an “exponential increase” of his nuclear arsenal.

    North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles on the last day of the year and then launched one more a few hours after the new year started in a defiant show of force that could set the tone for a further ratcheting up of tensions. Last week, Kim’s regime sent five drones across the border into South Korea, temporarily disrupting flights at major airports.

    With little threat of new sanctions and plans already afoot to further develop weapons including drones, submarines and missiles, Kim has been honing his ability to deliver a credible nuclear strike against the US and its allies, such as South Korea and Japan.

    The North Korea leader has raised tension to levels not seen in years by firing off more than 70 ballistic missiles in 2022, lowering his guardrails for the use of nuclear weapons and saying he sees no need to going back to the bargaining table for talks on winding back his nuclear arsenal in return for relief from sanctions that have largely cut the nation off from the world economy.