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Jesus’ Crucifixion Date Possibly Friday April 3, 33 A.D., According To Earthquake Study

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 26, 2012

By Samreen Hooda

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International Geology Review study confirms Jesus’ crucifixion year

A new study suggests that the Biblical date of Jesus’ crucifixion is, in fact, possible to confirm.

The International Geology Review investigated an earthquake that was said to have occurred the same date as Jesus’ crucifixion; which was most likely Friday April 3, 33 A.D.

In Gospel of of Matthew, Chapter 27 says: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”

According to Discovery News, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences, analyzed earthquake activity in the area by studying three cores from the Ein Gedi Spa beach.

The research confirmed that two major earthquakes have hit the area specified, one during the period between 26 BCE and 36 CE, and could be the one referred to in the Gospel of Matthew.

However, the earthquake data alone doesn’t fully confirm the date. Williams, Schwab, and Brauer admit that the earthquake implied in the gospel could be allegorical, referring to the earthquake that occurred sometime before or after the crucifixion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Indonesia Earthquake: Tsunami Warning Issued Following Magnitude 8.7 Temblor

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2012

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A tsunami watch was issued for countries across the Indian Ocean on Wednesday after a large earthquake hit waters off Indonesia, sending residents pouring from their homes in panic.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8.7-magnitude quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles (434 kilometers) from Aceh’s provincial capital. Read the rest of this entry »

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Photos: Hundreds Dead In Turkey Earthquake

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 24, 2011

Turkey suffers a lot of earthquakes. But Sunday’s was a big one. A 7.2-magnitude quake struck the eastern part of the country, killing at least 270 people. But as rescuers scramble to pull survivors from the wreckage, there are fears the death toll could rise to 1,000 or more.

Up to 80 buildings collapsed in Ercis, including a dormitory, and 10 buildings in Van, the Telegraph reported. quoting the Turkish Red Crescent.

There have long been fears that a large earthquake could strike the Turkish megacity of Istanbul. If a quake of Sunday’s magnitude did strike Istanbul, which is Turkey’s capital, analysts fear that the unprepared metropolis would suffer massive amounts of damage and loss of life.

Turkey has a long history of powerful earthquakes. In 1999, a quake killed about 18,000 people. Turkey straddles two massive tectonic plates: the Eurasia and the Africa/Arabia plates.

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Yunus, a 13-year-old earthquake survivor with a hand of a victim on his shoulder, waits to be rescued from under a collapsed building by rescue workers in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Oct. 24, 2011.

(Umit Bektas – Reuters)

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A view shows damaged buildings amid debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Oct. 24, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Building Planning | Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 20, 2011

The behavior of building during earthquakes depends critically on its overall shape, size and geometry. Hence, at planning stage itself, architects and structural engineers must work together to ensure that the unfavorable features are avoided and a good building configuration is chosen. If both shape and structural system work together to make the structure a marvel.

“If we have a poor configuration to start with, all the engineer can do is to provide a band-aid – improve a basically poor solution as best as he can. Conversely, if we start-off with a good configuration and reasonable framing system, even a poor engineer cannot harm its ultimate performance too much”.

Size of Buildings

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In tall buildings with large weight-to-base size ratio the horizontal movement of the floors during ground shaking is large. In short but very long buildings, the damaging effects during earthquake shaking are many. And, in buildings with large plan area, the horizontal seismic forces can be excessive to be carried by columns and walls.

Horizontal Layout of Buildings

Horizontal Layout of Buildings
Buildings with simple geometry in plan perform well during strong earthquakes. Buildings with re-entrant corners, like U, V, H and + shaped in plan sustain significant damage. The bad effects of these interior corners in the plan of buildings are avoided by making the buildings in two parts by using a separation joint at the junction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Natural Disasters Displaced 42 Million In 2010; Climate Change Could Be Factor, Experts Say

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 6, 2011


In this rate this year could be worse than last year.
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Japan Earthquake 2011: Video Of The Dramatic Tsunami And Damage

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2011


God! Just we can pray.
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Japan Earthquake MAP: Epicenter, Most Impacted Areas From Massive Quake

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2011


Thanks a lot for the informatio­n.
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Japan Earthquake 2011: 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits, 13-Foot Tsunami Triggered

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2011


God! This is the biggest earthquake in the history. The videos so terrible.
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Japan Earthquake 2011: Magnitude 6.3 Quake Hits Off Main Honshu Island

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 9, 2011


Sensitive zone from seismic point of view, but good with technology as well.
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Argentina Earthquake Strikes On New Year’s Day

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 1, 2011


A magnitude 7.0 is big, however; it is good news that not so much loss.
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