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This Happened On Planet Earth…July 2019…End Times Signs

Published on 7 Jul 2019
Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.





6.4 Quake Hits Calif., Aftershocks Swarm, Fear Big One—Signs of the Last Days

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Genesis 2: The Responsibility for the Edenic Covenant

Published on 6 Jul 2019

Genesis 2: The Responsibility for the Edenic Covenant All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.





John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST (Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)




Judgment Begins With The Family Of God
QUESTION:    Recently my church, as well as several radio Bible study programs that I listen to, have been teaching about how God’s judgment begins in the house of the Lord. They all say that we need to live according to God’s commands or we face being judged. I thought we Christians have had all our sins judged already.
ANSWER:    Here’s the passage the people you’re listening to use to support their opinion.
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the house of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
(1 Peter 4:16-17).
As you can see, Peter is talking about being persecuted for our faith. He started on this subject in verse 12. And notice He didn’t say it’s God’s judgment. This is something that comes at the hands of unbelievers.
Any persecution we experience from unbelievers is a sign that we belong to God, and is something for which we should praise the Lord. Peter told us to compare the persecution we receive from unbelievers with what God will do to them for refusing to believe. That will help us put things into their proper perspective.
God cannot judge us because He already judged His Son in our place. Jesus took our sins upon Himself and paid the penalties for all of them at the cross (Colossians 2:13-14). Therefore, God has made His own righteousness available to us because of our faith (Romans 3:21-24). This righteousness is beyond any thing we could ever earn and makes us perfect forever in His sight (Hebrews 10:12-14). We can’t make ourselves perfect by our works, because God’s requirements are too high. We can only be made perfect by our faith.
Believing in what Jesus has done for us is how we fulfill His command to be perfect just as your Father in Heaven is perfect (Matt. 5:48).

No unbelievers When The Millennium Begins?
QUESTION:    Please clarify your statement that ‘at the beginning of the Millennium the unbelievers would be removed from the earth’ – can you give the scripture for that? As I understand it, the believers, who have been raptured previous to those thousand years, will return at the beginning of them with Christ to rule and get rid of the evil. Where am I going wrong?
ANSWER:    The removal of unbelievers from Earth just prior to the beginning of the Millennium is mentioned in five places. The First is Matt. 24:40-41 where it gives several examples of some being taken while others are left. This is a misleading translation because the Greek word for taken actually means received and the one for left means to put away. The Lord was explaining that when He returns there will be people living on Earth, having survived the Great Tribulation. Some will be believers and will be received into the Kingdom. Others will not be and will be put away, excluded from the Kingdom.
Then in the balance of Matt. 24 and all of Matt. 25, the Lord gave four examples of people who would either be sent to the outer darkness or to the eternal fires. In the parable of the servants, it’s false teachers. In the Parable of the 10 virgins, it’s believers who didn’t maintain their relationship with the Lord and fell away. In the Parable of the Talents it’s those who ignore his word, and in the Sheep and Goats it’s those who refused to help His brothers in their time of desperate need.
As for returning to Earth with the Lord to rid the world of evil, Scripture does not support that Idea. In fact, although the Millennium will begin with no unbelievers on Earth, things will get progressively more evil during the 1,000 years until by the end when Satan is released he will be able to recruit a giant army in one last attempt to defeat the Lord.
And while the Church will be involved somehow in ruling the Earth, we will live in the New Jerusalem, which will not be located on Earth.


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God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)







2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another





Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
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BIG ONE NEXT? Southern California Is Pounded By Back-To-Back Major Earthquakes With Thousands Of Aftershocks Coming Every 24 Hours
The earth hasn't stopped rumbling under Southern California since Thursday, when a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Ridgecrest and the surrounding area.
More than 4,700 quakes have occurred since Thursday, said USGS geophysicist John Bellini. “They are coming in every 30 seconds, every minute,” he said. After Friday’s 7.1 quake, three quakes of magnitude 5 or greater struck within the first hour, he said. After an earthquake as powerful as the one that hit Friday, residents can expect an aftershock reaching up to a magnitude of 6.0, officials said Saturday, and should even be prepared for a scarier shake.
The earth hasn’t stopped rumbling under Southern California since Thursday, when a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Ridgecrest and the surrounding area.
California is in panic mode right now, and not simply because of an earthquake or two, but because of nearly 5,000 quakes that have been registered over the past 48 hours. So scared, in fact, that many Californians are choosing to sleep in their yards rather than be inside their homes. That’s how bad it is. Scientists say it is only going to get worse, what exactly is happening in the land of fruits and nuts?
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17 (KJV)
The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has declared a state of extreme emergency to exist in his state, and has instructed the State Operations Center to be activated at the ‘highest level’. They are in full panic mode, and rightly so. The Bible tells us that the weather is the greatest weapon God has at His disposal, and He uses it in judgement as we read about in the the book of Revelation during the time of Jacob’s trouble. And earthquakes are one of the ‘heavy hitters’ in God’s closet.
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.” Mark 13:8 (KJV)
The word ‘earthquakes’ appears only three times in your King James Bible, one mention each in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, and all three times are referring to the time that exists in the lead up to the time of Jacob’s trouble.  Not in the time of Jacob’s trouble itself. What time is that? That time is right now. Just a little something for you to think about.
The earth under Southern California is rumbling with about one aftershock every minute
FROM CNN: The earth hasn’t stopped rumbling under Southern California since Thursday, when a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Ridgecrest and the surrounding area.
The quake was followed by more than 1,400 aftershocks, according to scientists. On Friday, an even stronger quake — with a magnitude of 7.1 — rattled the region, leaving residents traumatized, Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden said Saturday morning.
“Many of them are sleeping outside tonight,” Breeden said. “They’re fearful to be in their homes. Many are choosing to just be with their neighbors … in their sidewalks, in their driveways and some of them are in the streets.”
There’s been an average of one aftershock per minute since Friday’s quake in the southern part of the state, according to the United States Geological Survey website.
More than 4,700 quakes have occurred since Thursday, said USGS geophysicist John Bellini.”They are coming in every 30 seconds, every minute,” he said. After Friday’s 7.1 quake, three quakes of magnitude 5 or greater struck within the first hour, he said.
After an earthquake as powerful as the one that hit Friday, residents can expect an aftershock reaching up to a magnitude of 6.0, officials said Saturday, and should even be prepared for a scarier shake.
“I would probably start taking some stuff off the walls if they’re not already down,” Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin said Saturday morning. “Make sure you’re not sleeping under something that’s still hung up.”
The chief warned residents to stay prepared and load up on supplies while stores are still open, “just in case that we have something bigger than we had today.”
He said residents should remain vigilant for the next two weeks.
“This isn’t going to stop in the near future,” he said. “The aftershocks, they haven’t slowed down since the 7.1 (magnitude earthquake). For a period of time there was constant vibration.”
The constant aftershocks are keeping everyone on edge, Ridgecrest resident and Jessica Weston told CNN’s Cyril Vanier Saturday. “It’s fairly frequent, especially since the big one hit this evening it feels like a tiny little earthquake,” Weston said. “Everybody’s on edge obviously because as soon as you feel that little rumble… of course we’re all wondering is this another big one.” READ MORE:
Magnitude 6.9-7.1 Earthquake Just Hit California/Los Angeles
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks Southern California
A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries, while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks.
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks Southern California – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Southern California late Friday, just a day after the region was hit with a magnitude 6.4 quake.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Southern California late Friday, just a day after the region was hit with a magnitude 6.4 quake.


7.1 Magnitude Quake Rocks Southern California; Multiple Fires, Injuries In Ridgecrest
For a second day, Southern California was rocked by a major earthquake Friday — this one a 7.1 magnitude — in the same area of the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest where a 6.4 magnitude temblor caused damage on Thursday.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 8:19 p.m. and was centered 11 miles from Ridgecrest. The agency initially said the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.1, downgraded it to a 6.9 but then readjusted back up to a 7.1. 
If the preliminary magnitude is correct, it would be the largest Southern California quake in 20 years.
Multiple fires and injuries have been reported in Ridgecrest — about 150 miles from Los Angeles — after Friday’s earthquake, Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person told CNN. An emergency operations center is being set up in Bakersfield, she said.
“It is on the same fault system and it’s larger,” said Cal Tech seismologist Lucy Jones. “Still in the Owens Valley. My expectation is Ridgecrest is having a difficult time tonight.”
Jones said since Friday’s quake was larger, Thursday’s 6.4 temblor would now be considered a foreshock. The foreshock Friday morning and the 7.1 quake had lengthen the fault line to the northwest away from Los Angeles.
“The fault is growing,” Jones said.
In the hour following the 7.1 temblor, Jones said, there were at least 10 aftershocks of between 4-5 magnitude including a 5.1 at around 9:19 p.m.
The temblor was felt from Long Beach to Las Vegas. .Thursday’s quake caused major damage to buildings and roads in Ridgecrest and reports of even wider destruction began rolling in within an hour of a quake.
Officials in San Bernardino County reported homes shifting, foundation cracking and retaining walls coming down. One person suffered minor injuries and was being treated by firefighters, they said.
“It just started getting stronger and stronger, and I looked into my house and the lamp started to sway. I could see power lines swaying,” he said. “This one seemed 45 (seconds)… I’m still straightening pictures.”
In Las Vegas, the quake rocked the Thomas & Mack Center where a NBA Summer League game featuring top draft pick Zion Williamson was underway. Immediately, officials halted play and fans streamed out of the facility as the massive scoreboard rocked back and forth.
The press box at Dodger Stadium lurched for several seconds, and fans in the upper deck appeared to be moving toward the exit. Enrique Hernandez of the Dodgers was at-bat in the bottom of the fourth when the quake occurred. He stepped out of the batter’s box, but it wasn’t clear if that was because of the quake.
As a comparison, the deadly Loma Prieta Earthquake that ravaged the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989 was a 6.9 magnitude temblor. The 1994 Northridge earthquake was a 6.7.
7.1-magnitude quake felt across Southern California, a day after a 6.4
A powerful quake rattled Ridgecrest, Calif. Friday night, a day after a 6.4-magnitude temblor centered near the same Kern County town was felt across Southern California.
Throughout the night, U.S. Geological Survey officials changed the magnitude estimate of the quake from 7.1 to 6.9 and back.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said he activated the state’s emergency operations center to its highest level, and the state was coordinating mutual aid to first responders. 
Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person said officials are responding to multiple reports of injuries and multiple reports of fires.
The Kern County Fire Department reported it was responding to at least two structure fires following the quake, while it was also rushing to help battle a vegetation fire outside Bakersfield, Calif, two hours away.
Power outages were reported in and around Ridgecrest and the nearby community of Trona was without power.
Ridgecrest police were asking for emergency assistance, specifically donations of drinking water, as supplies were dwindling in the community. People were asked to leave  donations at the Ridgecrest Police Department.
San Bernardino County Fire tweeted that it was receiving multiple 911 calls from the northwest communities of the county, with callers describing cracked foundations and shifted homes. The fire department also tweeted that there was one minor injury in the county.  
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported multiple downed power lines and said trains are being temporarily halted while inspectors check for damages.
California District 6 Highways tweeted there was a rock slide that blocked a highway near Kern River Canyon.
​Just before 9:30 p.m., the L.A. County Fire Department announced it was sending search and rescue emergency crews to Ridgecrest to assist with any damages.
The epicenter of Friday’s powerful quake was 11 miles north-northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the USGS.
Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist and founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science & Society, clarified that the Fourth of July quake is now considered a foreshock of Friday’s quake. 
So the M6.4 was a foreshock. This was a M7.1 on the same fault as has been producing the Searles Valley sequence. This is part of the same sequence –
— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) July 6, 2019
Three minutes before the 7.1 quake, which happened at 8:19 p.m., a 5.0-magnitude quake was centered close by — 9 miles west-southwest of San Bernardino County’s Searles Valley,which is about 25 miles from Ridgecrest.
In the first hour after Friday’s quake, 15 aftershocks of between 3.0 and 4.7 were registered.
Speaking during a hastily organized news conference Friday night, Jones warned  that she expects more earthquakes throughout the night.
“A magnitude 7 usually has aftershocks that last for years,” she said.”My expectation is that Ridgecrest is having a pretty difficult time. It is a foreshock, when an aftershock becomes bigger than a main shock we change the name to a foreshock.”
The day before, on the Fourth of July, a 6.4-magnitude quake also centered near Ridgecrest caused structural damage and injuries near the epicenter, and rattled nerves across Southern California and into Nevada.
Friday’s quake was the strongest in at least 20 years in Southern California. 
The two quakes are considered two of the most intense temblors to hit the region since 1994’s Northridge quake.
Kern County Fire Chief David Witt said emergency officials in Ridgecrest responded  to at least two house fires after the Fourth of July quake, a small vegetation fire, downed power lines and gas leaks.
“There are more calls than we have people,” Witt said at the time, adding that he expects local officials would get reinforcement. Minor injuries and some structural damage, including buildings with the glass blown out as well as downed grocery store shelves, were reported according to Witt.
California Earthquake: Multiple injuries and fires reported
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Southern California on Friday night — the second one near Ridgecrest in less than two days. 
The latest earthquake occurred 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the US Geological Survey. 
It comes a day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake centered near Ridgecrest rattled the state Thursday. That earthquake has produced more than 1,400 aftershocks, scientists said. 
Multiple fires and injuries have been reported in Ridgecrest — about 150 miles from Los Angeles — after Friday’s earthquake, Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person told CNN. An emergency operations center is being set up in Bakersfield, she said. 
In central Los Angeles, Friday’s earthquake felt stronger than the one a day earlier, making buildings rock back and forth forcefully. Donald Castle, who lives in Porterville west of Ridgecrest, said his house shook for between 20 and 25 seconds.
“It was more of a shake than what we had on the Fourth. It lasted longer and was more rolling,” he said. 
The shaking was felt all the way in Las Vegas, much like the earthquake a day earlier. 
The NBA Summer League game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks in Las Vegas was delayed Friday following reports of the quake. Scoreboards and speakers near the ceiling of the arena shook when the earthquake hit. 
Public safety units are being deployed throughout the city ” to ensure safety and inspect infrastructure,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
Noted seismologist Lucy Jones said Friday both earthquakes are part of an ongoing sequence, of a “very energetic system.”






Southern California earth is rumbling with one aftershock every minute
The earth hasn’t stopped rumbling under Southern California since Thursday, when a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Ridgecrest and the surrounding area. 
The quake was followed by more than 1,400 aftershocks, according to scientists. On Friday, an even stronger quake — with a magnitude of 7.1 — rattled the region, leaving residents traumatized, Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden said Saturday morning. 
“Many of them are sleeping outside tonight,” Breeden said. “They’re fearful to be in their homes. Many are choosing to just be with their neighbors … in their sidewalks, in their driveways and some of them are in the streets.”
There’s been an average of one aftershock per minute since Friday’s quake in the southern part of the state, according to the United States Geological Survey website. 
After an earthquake as powerful as the one that hit Friday, residents can expect an aftershock reaching up to a magnitude of 6.0, officials said Saturday, and should even be prepared for a scarier shake.
“This isn’t going to stop in the near future,” he said. “The aftershocks, they haven’t slowed down since the 7.1 (magnitude earthquake). For a period of time there was constant vibration.”
The constant aftershocks are keeping everyone on edge, Ridgecrest resident and Jessica Weston told CNN’s Cyril Vanier Saturday. 
“It’s fairly frequent, especially since the big one hit this evening it feels like a tiny little earthquake,” Weston said. “Everybody’s on edge obviously because as soon as you feel that little rumble… of course we’re all wondering is this another big one.”
Weston said she was driving with her mom when the earthquake hit Friday, and “the car just kind of bounces up and down.”
“In my experience, (it’s) the least scary place to be. It’s way scarier when you feel the floor kind of like pulling out from under you and you wonder what’s going to fall on your head,” she said. 
Weston said she plans to sleep in the back of her car, where she feels safer. 
CalTech seismologist Lucy Jones said in a press conference Friday both the Thursday and Friday earthquakes were part of an ongoing “very energetic system.”
The second quake released more than 11 times the energy of the first earthquake, CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller said. 
Officials are not ruling out the possibility of more. Jones said early Saturday there’s about a 10% chance that Searles Valley will see another 7.0-magnitude earthquake.
“Today’s M7.1 has a 1 in 20 of being followed by something even bigger,” she said. “Smaller quakes — M5s are likely and a M6 is quite possible.”
Ridgecrest had begun clearing up the damage from Thursday’s shock when it was hit again a day later. 
The 6.4 Thursday quake was followed by more than 1,000 aftershocks. Fires broke out, gas lines were broken and a major hospital was evacuated, the mayor said that night.
11% chance of another huge earthquake in Southern California, scientists say
The odds that Southern California will experience another earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater in the next week are now nearly 11%, according to preliminary estimates from seismologists.
And the chances that a quake will surpass the 7.1 temblor that struck near Ridgecrest on Friday night are roughly 8% to 9%, said Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones.
“There’s about a 1 in 10 chance that we could have another 7 in this sequence,” she said.
More likely is that the Owens Valley will experience another temblor of magnitude 6 or greater. The odds of that are slightly greater than 50-50, Jones said. And more quakes of magnitude 5 or greater are a near certainty.
The 7.1 quake occurred on the same fault system as the 6.4 temblor that is now being considered a foreshock. It was further away from Los Angeles, though still in the Owens Valley.
“This happened at the end of the zone that moved previously,” Jones said.
As of 11 p.m., it has already been followed by three quakes above a magnitude 5, 17 above a magnitude 4 and more than 70 that exceeded magnitude 3, Jones said.
Crews assess damage from second big quake in Southern California
 Emergency rescue crews fanned out Saturday to assess damage from the second powerful earthquake to hit Southern California in as many days — a 7.1 magnitude tremor that revived fears of the so-called Big One the region has feared for decades.
No fatalities or serious injuries have been reported from this second quake, the largest in Southern California in more than two decades. It hit Friday night in a remote and sparsely populated area around 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, where it was also felt.
But the earth’s mighty twitch shook buildings, damaged roads and rattled people still jittery from a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the same region on Thursday.
Victor Abdullatif, owner of a small supermarket in the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest, pointed to huge piles of smashed wine bottles and other merchandise thrown to the floor by the quake as he walked through his store. 
“We’ve never seen anything like this, this is the biggest and most impactful quake that I’ve ever experienced,” he told AFP.
Two news presenters on local TV station KCBS looked distraught as the quake hit while they were on the air, gazing up repeatedly to see if anything was falling.
Around 3,000 people in Ridgecrest and the surrounding area are without power, the local utility company said.
In the town of Trona some buildings collapsed, gas pipelines ruptured and power was knocked out. Officials would know more as the day progresses, said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
Numerous gas leaks were reported near the epicenter, including in the towns of Trona and Argus.
“Firefighters have secured leaks where possible and evacuated residents from homes with leaks that cannot be secured,” the San Bernardino fire department tweeted.
In Los Angeles, the fire department deployed vehicles and helicopters, and reported fallen power lines and localized electricity outages.
But Mayor Eric Garcetti said there were no reports of serious damage in the city.
Numerous visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim reported on Twitter that rides were shut for safety inspections after the quake.
Patrons at movie theaters in the Los Angeles area evacuated due to the quake.
Alarming scenes from Southern California’s strongest earthquakes in two decades
Here are just some of the scenes of Friday’s shake, described as the strongest in the area in about 20 years, which the Associated Press said broke roads and caused several injuries.


With The US Senate Hinting At A Catastrophic Grid Down Scenario Ahead, Americans Should Be Prepared
While we were happy to learn that the US government is finally taking moves to protect our nation’s electrical grid after the US Senate passed the King bill to protect our energy grid against cyber attacks, as this new story from Justus Knight which Steve Quayle had linked to on his website Friday asked, “why the sudden need to do so now?
Pointing out within his story that for years, the independent media has been warning about the vulnerability of the grid and what might happen here in America should it come crashing down, Knight also warns in his video that we’ve embedded at the bottom of this story that the long and short term implications of the severity of this threat is something that we should have prepared for long ago: “No trains, no planes, no food, no sanitation, no phones, no money…just darkness!
But as Forbes reported in this July 3rd story, rather than ‘going forward‘ to ‘secure the grid‘ with new technologies, the US government’s surprising move to secure our electrical systems will be using ‘retro technologies‘ to do so.:
Rather than bringing in new technology and skills, it will use analog and manual technology to isolate the grid’s most important control systems. This, the government says, will limit the reach of a catastrophic outage
This approach seeks to thwart even the most sophisticated cyber-adversaries who, if they are intent on accessing the grid, would have to actually physically touch the equipment, thereby making cyberattacks much more difficult,” said a press release as the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act (SEIA), passed the Senate floor.
And while our hats go off for the moves finally being made with Senators Angus King (I-Maine), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) leading the charge, the Bill still has to be passed by the House of Representatives before being implemented and even if that happens, a two-year pilot program which will be used to study and implement the program leaves plenty of time now for those who want to do America damage via hacking our grids to do so.
So we’ll take a look within this ANP story at all of the latest signs that we should be preparing for a grid down scenario including the recent ‘cloudfare incident‘ which took down the Drudge Report, ANP and much of the independent media as well as several recent countrywide grid outages and rumors of cyberwarfare now ongoing between the US and Russia. And we’ll look at preparing for such a catastrophic scenario that we pray never happens but in preparing for just such a scenario, will give our families and loved ones a fighting chance should this nightmare scenario‘ come to pass


Heavy Fighting Erupts Between Indian, Pakistani Forces in Kashmir Region
Heavy firing exchanges were reported on Friday between Indian and Pakistani forces on the so-called Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, local media reported.
Indian Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told the IANS news agency that Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire with mortar shelling in the LoC area at about 21:00 p.m local time on Friday.
According to the ANI news agency, the ceasefire violation occurred in the Nowshera Sector of the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani forces reportedly started firing with small arms followed by mortar shelling along the LoC. There have been no reports on damage or casualties. 
The Pakistani military has not issued a statement regarding the incident.
Meanwhile, the IANS news agency said that fire exchange along the LoC is continuing.
The strife escalated after a deadly attack in Kashmir on 14 February, when a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed attacked an Indian security convoy, killing over 40 personnel.
The Indian Air Force retaliated with an airstrike against what it claimed to be a camp belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed based in the Pakistani side of Kashmir.
In 1972, New Delhi and Islamabad signed the Simla agreement, agreeing to settle their disputes through bilateral negotiations without third-party intervention. The governments also agreed that the LoC between the two countries, decreed during the ceasefire of 17 December, 1971, should be respected.
Following several armed conflicts, the two countries again agreed to a ceasefire in 2003. Since that time, both sides have repeatedly accused each other of violating the truce, as continued instability in the region leads to the emergence of various extremist groups.




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High alert in US, British Navies after UK marines seize Iranian oil tanker
The high alert was declared even before Mohsen Rezai’s threat on Friday, July 5, to seize a British vessel unless the Iranian oil tanker impounded by UK Marines on its way to Syria was released at once. The Panama-flagged Grace 1 was carrying Iranian crude oil for the Banyas refinery in Syria on Thursday, when troops of the Royal Marines boarded and impounded the vessel in keeping with European Union sanctions in force against Syria since 2011. The vessel was towed to port in Gibraltar. The island’s British and Spanish authorities admitted they had acted on US intelligence and meeting a special request from Washington.
Some of the British marines were dropped onto the ship’s deck by rope from a helicopter; a second group clambered aboard from speedboatsAn Iranian foreign ministry spokesman called the action a “form of piracy.” The British ambassador was summoned to the office in protest. 
Iranian and European diplomats had just spent a week on tough talks on compensation for US sanctions, especially on its oil exports. They ended in impasse. French President Emmanuel Macron had offered to travel to Tehran, provided the Iranians backtracked on their decision to exceed the 2015 nuclear limits on uranium enrichment as of Sunday, July 7. After that letdown, the seizure of the oil tanker was a major blow for Iran and set back the deterrent advantage gained by a string of Revolutionary Guards sabotage attacks on Gulf oil targets and the US in Iraq since May 12. Tehran will not allow this extreme affront to go unanswered.
DEBKAfile’s military sources note that the capture of the tanker at Gibraltar blocked the Mediterranean route for dodging US sanctions on Iranian oil exports. US intelligence tracked the Grace 1 from its port of origin in Iran in mid-June and watched the vessel circumnavigating Africa instead of sailing through the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and Mediterranean up to its Syrian destination. Now that the Gibraltar gate to the Mediterranean is slammed shut, Iran can only fall back on the Chinese outlet. For now, the Trump administration is turning a blind eye to the oil tankers moving Iranian oil freights to terminals in China.  
Mohsen Rezai, a former IRGC commander, is described by our sources as enjoying the rare advantage of high prestige in regime circles and wide popularity on the Iranian street. His voice is relatively moderate and measured compared with his hardline colleagues. The threat to seize a British oil tanker or other vessel coming from him should be taken seriously.


ANALYSIS: Mossad Chief Says Iran Lying About Nukes
On Monday, Mossad chief Yossi Cohen during a speech at a security conference in Herzliyah, Israel, disclosed a range of activities his organization undertook over the past few years and which have saved countless lives across the globe.
In a James Bond movie one person saves the world, Cohen said adding that in our world “many (Mossad) operatives” do this.
The Mossad director claimed that his agents found out that Iran had been plotting to carry out terror attacks in The Netherlands, Germany, Turkey and France while training 300 operatives in Syria who were supposed to export the Islamic Revolution to Africa.
Cohen also revealed that Iran last year paid $100 million to the Palestinian terror groups in Gaza in order to get them upping the pressure on Israel by means of the so-called ‘Great Match of Return’, the organized violence along the Israeli border with Gaza.
The Mossad has also delivered the intelligence that thwarted terror attacks against civilian planes around the world and saved the lives of Jews everywhere.
Cohen pointed to Iran’s determination to expand its ballistic missile program and said this was another indication the Islamic Republic has not abandoned its nuclear weapons program.
His words got more significance after Mojtaba Zonnour, the former chairman of Iran’s Nuclear Subcommittee and current chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament, threatened to destroy Israel within half an hour in case the United States would attack Iran.
“If America attacks us, Israel will survive for less than half an hour,” Zonnour bragged.
The high-ranking Iranian official also claimed that all 36 American bases in the Middle East are under Iran’s ‘surveillance’ and within reach of its ballistic missiles.
Zonnour’s statement raises again the question if Iran isn’t in the possession of nuclear weapons already.
Former CIA spy Reza Khalili (not his real name), who delivered intelligence to the US while being a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, claimed in October 2011 that Iran already has nuclear weapons.
According to Khalili Iran purchased tactical nuclear weapons from former Soviet-Union republic Kazakhstan.
Khalili cited Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, an experienced intelligence officer and recipient of a Bronze Star, who told the CIA spy that his sources had reported to him Iran had two workable nuclear warheads in 2011.
Earlier, in April 2006, the Russian journal Novaia Gazeta, disclosed that a shocking 250 nuclear warheads from the Ukrainian nuclear arsenal were missing after the collapse of the Soviet-Union.
The Russian magazine suggested that the missing nuclear warheads could have ended up in Iran.
Another possibility is that Iran has transferred a part of its nuclear weapons program to a third country most likely Syria.
In 2015 the German magazine Der Spiegel claimed that Iran had built a new nuclear facility in the west Syrian town of Qusayr close to the Lebanese border.
Der Spiegel claimed that 8,000 fuel rods were stored at the site but American weapon expert Jennifer Dyer thought Qusayr could also be a plutonium facility.
The Washington-based Institute For Science And International Security (ISIS) in March 2018 published a report which also dealt with Qusayr.
The report stated that while “evidence remains inconclusive” there is reason to believe that Syria, apparently with help from North Korea and Iran, built a new underground nuclear facility in Qusayr.
The ISIS investigators, among them former IAEA nuclear inspector David Albright, reviewed satellite images of Qusayr and noted that the site was located close to an underground aquifer which could be used for the cooling of a nuclear reactor.
They also observed that efforts had been made to camouflage large amounts of excavated limestone earth which had been covered with brown earth on a nearby terraced hill.
Earlier intercepted radio traffic between a high-ranking Hezbollah operative and Ibrahim Othman, the head of the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission, furthermore revealed that Qusayr was indeed a nuclear site.
The Hezbollah commander referred to Qusayr as “the atomic factory” while officers of the Free Syrian Army who fought against Assad’s army in the Qusayr region reported that Iranians were guarding “the nuclear site.”
As for Cohen’s remarkable speech at IDC in Herzliyah the Mossad chief indicated that more information on the exact nature of Iran’s nuclear program could be released in the near future.


UN nuclear watchdog to hold emergency meeting on Iran next week
The UN’s nuclear watchdog said Friday it will hold an emergency meeting on Iran’s nuclear program next week, days after Tehran breached one of the limits set in a 2015 deal with world powers.
The meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors, which follows a US request, will be held on July 10, an IAEA spokesman said.
Earlier, the US mission in Vienna said in a statement that American Ambassador to International Organizations Jackie Wolcott had requested the special meeting to discuss Iran’s breach of the amount of enriched uranium it could stockpile.
The IAEA confirmed earlier this week that Iran had breached the limit of 300kg for stockpiles of enriched uranium as stipulated under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The US statement described the news of the breach as “concerning.”
“The international community must hold Iran’s regime accountable,” the statement added.
Iran has said that as of Sunday it will begin breaking another key limit set in the JCPOA, which restricts the enrichment level of its uranium stockpile to 3.67 percent.
On Thursday, the European Union said it was in contact with signatories of the Iran nuclear agreement and will discuss with them what steps to take should the country ramp up uranium enrichment.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning Sunday.
A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini — a guarantor of the 2015 pact — said Thursday that “we’ve called on Iran to reverse these steps and to refrain from further measures that would undermine the nuclear agreement.”
Iran is acting on its May 8 threat to suspend parts of the agreement in response to Trump’s reimposition of crippling sanctions after withdrawing from it in May last year.
Trump had warned Monday that Iran is “playing with fire” after Tehran said it had exceeded the limit set on its enriched uranium stockpile.
But Rouhani said it was the US that started the fire and Washington has to “put it out” by returning to the nuclear deal.


Meet The New European Union, Same As The Old One
by Tom Luongo,
The European Union chose new leadership this week. It was, for once, a fraught affair.
In the end all four of the new European Union leadership were not the frontrunners as put forth by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her choice for EU Commission President was rejected.
So too was Mario Draghi’s replacement at the top of the European Central Bank, Bundesbanke President Jens Weidmann.
French President Emmanuel Macron was the clear winner this weekend.
The choices for these positions are all designed to both maintain the path of European integration but also weaken the hold Germany has on European Union power politics.
And this thorough rebuke to Merkel immediately threw the euro into defensive mode. But, don’t kid yourself. Weidmann was never an acceptable choice as ECB President. More on this later.
The new Commission President, replacing the odious Jean-Claude Juncker, is German Defense Minister Ursula Von der Leyen. She’s a thorough Europhile and Russophobe. Since she’s a Social Democrat, to me it looks like ALDE’s Guy Verhofstadt flexed his expanded presence in the room. He helped ensure no populist upstarts would control EU foreign policy.
It will will continue being virulently anti-Russian, if not more so than in the past.
Von der Leyen is a perfect example of leadership chosen by committee (and The Davos Crowd behind them) to be nothing more than a puppet of the globalist/neo-liberal forces which control the direction of the EU.
Merkel’s a lame-duck trying to get what she wants from Russia while maintaining a brave face to the United States. Putting Von der Leyen in charge ensures any good relations between here and Vladimir Putin should be heavily discounted going forward.
It is Lagarde, however, that is the most interesting. The Euro began rolling over the minute she was announced as Mario Draghi’s replacement at the European Central Bank.
Lagarde is not an economist. She’s a politician who was put in charge of the IMF to ensure a particular policy path. She got the job under dubious circumstances when Dominique Strauss-Khan “nuts and sluts’d.”
She was there to make sure IMF policy kept the European project on track through Greece, Spain and soon, Italy.
She marks the end of German-led austerity as the prime directive of European fiscal policy.
But, again, she’s no economist. At this point I wouldn’t be surprised for Mario Draghi to replace her at the IMF, if only to completely inform us of who is really in charge.
Lagarde will provide whatever money is needed to keep the European project from failing. Everyone knows the euro is beyond repair without Germany leaving the currency bloc. With Lagarde at the helm of the ECB when things melt down and the SDR is proposed to replace the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency Lagarde will keep the euro-philes in line.
Don’t forget that Lagarde herself is a convicted criminal who can easily be controlled. So, the fix is in folks.
This is Merkel’s last betrayal of her country on her way out the door. Broker a deal which promotes a rank incompetent to the Commission presidency, Von der Leyan, who will do as she is told while bringing in the perfect person to strong arm further European Union fiscal integration.
Germany will likely be asked to leave the euro once the crisis begins in earnest, because that is the only real path to keeping the project from collapsing.
And the markets know this.
So, to me, the sell-off to end this week has more to do with the changes at the top of the European Union than it does a blow-out jobs report staying the Fed’s hand on lowering rates in July.
That’s the cover story for the real coup that took place in Brussels this week. Merkel takes the political hit publicly while appeasing the rising Greens domestically. Lagarde, the ultimate insider, is in charge of monetary policy but in name only.
So meet the new gang where politics trumps everything else. The only good thing to come out of this weekend was that we no longer have to be regaled by Mr. “When things get tough you have to lie,” Juncker.
But this will ultimately be the undoing of the EU. Politics is not an end but a means. The European Union jumped that shark a long time ago.




a large ship in the water: A Type 815G electronic surveillance ship is expected to be heading to waters off the Queensland coast. (People's Republic of China via Deagel, file photo)

The Defence Force is closely tracking a high-tech Chinese spy ship as it makes its way towards Australia ahead of this month’s Talisman Sabre war games on the Queensland coast.
Multiple military sources have confirmed to the ABC they are preparing for the imminent arrival of the Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) vessel, which is expected to closely monitor the massive joint exercises from just outside Australian territorial waters.
On Saturday night, the Type 815G Dongdiao-class electronic surveillance ship was believed to be north of Papua New Guinea, having begun its voyage south towards Australia late last week.
The AGI is fitted with advanced communications systems designed to eavesdrop on other militaries, and is the same class of vessel which the ABC revealed had been monitoring the 2017 Talisman Sabre war games.


Up to 25,000 military personnel, mainly from the United States and Australia, are taking part in this year’s activity, which is focused on the planning and conduct of mid-intensity “high end” warfighting.
Last month , and defence sources believe the Chinese are particularly interested in how its Maritime Self-Defence Force operates with the ADF and the United States.
“This year’s Talisman Sabre involves the Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, which was created last year primarily as a response option for potential Chinese incursion in the Senkaku Islands”, a military official told the ABC, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
“Their capability and interoperability with Australia and the United States will be of interest to Beijing.”
In a statement, the Defence Department told the ABC it was “aware that there will likely be interest from other countries in exercise Talisman Sabre”.
“These issues are taken into account during the planning and conduct of exercises,” a spokesperson said.


“Any questions relating to the movement of PLA vessels in international waters should be directed to the Chinese Government.”
Just last month three Chinese warships caught locals by surprise after arriving in Sydney harbour for a visit which was not publicly announced in advance by the Australian Government.
In May, the ABC revealed the Australian Navy had been closely followed by the Chinese military during a recent transit of the South China Sea, near islands controversially claimed by Beijing.
The Defence Force later confirmed that Australian Navy pilots had been targeted by laser attacks in the disputed waters, with Chinese maritime militia vessels believed responsible.
Exercise Talisman Sabre, which is held every two years, will be formally opened in Brisbane on Sunday by the ADF’s Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Greg Bilton and United States Army Pacific’s Commanding General 25th Infantry Division Major General Ron Clark.


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