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Monday, October 26, 2015

Obama opened the gates of hell on U.S. cities

Look around your city today. See if you notice any recent changes.

Randolph Holder, a NYPD cop, was killed this past Tuesday night by a thug who’s been arrested 28 times since he was 13 years old, including an arrest in a shooting. The judge put him in a treatment program rather than sending him back to jail.

Four NYPD officers have been killed in the past 10 months.

Chaos is on the rise in our cities. And I blame Barack Obama for stoking it. He has opened the gates of hell on America.

There are reasons to destabilize cities. Far left politicians like Obama know that good men and women won’t vote for them. So why not populate cities with those who will help bring their “change”?

Another reason to destabilize a city is to use its debased condition as an excuse to take guns from law-abiding citizens – the main opposition to tyrants.

One of the “best” ways to destabilize a city is to place its police department under federal control. Enter Obama’s 21st Century Policing program, with its goal of body cameras on cops and civilian (i.e.: often troublemaker) review boards.

In another initiative to neutralize local police, Obama’s “Justice” Department has taken aim at departments nationwide.

According to the Los Angeles Times, they’ve investigated 21 police departments. But rather than reach informal agreements to correct misconduct like the Bush administration often preferred, most of the cases under Obama ended either in settlements approved and monitored by a judge, or in a few examples, with lawsuits filed against departments and officers.

Meanwhile, Obama is empowering anti-cop hate groups like Black Lives Matter, even inviting them to the White House where they huddled with Valerie Jarrett. Just last week, Obama had the gall to defend the group in front of a law enforcement audience.

Obama is constantly scheming to find more ways to create more chaos in our cities.

For example, his administration is siding with vagrants against local governments. In August, his Justice Department stopped the city of Boise from enacting a law banning sleeping and camping in public places. His lawyers claimed the law constituted “cruel and unusual punishment”!

Los Angeles – the homeless capital of the nation – is trying to stop the spread of cardboard houses. But the city has lost a number of lawsuits. It’s become routine to see crazy homeless people harassing passersby at bus stops, and pitching tents on city sidewalks.

The white progressive Democrat mayor of L.A., Eric Garcetti, attempted to conduct a town hall event last Monday night in South L.A. But community thugs, including Black Lives Matter, shouted him down, demanding that he fire his police chief, then followed him to his car after he cut the meeting short. One protester even jumped on the mayor’s car. The compromised LAPD made no arrests.

An anti-police group, “Stop Mass Incarceration Now,” was holding a rally in downtown L.A. on Thursday, so I decided to go down there with members of my organization, BOND.

I was interviewed by numerous media, including ABC and Univision, but unsurprisingly, little of what I said made it to TV.

On Friday, Mayor Garcetti’s office announced that he’s asking developers to help fund affordable housing. This won’t soothe the mob; it’ll only encourage them.

Yet another way Obama is creating chaos in our cities is by increasing the number of criminals on the streets.

A Wall Street Journal article reported on Obama’s visit to a federal prison in Oklahoma. He lectured the press afterward, “These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made.” Really? How many of “you guys” have committed violent crimes?

And how about getting some terrorists in our communities for good measure?

Obama just vetoed a $612 billion defense policy bill. One of the reasons he gave was that it constricted his actions regarding the closing Guantanamo Bay. The bill he doesn’t like includes a provision to stop the use of funding to build facilities for Guantanamo prisoners inside the U.S.

And let us not forget the incredible chaos forced on our communities by Obama’s executive-order amnesty. Think of the crime and diseases pouring into our country.

But some are fighting back.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, for one, is calling Obama out. And a North Carolina Sheriff, Terry Johnson, stood tall when the Justice Department charged his office with discriminating against Latinos. A federal court ruled in August that the Obama administration overreached. The feds are now appealing the ruling.

This is the kind of backbone it will take to defeat Obama.

Most importantly, we need to embrace order – the opposite of chaos. We – especially men – must turn back to God and love Him with all our hearts, souls and minds. Men must get married before having children, and wives must honor their husbands. Then our nation will be blessed – and neither Obama nor the gates of hell shall prevail against it.

Credit to WND.com
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Why Is This Happening? Unprecedented Flooding Has Hit The U.S. Within The Last 30 Days

South Carolina Flood 2015Over the past 30 days, major floods have hit the east coast, the west coast and now the middle part of the country.  So why is this happening?  Why is the U.S. being hit by so many catastrophic weather events all of a sudden?  During the past month flooding has caused billions of dollars in damage, and in many areas the clean up is going to take well into next year.  Some pundits are blaming El Nino, but others are pointing to other potential reasons for why this may be happening.  Let’s start by taking a look at some of the biggest flood events that have happened over the past 30 days…
Hurricane Joaquin never made landfall on the east coast, but moisture from the storm had a tremendous impact – particularly in South Carolina.  In fact, the governor of the state said that the region had not seen that type of rain “in a thousand years”
“We haven’t had this level of rain in the low-country in a thousand years — that’s how big this is,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Days of record rainfall and catastrophic flooding left at least seventeen people dead in South Carolina and two dead in North Carolina, Oct. 6, 2015. Thirteen dams have failed.
It would be very difficult to overstate the amount of damage that was caused by this storm.  Some officials are estimating that the total amount of economic damage done “will probably be in the billions of dollars”
The rains may have stopped in South Carolina, but the danger and the work to rebuild are far from over.
“I believe that things will get worse before they get better,” Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told reporters Monday.
Eventually the floods will abate, but then we have to access the damage, and I anticipate that damage will probably be in the billions of dollars, and we’re going to have to work to rebuild. Some peoples’ lives as they know them will never be the same,” he said.
Of course this is far from the only destructive flooding event that we have seen in recent weeks.
Out in California they have been getting hit with disaster after disaster.  First, the wildfire season came very close to setting a national record this year, and it was particularly bad out west.  The following comes from USA Today
The amount of land burned by wildfires in the U.S. this year has surpassed 9 million acres, according to data released Thursday by the National Interagency Fire Center.
This is only the fourth time on record the country has reached the 9 million-acre mark, center spokesman Randall Eardley said in an e-mail. The area burned is roughly equivalent to the size of New Jersey and Connecticut combined.
All of the top years for acres burned have occurred since 2000, Eardley said. The worst year occurred in 2006, with 9.8 million acres. In 2007 and 2012, 9.3 million acres were burned, he said. If another 800,000 acres are burned this year, an all-time record would be set.
I have a feeling that when the final numbers are all in and tallied that 2015 will end up setting an all-time record for wildfires.
But after a really dry, hot summer, southern California got surprised by a deluge of heavy rain this month and the results were absolutely catastrophic.  The following comes from Fox News
A flood of mud and debris triggered by heavy rainfall in Southern California rushed onto streets and highways Thursday, stranding hundreds in their cars and closing a major interstate.
Nearly 40 miles of Interstate 5 north in Los Angeles were still closed Friday afternoon after heavy rainfall sent mud, debris and even boulders streaming into the north-south running freeway, according to the California Department of Transportation.
Some people, stuck in up to 5 feet of mud, were forced to camp overnight in their vehicles, according to NBC Los Angeles. Pictures on social media showed some cars submerged in debris up to the windshields.
Authorities are still digging people out from this mess several days later.  In fact, the dead body of one man was just pulled out of a van that had been encased in several feet of mud
Southern California fire crews discovered a man’s body Tuesday inside a van that had been buried under several feet of mud after a flash flood overran a road near Los Angeles last week.
And just over this past weekend, the middle part of the country has had to deal with tremendous flooding as well.  Hurricane Patricia turned out to be the world’s strongest hurricane since at least 1970, and the remnants of this storm are hitting the state of Texas quite hard.
The small town of Powell, Texas got 20 inches of rain in just 30 hours, and a Union Pacific train that was running nearby was derailed by the heavy flood waters
A Union Pacific freight train carrying cement derailed in Navarro County after a creek overflowed, washing out the tracks. Locomotives and rail cars were pushed on their sides, and a two-person crew was forced to swim to safety.
Repair teams cleared the derailed cars by Sunday morning, but they were not expected to be righted for several hours and a locomotive was not seen being moved until later in the day, Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff said on Sunday afternoon.
All of this has happened within the past 30 days.
So is there a reason why all of these events have happened?
Of course some people say that it is just a coincidence that all of these storms have hit us in such close proximity.
Others are pointing to the extremely strong El Nino that has developed.  Here is an excerpt from a recent Bloomberg report
It has choked Singapore with smoke, triggered Pacific typhoons and left Vietnamese coffee growers staring nervously at dwindling reservoirs. In Africa, cocoa farmers are blaming it for bad harvests, and in the Americas, it has Argentines bracing for lower milk production and Californians believing that rain will finally, mercifully fall.
El Nino is back and in a big way.
Its effects are just beginning in much of the world — for the most part, it hasn’t really reached North America — and yet it’s already shaping up potentially as one of the three strongest El Nino patterns since record-keeping began in 1950. It will dominate weather’s many twists and turns through the end of this year and well into next. And it’s causing gyrations in everything from the price of Colombian coffee to the fate of cold-water fish.
That certainly doesn’t sound promising for the months ahead.
But some climate “experts” are really playing down the impact of El Nino.  Instead, they are attempting to convince us that what we are witnessing is simply the result of “man-made climate change”, and they are using this as an opportunity to promote their agenda.
And there are yet others that see a spiritual dimension to all of this.  In fact, there are some out there that believe that all of this flooding could be a sign that the judgment of God on America has begun.
So what do you think?
Do you believe that there is a reason why the U.S. is experiencing so much flooding lately?
Credit to Economic Collapse

The Top Five Reasons Why the Elite Are Accelerating Their Escape Into Underground Bunkers

The elite have siphoning off black budget money in order to build their new getaways.

I have heard from two people who I personally know who have retreated deep underground. The first, a former FEMA official, did so nearly three years ago. The second did so in January of this year. They both told me that the number of elite who are opting to move underground are increasing exponentially. Previously, I had reported on the first person and his family as they “bugged out” with other FEMA/DHS retired personnel to form one underground survivalist community in anticipation of what, in his estimation, was coming. The following are reasons related to why, they say, the elite, and their senior associates are “bugging out” in ever larger numbers.

An Increasingly Deadly and Toxic Environment

Fukushima is often spoken of by many, as a possible extinction level event because of the radiation threat. Fukushima continues to wreak havoc upon the world and in the United States as we are being bathed in deadly radiation from this event.
Coming to a neighborhood near you.
Because of Fukushima, fish are becoming inedible and the ocean currents as well as the prevailing ocean winds are carrying deadly radiation. Undoubtedly, by this time, the radioactivity has made its way into the transpiration cycle which means that crops are being dowsed with deadly radiation from rainfall. The radiation has undoubtedly made its way into the water table in many areas and impacts every aspect of the food supply. The health cost to human beings is incalculable.
On a smaller scale, there are those who believe that there is going to be a serious of biological/chemical attacks which could render some areas to be dead zones. For my FEMA source that bugged out, this was his major fear. The net effect between the impact of a chemical/biological attack and the continued radiation assault upon the world, is very similar.

Fear of World War III: China Is Willing to Start a War Over the TPP In Order to Isolate Taiwan

The Chinese are constructing and militarizing artificially constructed Islands which block the southern trade routes to Taiwan. This is an act of war. However, the Chinese are willing to go to great lenghts in order to take back Taiwan. This could be and would be a flash point for World War III. This could very well lead to a “blockade of trade” from seven of the TPP nations trading with Taiwan from the South. This would devastate Taiwan’s economy and have a sizeable impact on the US economy.
President Obama has sailed American warships into the disputed area as a show of force. This has increased the possiblity of military conflict between China and the United States.
Vietnam, Malaysia and most of all, the Philippines are impacted by aggressive Chinese action in the region.

The Possibility of Internal Strife Leading to a Guerrilla War

America has a debt of $19 trillion dollars and the Credit Swap Derivatives debt is $1.5 quadrillion dollars. The economy is going to inevitably crash at some point.  This will lead to martial law. Just in time deliveries will stop and severe food shortages will ensue. Food riots will follow. In short, things could get very ugly, very quickly. This is the stuff that leads to revolutions. Gun confiscations will likely occur and this will exacerbate the chances for a full scale revolution. Some of the elite reportedly feel that there will not be any safe-zones left above ground if the country goes into economic meltdown followed by the fragmentation of society itself.
As I have documeted several times before, there are UN forces poised to enforce martial law, through prior treaty agreements, just in case the American military will not go along the the coming gun confiscations and mass detentions that will accompany such an event. These events have been rehearsed under Jade Helm 15. There are a total of 1,455,375 active personnel in the US military. The United States has over 200,000 troops stationed in 144 countries. These 200,000 men and women will not likely be a factor in the coming conflict and will prove to be in grave danger in the coming global conflict. Consequently, the American people will have very few combat troops to protect its citizens since the vast majority are deployed overseas. This is a dangerous time for America, when, not if, the dollar collapses because we are vulnerable to a land invasion by Russia and China unlike any other time in our history.
I constantly have former military personnel write to my website and proclaim their allegiance to the Constitution and pledge to destroy all enemies both foreign and domestic. I do not doubt their resolve or courage, however, there are not 30 million combat ready veterans, with the technological means and military organizational skills who would be ready to fight as they frequently claim. There are only 1.8 million veterans who are under the age of 35, which would be the prime fighting age for any resistance force. This means that in the best case scenario, that any resistance that the occupation forces could muster would consist of about 2.5 million men who have combat training in both our active duty personnel and our veterans. They would meet the fate of Spartacus as they would undoubtedly meet a similar fate. The mere size of the army that the Chinese could muster, in addition to the DHS, and the Russians, would dwarf any force that the American people could place on the battlefield. And if the confrontation came following a power grid take down, the odds would be worse. I am told that a resulting “grid down” scenario is yet another resulting factor driving the elite deep underground.
The only choice that this country would have to resist the coming occupation and genocidal purge would be to make the war a guerrilla war. The elite are looking for a refuge away from the potential carnage.

Russia Is Willing to Start a Nuclear War Over Syria

Syria and Iran, at the behest of Putin, are destroying the American economy by running from the only backing that the American dollar enjoys, namely, the Petrodollar. The world is running from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency and it all started, in earnest, in Syria and Iran. In effect, the BRICS, who are behind this strategy and events have declared war upon the United States. The coming war is a definite possibility, it is just a matter of when, not if.
The Russians, fighting to preserve Assad in Syria, have exchanged threats with Israel to stay out of Syria. Putin has threatened to nuke the US if it invades Syria or Iran. The Chinese back Putin on these issues. The Russians and the United States have military forces inside of Syria. Any combination of these events could invariably lead to World War III.
Conflict arising in Syria could be the quickest route to an all-out nuclear exchange. Presently, the Russian and American pilots can see each other inside of Syria as they fly on their respective missions. This is a prescription for the unfolding of a disaster of unprecedented proportions. Putin has been quoted, several times, in which he states that the world is very close to World War III.  The elite are prudent to seek refuge and so would we, if we only had the means to do so.

The Spread of Deadly Pathogens Leading to a Pandemic

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immigration or invasion
The mass immigration of so-called Muslim “refugees” into Europe and soon-to-be the United States, could prove to have some very direct consequences upon the civilized world. Many of the “refugees” have professional relationships with the drug trafficking rings of the area. In particular, are the drug corridor routes coming out West Africa to the Middle East, and now Europe. With the United States being on hit parade for Muslim “refugees” drug trafficking cannot be far behind. The Muslim Brotherhood and their associates (e.g. Hamas) control the drug trafficking in the Middle East, with corridor routes into Europe. The Sanchez Peredes drug cartel out of Peru controls drug trafficking for North, South and Central America. All of these drug trafficking routes run through West Africa, a proven hotbed for Ebola. Reportedly, this has the elite very nervous about what could lie ahead. Immigrants and ebola, sounds far-fetched doesn’t it? Except it happened in the Summer of 2014.


Why are the elite going into hiding by escaping into deep underground bunkers? Because they have some degree of common sense while they leave the rest of us, left above ground, to face the consequences for the conditions that the elite have forced upon humanity. Do you have a safe refuge? Are you going to be invited to the elite’s underground party? What are you going to do?
Credit to Common Sense

"If We Don't Find A Solution Today, It's The End Of The European Union"

After escalating for months, Europe's refugee crisis hit its most serious tipping point yet, when when earlier today European Union leaders held a mini-summit on Sunday debating whether to send hundreds of guards to its borders with the western Balkans, as well as deploying more ships off Greece, as the bloc seeks to balance Germany's welcome for refugees with tougher security measures.
So far, over 680,000 migrants and refugees have crossed to Europe by sea so far this year, fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, according to the International Organization for Migration. Their goal has been Germany, which has promised sanctuary, however as a result of a populist backlash and concerns over the economy, Merkel's popularity has taken a major hit, sliding to the lowest level in four years.

Taking place just two weeks after a full EU summit, the meeting was sought by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to Reuters, "many see it as an attempt by Juncker and Merkel to raise pressure on central and southeast European states to coordinate among themselves in managing the migration flow in a more humane way and end a series of unilateral actions."
Central and eastern European leaders meeting in Brussels may agree to send 400 border guards and set up new checkpoints if the EU's frontier states drop their policy of giving arrivals passage to other countries, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters that must still be agreed.
According to Reuters, the draft said that "we commit to immediately increase our efforts to manage our borders," which, if formalized, would be a 16-point plan and the latest step in drawing up a common approach to dealing with the thousands of migrants streaming into the EU every day from the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. 
Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU's chief executive, has called leaders of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia, plus refugee organizations involved, to attend the meeting in Brussels. 
Europe has been forced to tread lightly as Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania said they would close their borders if Germany or other countries shut the door on refugees, warning they would not let the Balkan region become a "buffer zone" for stranded migrants. 
In recent week, the fate of the European "Schengen" Customs Union has been in doubt following Hungary's decision to close its border with Serbia and Croatia which prompted others to follow, stranding tens of thousands in dire conditions as temperatures drop.
The traditional European response to another systemic risk has been the usual fallback: chaos, as the European Union has been so far unable to implement a coherent, credible response.
Rights group Amnesty International said the 28-country bloc could not afford to end another meeting without an agreed plan. "As winter looms, the sight of thousands of refugees sleeping rough as they make their way through Europe represents a damning indictment of the European Union's failure to offer a coordinated response to the refugee crisis," said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty's director for Europe and Central Asia.
And while Europe dithers, the lack of a common policy is straining ties between European leaders, raising questions about the EU's future.
It was just a few days ago that Hungary warned that Europe's future is at stake, when it announced it would seal its border with Croatia.  "This is the second-best option," Hungarian foreign minister Szijjarto told reporters. "The best option, setting up an EU force to defend Greece’s external borders, was rejected in Brussels yesterday." 
Now others are joining in. 
Yesterday, it was the turn of Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann who told the Austrian Kronen Zeitung that “now the speech is about either a common Europe or about a quiet collapse of the European Union. One path is burdensome, difficult and supposedly long and the other one would lead to the chaos." 
Then moments ago, Slovenia Prime Minister was quoted by Reuters during his arrival at the latest mini-summit, as saying "if European leaders fail to agree a plan to counter the sudden inflows of refugees, it could mean the end of the European Union."
"If we don't find a solution today, if we don't do everything we can today, then it is the end of the European Union as such," Prime Minister Miro Cerar said. "If we don't deliver concrete action, I believe Europe will start falling apart," he told reporters.
Considering this is the same Europe, which five years after the first Greek default has been unable to find any solution to its economic troubles - or at least a solution that does not benefit only the top 1% -  aside from kicking the can time and again and covering up record amounts of debt with even more debt, we are skeptical Europe will "deliver concrete action" today, or at any one point in the near and not so near future. 
Which means more crises, more summits, more confusion, more human suffering and tragedy.
Which may be just what Europe wants. 
Tecall the prophetic 2008 AIG report on "Empire Europe" which explained in 4 simple bullet points just what Europe wants:
AIG's explanation: "To use global issues as excuses to extend its power"
  • environmental issues: increase control over member countries; advance idea of global governance
  • terrorism: use excuse for greater control over police and judicial issues; increase extent of surveillance
  • global financial crisis: kill two birds (free market; Anglo-Saxon economies) with one stone (Europe-wide regulator; attempts at global financial governance)
  • EMU: create a crisis to force introduction of “European economic government”
And there it is: in four simple bullet points laid out in a 7 year old presentation, a prediction which has come true time and again: from the endless Greek bailouts, to the austerity paradox, to European youth unemployment stubbornly flat at 50% for years in many "southern" European nations, to Europe's QE creating the deflationary impulse it is said to be fighting against, and now - to the "refugee crisis", it is all playing out as if according to some unseen script.

Credit to Zero Hedge

Steve Quayle and Tom Horn discuss "Xenogenesis"


Iceland Has Now Sent 26 Corrupt Bankers To Prison

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74 years of sentences for high level fraudsters; US and rest of Europe bailed theirs out.

In a story not reported on at all by any Western mainstream media source, Iceland just sentenced another five high level bankers to prison for directly contributing to the collapse of the country’s economy in 2008.

This brings the total to 26 bankers now behind bars in Iceland, with most being CEOs of large financial institutions, rather than low level traders.

Most of those jailed will serve terms of two to five years, according to a report by Iceland Magazine, which notes that three executives at Landsbankinn and two at KaupĆ¾ing, along with one prominent investor, have been prosecuted.

Their crimes include market manipulation, embezzlement, and breach of fiduciary duties. Their market manipulation destroyed the country’s economy and to this day Iceland is still having to repay the global loan sharks at the IMF, as well as governments of other countries, which kept the nation operating.

The article explains that the prosecutions have been possible because rather than protect and reward the very institutions responsible for the collapse, and the gangsters that run them, the Icelandic government let them fail, and then created a financial supervisory authority to strictly oversee the banks.

Iceland’s President, Olafur Ragnar Grimmson noted:

“Why are the banks considered to be the holy churches of the modern economy? Why are private banks not like airlines and telecommunication companies and allowed to go bankrupt if they have been run in an irresponsible way? The theory that you have to bail out banks is a theory that you allow bankers enjoy for their own profit, their success, and then let ordinary people bear their failure through taxes and austerity? People in enlightened democracies are not going to accept that in the long run.”

The President added:

“We were wise enough not to follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies of the Western financial world in the last 30 years. We introduced currency controls, we let the banks fail, we provided support for the poor, and we didn’t introduce austerity measures like you’re seeing in Europe.”

While the country’s economy is far from what it once was, it has stabilized and is in a position to recover.

Meanwhile, the governments of the US and Europe bailed out most of those responsible for playing a direct role in the financial crisis that crippled the global economy.

In the US, Congress gave American banks a $700 billion TARP bailout at the expense of taxpayers.

Not one banker in the US has even been charged with a crime relating to the financial collapse, there is still virtually no regulation of the banks, and they are pulling in a near record $160 billion in annual profits, all from “money” created out of thin air.

The banksters continue to be protected, at all levels, and the effects of their criminal actions continue to worsen every day. Another financial catastrophe is a certainty.

Credit to Eutimes.net

Massive Earthquake Hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Things are “shifting” in the Hindu Kush - literally. Just months after back-to-back quakes hit Nepal killing thousands, a powerful earthquake shook northeast Afghanistan on Monday. Tremors were felt in Pakistan and India as well.

The quake, which the USGS says measured 7.5, “centered 82 km (51 miles) southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range,” Reuters reports. At least 12 are reported dead in Pakistan thus far.

Here’s more from Bloomberg:

USGS sited the earthquake as being 42 miles west-northwest of Chitral, Pakistan. Chitral is located around 100 miles north of the city of Peshawar.

Pakistan's GEO TV reported people leaving their homes in Peshawar, Abbottabad and the capital Islamabad, with no reports of casualties so far.

Pakistan's AAJ TV said at least one building collapsed in Peshawar.

Residents of Delhi said tremors were felt in the Indian capital at 2:44 p.m. local time. The India Meteorological Department said the earthquake was at a depth of 118 miles (190km).

And here are a few first-hand accounts gathered by NBC:

"I just felt it go up and down as if I was on a New York subway on a really rough ride. Everything was moving up and down. My lunch on the table was literally just popping up and down."

"There was no was way to go downstairs so we immediately climbed to the rooftop. It seemed the entire building is going to collapse. Women and children were crying and traffic was stopped on roads."

More color from CBS:

"There are reports of casualties and destruction" in some remote districts of Badakhshan, said the provincial director of the national disaster management authority, Abdullah Humayoon Dehqan.

Power was cut across much of the Afghan capital, where tremors were felt for around 45 seconds. Houses shook, walls cracked and cars rolled in the street. Officials in the capital could not be immediately reached as telephones appeared to be cut across the country.

In Pakistan, Zahid Rafiq, an official with the meteorological department, said the quake was felt across the country. In Islamabad, buildings shook and people poured into the streets in a panic, with many reciting verses from the Quran.

"I was praying when the massive earthquake rattled my home. I came out in a panic," said Munir Anwar, a resident of Liaquat Pur in the eastern Punjab province.

From India

From Pakistan

Credit to Zero Hedge

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