Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Judge upholds ruling for Murfreesboro mosque There Is No Proof Islam Is A Religion

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For the very first time, I see a statement here in this article that says it like it is. At the bottom of the article here, you will notice what is said.  

“Chancellor Corlew seems to go on and on that it’s been decided that Islam is a religion, and we take issue with that,” Brandon said. “There’s no proof in this case that Islam is a religion. There is no case law or code that Islam is a religion.”
Is Islam a Religion?

Fact of the matter is NO. Religion was never set up as a place to Worship. It there so that we practice Religion anywhere and everywhere. Somehow law makers have taken this and twisted it so that it is only means in buildings.
As for the fact of Islam. It has nothing to do with what people call religion. It is a book of Laws. Most of those laws do not even co-exist with the very laws of our own land. Not sure if anyone has noticed this. But the instant we see these new Mosques come in. We almost immediately see more court cases how they want to punish others under there own laws. This has and will continue to happen over and over again.

For anyone who has Loved America should know our basic laws. Simple stuff like Do not murder, Rape, Steal, Cheat. Most of it are Basic Morals. On the other hand. The Qur'an is not like this whatsoever. All these are allowed to further the cause of Holy War. Those who choose not to believe this should take the time to read. Mostly, if you plan to make this book your new laws. Because this is exactly what the primary goal is in the Book. To take over the populations and bring in Their laws under the name of Islam.
Now, Don't take my word for it. Read it yourself.

Check out 3 34 Is this really what you want to see become our new Laws?
Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.

And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.

O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.
As you continue to read you realize, This teaches not to co-exist or even accept their ways. Yet it goes even further.
I'll be placing a few more here but you can read a lot more here.
“And when you journey in the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten the prayer, if you fear that those who disbelieve will cause you distress, surely the unbelievers are your open ENEMY.” (Sura 4, verse 101).

“O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).” (Sura 9, verse 123).

“Surely We have prepared for the unbelievers chains and shackles and a burning fire.” (Sura 76, verse 4).

“They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them (the unbelievers) friends until they flee (their homes) in Allah's way; but if they turn back, then seize them and KILL them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.” (Sura 4, verse 89)

The sad part is this goes on and on and on throughout the entire book. Notice it really isn't about Worship. It's more of submit to your prayers and do what your told. That's it. If not your and infidel and should be killed or imprisoned. Again don't take my word for it. Read it yourself.
Now what is the Bible? Isn't it the same? No! It has a very Morality laws in it. But for the most part its about Men and Women and tells about their stories with God and Jesus Christ.
What about America's Laws? They basically come off of this.

Exodus 20

The Ten Commandments
 1 And God spoke all these words, saying:
       2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
       3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
       4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
       7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
       8 “ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
       12 “ Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
       13 “You shall not murder. (Notice the correct word here. Murder?)
       14 “You shall not commit adultery.
       15 “You shall not steal.
       16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
       17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
What about Jesus. and His laws?
The Scribes: Which Is the First Commandment of All?  
34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

You be the judge. Be sure to read both books, Make up your own mind. Which one is Peaceful? Which one is not? I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how anyone could call Islam Peaceful. Murder is never peaceful.
Now take a look at the article below. What do you think. Is Islam a Religion or just a book of Laws? Being it is all about Laws. Are you really that willing to make their laws our own here in America? Many state are already well on there way.|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

MURFREESBORO — A Rutherford County judge decided to uphold his earlier decision that the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has a right, by law, to build a bigger place of worship.
“Those who are adherents to Islam are entitled to pursue their worship in the United States just as are those who are adherents to more universally established faiths (in our community),” ruled Chancellor Robert Corlew III.
Opponents of the mosque had asked Corlew to reconsider the decision he made in May, which was that the 17 plaintiffs suing Rutherford County government can only challenge whether an open meeting violation occurred over the mosque’s approval.
No trial has been scheduled on whether the county failed to provide sufficient public notice before its Regional Planning Commission met May 24, 2010, to vote on the Islamic center’s plans to construct a 52,960-square-foot community center with a mosque on Veals Road.
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Signs Of The Times - UN Vote In Sept Could Divide The World Over Israel

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Israel is gearing up for what could be massive Palestinian protests in September, when the United Nations may move forward with the recognition of a Palestinian state. "The most immediate one is the decision of the Palestinian Authority to reject negotiations with Israel," former Israeli U.N. Ambassador Dore Gold told CBN News.Palestinians want the United Nations to accept them as a member state in September. Gold said they want to use mass demonstrations in the West Bank to challenge Israel.Turning World Opinion"There's a strategy in the field to create an atmosphere of violence that leads TV networks to give it special coverage and forces public opinion, as well as Western governments to shift their position from one of questions about what the Palestinians are doing to strong support for what they're trying to accomplish," Gold explained.

Israeli Messianic leader Chuck Cohen said any such action would be dividing God's land to make an Islamic state in the territory promised to the Jewish people."The Palestinians never had it in the first place, and yet here we are facing this threat," Cohen said.And they want to divide Jerusalem."God is saying, I'm testing your hearts with Jerusalem that I'm giving back to my people," he added.If Israel defies the U.N., author Joel Rosenberg warned that the international community could team up to cut off Israel diplomatically and even economically."Think of what we did with Iraq for example. We built a coalition to cut her off economically and then eventually we sent a military to overthrow a regime," Rosenberg said.Weapons of WarAnd what if Israel agrees to divide its land with the Palestinians?
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Videos show upstate New York, Vermont Irene flooding

North Carolina National Guard Hurricane Irene ...Image by The National Guard via FlickrThere are a few videos here at the link that shows some of the damage Irene's impact made. Be sure to check it out.
Hurricane Irene never hit New York City in the apocalyptic, big-city disaster scenario that Mayor Michael Bloomberg had spelled out late last week, but the storm still managed to leave 5 million homes and businesses without power and at least two dozen dead, according to the Associated Press.
The storm caused some of the worst flooding in a century in Vermont, and also submerged small upstate New York towns that are just now able to take stock of the damage.
This ABC News report, below, shows the frightening flooding in New York and Vermont--including dramatic footage of a covered bridge washing out near Rockingham, Vermont:

A North Carolina road was completely washed out by the storm. You can see flood waters bisecting Highway 12, which connects Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to the mainland, in the video below. The collapse left more than 2,000 people on the island stranded from the North Carolina mainland. Six deaths have been reported in the state, most from falling trees.

Irene moves to Canada as US counts cost

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The remnants of Irene reached Canada Monday after barreling through the northeastern United States where the storm claimed at least 18 lives and caused estimated economic damage of up to $7 billion.
Millions of people were without power along the East Coast after the huge storm -- now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone -- passed over the Big Apple and headed for Canada.
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center warned late Sunday of "major river flooding occurring in parts of the northeast," after President Barack Obama cautioned that recovery efforts would last for "weeks or longer."
"I want people to understand that this is not over," Obama said in a short statement in the White House Rose Garden.
"I do want to underscore that the impacts of this storm will be felt for some time... Power may be out for days in some areas."
The governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin, said his state was in "tough shape" while New York state's Andrew Cuomo warned of "tremendous flooding" in the Catskill Mountain area north of Manhattan.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

For Liberty Re-cut - Ron Paul 2012 Handout Full Video.

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...Image via WikipediaI can't expect people to watch this. I can't even tell anyone to watch this. It's a bit long. But, explains big issues that most people will NOT pay any attention to. Mostly because of what other people says about him. Yet, both Parties are the Problem. How many will stand for the Constitution?

In late 2009 we released a feature-length grassroots documentary entitled, "For Liberty: How the Ron Paul R3volution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty". Since then, we've been inundated with positive feedback from people all over the world who have viewed the film, and were inspired by Ron Paul's message of Freedom and Liberty. As independent filmmakers, we've been humbled by the response.

Soon after Ron Paul announced his new 2012 Presidential campaign on May 13th, 2011, we decided if we could shorten our original 120 minute film to just under 60 minutes, that it would make an excellent handout DVD to educate people about Ron Paul during his 2012 campaign.

We produced a 55 minute re-cut and posted it to RonPaulForums to be viewed, vetted and critiqued. Not long after, we debuted an updated version, which included a brand new 5 minute Addendum edit at the end featuring new exclusive commentary by Jack Hunter. The Addendum carries the viewer past the end of the 2008 campaign and through some of the successes Ron Paul & the Liberty Movement have had throughout 2008-2011.

With an updated subtitle, we completely re-designed the DVD's packaging and artwork into an informative literature piece in itself, and feel we've crafted the perfect Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign handout piece. The best part is people can get them at a discounted price and in bulk quantities right here on this site.

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Anyone who views the film will definitely take a 2nd look at Ron Paul in the upcoming straw polls, caucuses, and primaries.

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Judge Napolitano on the media ignoring Ron Paul. The media is trying to control who gets into the White House. They don't decide. 'We The People" decide. Everybody admits Ron Paul is consistent in ideology and of good character; yet, they ignore him. Judge Napolitano is right. The media has a credibility problem by ignoring Ron Paul.

Ames Straw Poll: Final results

August 13, 2011

1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%)

2. Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%)

3. Governor Tim Pawlenty (2293, 13.57%)

4. Senator Rick Santorum (1657, 9.81%)

5. Herman Cain (1456, 8.62%)

6. Governor Rick Perry (718, 3.62%) write-in

7. Governor Mitt Romney (567, 3.36%)

8. Speaker Newt Gingrich (385, 2.28%)

9. Governor Jon Huntsman (69, 0.41%)

10. Congressman Thad McCotter (35, 0.21%)
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Egyptians to hold ‘million-man protest’ against peace accord with Israel

Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (We...Image via WikipediaSeems the more this moves along Eziekel 38 and 39 is getting so much Closer. I posted many posts about all this. So far, all this is lining up perfectly with what the Bible said would happen over 4000 years ago. Still think the Bible isn't true? Yet more time will tell if this actually happens.

Who and how many will take part in today's million-man demonstration in Tahrir Square? It is not expected to be one of the routine demonstrations that have shaken Egypt since January. This time, Tahrir Square will confront Egypt's foreign policy. The headline of the demonstration is "Million-man demonstration to expel the Israeli ambassador," and most of the protest groups have announced that they will participate. Egyptian anger is not only directed at Israel which killed five soldiers during the terrorist attack near Eilat last week, but also against the Egyptian government's policy toward Israel.
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Egyptian protesters - Reuters - 26082011 Egyptian protesters shout slogans against Israel earlier this week.
Photo by: Reuters
Since the terrorist attack there have been raucous demonstrations in front of the Israeli embassy in the neighborhood of Giza that have resulted in a national event and a national hero, who climbed the flagpole in front of the embassy and removed the Israeli flag. Even though there are reports of smaller crowds and consequently smaller amounts of security guards protecting the embassy, the public discourse on the issue remains intense.
Those who organized the demonstration today also relied on a report in the daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, which said that Israel has still not responded to an Egyptian request for a joint investigation, and that National Security Adviser Ya'akov Amidror said that Israel will hold no such joint probe.

Ezekiel 38

Gog and Allies Attack Israel
 1 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh,[a] Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia,[b] and Libya[c] are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
7 “Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. 8 After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. 9 You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
10 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11 You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— 12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?

Joel 3

God Judges the Nations
 1 “For behold, in those days and at that time,
      When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
       2 I will also gather all nations,
      And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
      And I will enter into judgment with them there
      On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
      Whom they have scattered among the nations;
      They have also divided up My land.
       3 They have cast lots for My people,
      Have given a boy as payment for a harlot,
      And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
       4 “ Indeed, what have you to do with Me,
      O Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia?
      Will you retaliate against Me?
      But if you retaliate against Me,
      Swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head;
       5 Because you have taken My silver and My gold,
      And have carried into your temples My prized possessions.
       6 Also the people of Judah and the people of Jerusalem
      You have sold to the Greeks,
      That you may remove them far from their borders.
       7 “ Behold, I will raise them
      Out of the place to which you have sold them,
      And will return your retaliation upon your own head.
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Irene an extremely dangerous storm surge threat to the mid-Atlantic and New England

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane ScaleImage via Wikipedia Please be sure to keep all these people in your Prayers.

Be sure to see the full story and article here.
Back in 1938, long before satellites, radar, the hurricane hunters, and the modern weather forecasting system, the great New England hurricane of 1938 roared northwards into Long Island, New York at 60 mph, pushing a storm surge more than 15 feet high to the coast. Hundreds of Americans died in this greatest Northeast U.S. hurricane on record, the only Category 3 storm to hit the Northeast since the 1800s. Since 1938, there have been a number of significant hurricanes in the Northeast--the Great Atlantic hurricane of 1944, Hazel of 1954, Diane of 1955, Donna of 1960, Gloria of 1985, Bob of 1991, and Floyd of 1999--but none of these were as formidable as the great 1938 storm. Today, we have a hurricane over the Bahamas--Hurricane Irene--that threatens to be the Northeast's most dangerous storm since the 1938 hurricane. We've all been watching the computer models, which have been steadily moving their forecast tracks for Irene more to the east--first into Florida, then Georgia, then South Carolina, then North Carolina, then offshore of North Carolina--and it seemed that this storm would do what so many many storms have done in the past, brush the Outer Banks of North Carolina, then head out to sea. Irene will not do that. Irene will likely hit Eastern North Carolina, but the storm is going northwards after that, and may deliver an extremely destructive blow to the mid-Atlantic and New England states. I am most concerned about the storm surge danger to North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and the rest of the New England coast. Irene is capable of inundating portions of the coast under 10 - 15 feet of water, to the highest storm surge depths ever recorded. I strongly recommend that all residents of the mid-Atlantic and New England coast familiarize themselves with their storm surge risk. The best source of that information is the National Hurricane Center's Interactive Storm Surge Risk Map, which allows one to pick a particular Category hurricane and zoom in to see the height above ground level a worst-case storm surge may go. If you prefer static images, use wunderground's Storm Surge Inundation Maps. If these tools indicate you may be at risk, consult your local or state emergency management office to determine if you are in a hurricane evacuation zone. Mass evacuations of low-lying areas along the entire coast of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia are at least 50% likely to be ordered by Saturday. The threat to the coasts of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine is less certain, but evacuations may be ordered in those states, as well. Irene is an extremely dangerous storm for an area that has no experience with hurricanes, and I strongly urge you to evacuate from the coast if an evacuation is ordered by local officials. My area of greatest concern is the coast from Ocean City, Maryland, to Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is possible that this stretch of coast will receive a direct hit from a slow-moving Category 2 hurricane hitting during the highest tide of the month, bringing a 10 - 15 foot storm surge.

Figure 1. The scene in Nassau in the Bahamas at daybreak today. Image credit: Wunderblogger Mike Theiss.

Irene a Category 3 over the Bahamas, headed northwest
Hurricane Irene tore through the Bahama Islands overnight, bringing hurricane-force winds, torrential rains, and storm surge flooding to Crooked Island, Long Island, Rum Cay, and Cat Island, which all took a terrific pounding. Eleuthera and Abaco Island will receive the full force of Irene's eyewall today, but the eyewall will miss capital of Nassau. Winds there were sustained at 41 mph, gusting to 66 mph so far this morning, and I expect these winds will rise to 50 - 55 mph later today. Wunderblogger MIke Theiss is in Nassau, and will be sending live updates through the day today. Winds on Grand Bahama Island in Freeport will rise above tropical storm force late Thursday morning, and increase to a peak of 45 - 55 mph late Thursday afternoon. Grand Bahama will also miss the brunt of the storm. Irene is visible on Miami long-range radar, and the outer bands of the hurricane are bringing rain to Southeast Florida this morning.

Hurricane Irene: Obama warns of 'historic' storm
President Barack Obama has warned Hurricane Irene, currently looming off the east coast of the US, could be a "historic" storm.
Seven states from North Carolina to Connecticut have declared emergencies ahead of Irene's arrival.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in parts of four states.
The storm has weakened slightly to category two, with winds up to 105mph (169km/h), a strength at which it is expected to make landfall.
Irene, which has already caused havoc in the Caribbean, is expected to hit the coast of North Carolina on Saturday before barrelling northwards to Washington and New York City a day later.
'Don't delay' At 11:00 EDT on Friday (15:00 GMT), the storm was 330 miles south-south-west of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the US National Hurricane Center said.
Mr Obama, on holiday in Martha's vineyard, an island on the Massachusetts coast, said in a statement to reporters: "All indications point to this being a historic hurricane."
Cape Hatteras residents board windows at a store In Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, residents prepared for evacuation
"I cannot stress this highly enough: if you are in the projected path of this hurricane, you have to take precautions now," he added.
"Don't wait, don't delay. We all hope for the best, but we have to be prepared for the worst. All of us have to take this storm seriously. You need to listen to your state and local officials, and if you are given an evacuation order, please follow it."
The White House later said Mr Obama was returning early from his break to Washington to lead the government's response to the storm.
Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, could affect up to 65 million people in major cities along the east coast from Washington to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston - the most densely populated corridor in America.
"We're going to have damages, we just don't know how bad," Craig Fugate, head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, told the Associated Press news agency.
"This is one of the largest populations that will be impacted by one storm at one time."

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Islamist mob raids church in Cairo
A radical Islamist mob, known as Salafists, storm into Virgin Mary Church in Cairo, Egypt before setting the building on fire. The video captures the mob breaking windows and destroying furniture. Notice that one person is clearly holding a pistol before heading upstairs where Coptic Christians are hiding. At least 12 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded in the May 7th attack.

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Lockheed Martin presents airship of the future | Video |

A Zeppelin NT airshipImage via Wikipedia

Lockheed Martin presents airship of the future (1:38) 

Aug. 18 - Inflatable aircrafts have been around since the Montgolfier brothers developed the first untethered hot-air balloon in 1782, but 200 years later, they are making a high-tech resurgence for both civilian and military use. U.S. aerospace company Lockheed Martin's version is called the P-791 airship, which it hopes is about to take off. Rob Muir reports. ( Transcript )

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5.8 earthquake rattles Virginia, and a list of Earthquakes the past couple of days.

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Shake M...Image via Wikipedia

 5.8 earthquake rattles Virginia, East Coast; more aftershocks likely,0,5057943.story
RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – Geologists say aftershocks will likely continue after Tuesday's strong earthquake centered near Mineral, Virginia shook the state and the East Coast.
The U.S. Geological Survey says 5.8 magnitude earthquake took place at 1:51 p.m. near Louisa County. Two aftershocks of 2.8 and 2.2 magnitudes were also recorded later in the afternoon at 2:46 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., respectively. Another 4.2 magnitude aftershock took place at 8:04 p.m.  The fourth confirmed aftershock occurred about 40 miles northwest of Richmond at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday with a magnitude of 3.4.
William and Mary Geologist Chuck Bailey told CBS 6 News that Tuesday's earthquake, which was the largest registered in the state since 1897, will be known as the "big one." 
In fact, Bailey says people from as far away as Toronto and Atlanta felt the vibrations since the quake took place at such a shallow depth.
Bailey says aftershocks will continue, but that they will likely continue to be small.
However, he says folks near the epicenter in Mineral, will feel the aftershocks. The farther out from the epicenter, the less likely folks will feel the shaking.
Additionally, Earthquake Information Center Geophysicist Amy Vaughan says so far the number of aftershocks has been low.
Vaughan told the Associated Press that it's likely there will be some more aftershocks for days, if not weeks.

Earth 'shook like a hammock' in Peru quake

A strong but deep earthquake shook a sparsely populated northern jungle region on Wednesday near Brazil's border. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
The quake had a magnitude of 7.0 and was centered 50 miles north of the jungle city of Pucallpa, said Peru's Geophysical Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The temblor shook office buildings in Peru's capital, Lima, about 370 miles away, witnesses said.
In Pucallpa, buildings shook, trees swayed, and people headed out into the street. The agencies said the quake struck at 12:46 p.m. local time (1:46 p.m. EDT) and was centered 90 miles underground. The deeper the quake, the less it is likely to cause damage.
Local media said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in central parts of the Andean nation.
Pucallpa is a regional capital and commercial center of about 200,000 population in a sparsely populated region in central-eastern Peru close to the Brazilian border.

Deep 7.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Peruvian Amazon
PUCALLPA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful but deep earthquake struck the Amazon in northern Peru on Wednesday afternoon, seismologists said, injuring several people.
The 7.0-magnitude earthquake at 12.46 p.m. local time (1746 GMT) was centered about 44 kilometers (27 miles) east of Contamana, a town in the Loreto Region in northeastern Peru. It struck about 149 kilometers (92 miles) deep, making it a fairly deep earthquake, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which also measured the earthquake at 7.0 on the Richter scale, estimated that some 40,000 people may have felt strong shaking, while 572,000 people may have felt moderate shaking. Another 2 million people could have felt light shaking.

6.2 quake shakes Vanuatu
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning.
The US Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 10.06pm on Thursday (11.06am today, NZ time) at a depth of 10.1 kilometres.
Its epicentre was 77 kilometres southwest of Vanuatu's capital, Port-Vila.
The quake is the third in a series of earthquakes to rattle the region over the last four days. Two quakes of magnitudes-7.1 and 7.0 struck the region in quick succession on Sunday, but no injuries or damage was reported.

Magnitude 5.9
Location 36.108°N, 141.698°E
Depth 34.5 km (21.4 miles)
Distances 113 km (70 miles) ESE of Mito, Honshu, Japan
127 km (78 miles) SE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
170 km (105 miles) ESE of Utsunomiya, Honshu, Japan
182 km (113 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.3 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
Parameters NST=364, Nph=365, Dmin=318.4 km, Rmss=0.59 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0005hyu

Magnitude 5.8 - VANUATU

Magnitude 5.8
Location 17.471°S, 167.244°E
Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles)
Distances 117 km (72 miles) WNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
214 km (132 miles) S of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
314 km (195 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
1835 km (1140 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.8 km (9.8 miles); depth +/- 3.9 km (2.4 miles)
Parameters NST=248, Nph=250, Dmin=516.5 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0005hw2
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