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Futures Plunge On New 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake, Tsunami Alert

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ES just took a big leg lower. It is unclear if this is due to breaking news of a new 7.4 earthquake hitting Tokyo and a subsequent Tsunami alert. Then again, there may be no reason whatsoever: this is a self-aware SkyNet after all. Follow the latest developments on NHK here.

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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:45 | 1145117 slow_roast
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BTFD in PMs.  Bullish for inflation.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:52 | 1145166 jus_lite_reading
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HOLY MOSES!!!!!! REACTORS REACHED 5000 DEGREES AND TEPCO KEPT THAT SECRET!!!

130 KOREAN SCHOOLS CLOSED BECAUSE OF RADIATION!

http://fiatsfire.blogspot.com/2011/04/special-report-shows-fuel-in-3-rea...

Arnie Gundther said basically we're screwed!!!!!!!!!!!! BULLISH NEWS!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:57 | 1145218 Drag Racer
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dude, TMI was dry for only 10-12 hrs and melted. These have been lowon water or dry for weeks. What did you expect. This stuff gets that hot in less than 1 day without water.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:06 | 1145275 d00daa
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I'd wager "TEPCO KEPT THAT SECRET" is the main point of that post, not necessarily the fact that it happened.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:22 | 1145375 the mad hatter
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Anyone else getting worried about the extremely bullish, BTFD sentiment?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1145391 justbuygold
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This just out !

 

Japanese govt raises level of earthquakes considered safe to public to level  7.5 on Richter scale.  Therefore nothing to see here.....move right along

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:01 | 1145545 Drag Racer
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This just out !

All tsunami warns and lerts are now lifted.

Though, the damaged reactors took a big shaking and everything fell back into place.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:05 | 1145561 Haywood Jablowme
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Japanese govt raises level of earthquakes considered safe to public to level  7.5 on Richter scale.  Therefore nothing to see here.....move right along

 

All tsunami warns and lerts are now lifted.

Though, the damaged reactors took a big shaking and everything fell back into place.

*hand claps* Encore!

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 14:25 | 1146175 Cold Hand
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So, an 8 is like 10 times more powerful than a 7, and a 9 is 10 times more powerful than an 8, um...   so Japan just got hit with an aftershock that was 1/100 th of the big quake?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:16 | 1147499 Anonymouse
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Is your point to belittle this earthquake?  1/80th I believe is that right fraction.

 

But for comparison, the Bay Area quake during the World Series in 1989 was a 6.9.  The Northridge quake in 1994 was a 6.7.

 

The 2010 Christchurch earthquake was 7.1 and the 2011 was 6.3. Granted Japan is better prepared for earthquakes than New Zealand, but California is similar. Plus, as Christchurch showed, buildings already weakened in one quake can be destroyed by a weaker one.

 

A 7.1 will knock you on your butt.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:03 | 1145265 defn8Dog
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But the Fukushima schoolkids headed back to school yesterday as reported by the WSJ, which now reports most stories on the level of USA Today. 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:07 | 1145281 Divided States ...
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Dont worry, this quake has no effect on the nuclear plants. No mention of the upcoming tsunami. Also, they make it sound like the nuclear plants never had any problems to begin with. MSM at its finest.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:25 | 1145387 fuu
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Not surprising really. how much of regular media is owned by GE and Westinghouse?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:28 | 1145412 Drag Racer
Fri, 04/08/2011 - 19:47 | 1152051 fuu
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1145389 Robot Traders Mom
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And yet they evacuate the engineers at the nuclear plant, like a possible tsunami is more dangerous than the radiation they are being pounded with...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:52 | 1145176 Fish Gone Bad
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This is probably bullish for radioactive iodine.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:03 | 1145261 AccreditedEYE
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Larry Summers just announced this is even BETTER for their GDP.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:13 | 1145315 jus_lite_reading
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It is! The people of the world will need a lot more KELP and Japan has shit loads of it. GDP should grow 50% this year alone.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1145399 duckduckMOOSE
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Mmmm....but it's radioactive Kelp.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:23 | 1145625 Yield2Greatness
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At no extra charge.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:29 | 1145408 trav7777
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UCB's rainwater isotope analysis is very bearish for apocalyptics.  Rad levels declining markedly across the board for days now.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:42 | 1145475 malikai
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What's the link for that?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:37 | 1145452 duo
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You should probably supplent your diet with Mg, Ca, K, kelp, and antioxidants for cell repair.  You do not want to absorb Cs/Strontium due to a Ca/Mg deficeincy.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:12 | 1145327 Clueless Economist
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We need to send a few thousand Keynsian Economists to help out Japan.  Doing things like cleaning up the reactors and manning the beaches watching for radioactive tsunamis.

Just keep them away from economic decisions.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:29 | 1145405 Fenlander
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I've done some quick, rough calculations.  It will take about 80 Keynsian economists of average human adult male size to pack the walls of the service trench of reactor number 2, slowing the rate of leakage of radioactive water into the sea.  It will take about 130 more to be ground up and inserted into the 12 inch feeder pipes to give a nearly total blockage.  Unfortunately, no permanent solution to the leakage is available, but this still represents the most useful thing you can do with 210 Keynsian economists.

 

On the other hand, it will take only one Bernank to change the laws of economics, mathematics, and indeed common sense.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:30 | 1145422 A Man without Q...
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And if it doesn't work, just keep adding more Keynesian economists, eventually it will have the desired effect....

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:54 | 1145528 brandy night rocks
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Hahaha, +a billion here, a billion there irony!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:24 | 1145379 covert
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time to pick up a bargain before the prices get inflated again. put your capitol to work.

http://covert2.wordpress.com

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:43 | 1145119 The Axe
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Shit Storm

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:59 | 1145239 stirners_ghost
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"It's the shit-tectonics. When two shit-plates strike, and come together under incredible pressure, what happens, Bubbles?"
"What, Mr. Lahey?"
"Shit-quake."

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145251 Peterpaul
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+1 for Trailer Park Boys reference

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145282 SilverBoy
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:07 | 1145295 TheMerryPrankster
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Thirty Sexy days Julian, thirty sexy days...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:08 | 1145304 Global Hunter
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Ricky!!!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:57 | 1145534 brandy night rocks
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I AM the liquor.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 14:00 | 1146033 HedgeCock
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I need a cheese burger Mr. Lahey.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 14:04 | 1146046 HedgeCock
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I need another cheese burger Mr. Lahey.  (fixed the dupe)

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 18:34 | 1147324 brandy night rocks
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"There's feathers hangin' out of it.  That's made of an ol' blue jay!"

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:14 | 1145323 romanko
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I can hear the shit-winds hollowing!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:44 | 1145120 ZeroPower
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PMs down, crude down, markets dump.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:46 | 1145127 Dr. Impossible
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and they wanna build a superstructure in this area in the next 10yrs?....are u kidding me

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:45 | 1145130 the not so migh...
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is the tidel wave heading for Japan or California?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:48 | 1145154 Mae Kadoodie
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Radioactive Tsunami?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:51 | 1145184 the not so migh...
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that would be some messed up crap

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:00 | 1145243 Sudden Debt
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INVASION OF THE RADIOACTIVE DOLPHINS!

PART DEUX!

 

I see bookdeals, I see movie rights, I SEE MERCHANDISING, I SEE MONEY TO BE MADE!!

 

 

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:00 | 1145229 serotonindumptruck
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:14 | 1145325 jus_lite_reading
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Yeah well,when I see 1/3 of the oceans die, then we know the end of the world is near.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:13 | 1145330 romanko
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correction: 3 foot Tsunami.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:30 | 1145426 dukeland
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Even the Pacific Ocean is rejecting and throwing back the radioactive water that TEPCO dumped into it. 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:35 | 1145673 Drag Racer
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small tsumani is confirmed though no real effects see on Japans coast. Japan's coast guard reports ocean level slightly raised.

Buoy roughly 150-200 miles east of epicenter went into alert mode after registering the sea rise.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=21418&type=2&seriestim...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:45 | 1145131 Fantasy Planet
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Japanese govt. quake denial announcement to follo shortly.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:47 | 1145133 stoverny
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the dog is still trying to shake us fleas off, but we are tenacious little SOBs

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:47 | 1145137 brian downunder
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WOW, haven't these people suffered enough already.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:52 | 1145174 Sudden Debt
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they sure like to rumble...

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:04 | 1145274 AccreditedEYE
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+1

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:45 | 1145141 sabra1
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so all that radioactive seawater is heading back inland, going to saturate the soil!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:03 | 1145264 Bob
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Food for thought only. 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:13 | 1145328 Atoyota
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my thoughts exactly

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:45 | 1145142 Cdad
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Quick...everyone should respond to the new emergency buy buying Lulu Lemon, of course.  Let's go people, self involved American yoga queens wait for no one!

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:53 | 1145194 Cdad
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There you go...Scott Wapner of the BlowHorn [CNBC] has now called all clear on this whole earthquake thingy...so never mind about it.  Thus, the market can now continue its entirely fraudulent march skywards towards its objective of complete and total annihilation of the Average Joe, that being the Ben Bernanke Wealth Effect...and eventually the birth of the New American Marxist/Banker party.

Oh...and TEPCO also just called all clear...so now we care really relax and buy Lulu with both hands.  Smile people...look at the lovely unicorns!

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:58 | 1145213 Cdad
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Oh, and nothing makes me feel more comfortable than when Tyler Mathisen of the BlowHorn says "things have stabilized."  So efficient...and within minutes...the situation totally assessed and dismissed.  A true miracle...our new God...Tyler Mathisen, everybody.

What is this whole Christianity thing about anyway...when we have such efficient and benevolent beings among us here on Earth.

Man, I am craving a snort of pixie dust just now...anyone got some?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:59 | 1145238 Cdad
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Oh, and apparently within minutes, the entire nuclear power group has checked in with the BlowHorn's Japanese affiliate with word that no other nuclear reactors are melting down.  Again, the efficiency is simply miraculous.  Why, it is still too dark to see anything, but never mind...all is just fine.

Buy Lulu...quick!

[ummmm..../sarc off....this is Marxism at work, folks.  I hope everyone is comfortable with our new overlords]

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:18 | 1145348 Raynja
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With these distant centralized governments you'll never even know hu yuan the war

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:21 | 1145615 SheepDog-One
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Cntrl alt del, situation priced in, time to buy Lululemon hand over fist!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145240 primalplasma
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I blame Hollywood. Every one grows up brainwashed that there is always a happy ending. It makes us fools.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:09 | 1145308 Cdad
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Gordon Charlop on the floor of the NYSE...next up to throw his credibility on the bonfire of the Ponzi market that Ben Bernanke made, which will later give birth to the New American Marxist/Banker party.  Says Charlop, BTFD!

We are reaching the point now when almost no one in the financial services industry, and precious few DC politicians, will be able to exit with credibility in tact.  This means, of course, the entire situation is quickly coming to a head now.

What it means for the sweet little unicorns outside my window, I'm not sure.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:14 | 1145333 TheMerryPrankster
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Bad news my friend, Teppco officials announced 5,000 times normal levels of Cesium 137 found in pixie dust near plant. All pixie dust farms are being decontaminated with Agent Orange and flame throwers. Go long pixie dust - BTFD=buy the f*cking dust.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:25 | 1145394 Cdad
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NO!  And I'm out of pixie dust.  Blast!

In the meantime, the hockey helmet wearing producers over at the BlowHorn [CNBC] have cued up a clueless John Hadlock who is talking about how, darn, TEPCO was just about to hook up that cooling system at Fukushima when this next earthquake occurred.

It is not immediately clear if Mr. Hadlock has recently awakened from a coma and does not know that hooking pumps up to rubble that is too radioactive to even approach is a story already debunked.  Poor Mr. Hadlock.  His credibility, right along with every single clown in this new Ponz-e-conomy, is now in flames on live TV.

Oh well, my love for these two unicorns hold me through these tougher chapters of the New American Marxist/Banker party takeover of the United States.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:47 | 1145144 RobotTrader
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Gold getting crushed with everything else.

Throw the baby out with the bath.

Another false breakout in gold stocks?  Man, this happens over and over again.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:49 | 1145153 slow_roast
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You are a complete moron.  Your definition of "crushed" is akin to calling a fetus the greatest threat to humanity.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:55 | 1145201 TIMMAYYY
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unless its the fetus of a rothschild...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:53 | 1145519 pods
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And that right there is it!

Bravo Timm-aaaay!

pods

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:00 | 1145228 Robot Traders Mom
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+1. This is a high school psych experiment to troll around and document responses.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:12 | 1145313 aheady
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Ah ok. I was about to comment on how touching his compassion is.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:54 | 1145199 Confucious 222
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Wow... Dow down 50 pts and silver up 2 cents at 1054EST see what you mean, PM's getting CRUSHED

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:08 | 1145303 Burnbright
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well the new norm is silver goes up 50cents to a dollar a day so trading sideways is getting crushed /sarcasm. 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:54 | 1145202 Bicycle Repairman
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On the topic of gold, you have zero credibility.  See you at $1,600 later this year.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:57 | 1145209 Stoploss
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Wish i had a dime for every time i see a post like this. Was seeing these back when it was 300, when i started buying.

When the market changes, you must change with it, lest you be left in the cold, and broke..

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:06 | 1145287 fahmahbob
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That you Joe Weisindork?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:42 | 1145470 Hephasteus
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Ya it's down .40 cents. Oops just went back to up 1.28.

There is NO TRUTH in you at all. You are whole false and full of lies.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:22 | 1145619 SheepDog-One
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'Crushed' is up 2% you flamin idiot?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:46 | 1145145 bania
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can't catch a break over there.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:49 | 1145151 Drag Racer
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may be 2 of them back to back though sometimes these are just double reports of the same quake. lets hope it is just the same one...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145248 goldfish1
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MAG UTC DATE-TIME y/m/d h:m:s LAT deg LON deg DEPTH km

MAP 7.4 2011/04/07 14:32:42 38.253 141.640 25.6

NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

MAP 7.4 2011/04/07 14:32:00 38.200 142.000 40.0

NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

MAP 4.3 2011/04/07 13:41:00 31.339 -115.538 10.0

BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

MAP 6.5 2011/04/07 13:11:25 17.431 -93.978 167.4

VERACRUZ, MEXICO

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:13 | 1145331 serotonindumptruck
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The 6.5 in Veracruz is interesting.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone might be ready to pop.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:31 | 1145427 Drag Racer
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USGS has revised the quake to a singe 7.1 event.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:50 | 1145157 razorthin
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All clear.  Algos reset.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:54 | 1145187 Mike2756
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It's a screaming buying opportunity!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:49 | 1145161 Blythe
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Great time to buy Gold and Silver.

 

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145271 falak pema
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haha nice self fulfilling avatar!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:49 | 1145162 primalplasma
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If a tsunami hits Japan now, all of that radioactive water from the Pacific will wash back up on the shore. Japan will be finished.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:51 | 1145165 SilverIsKing
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Mark Haines on CNBS gives his analysis on whether a tsunami is on the way...

Haines: Hmmm, let me see...Quake was 61 miles east of Sendhai and that's so close and it hasn't hit yet.  Nope, no tsunami coming.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:57 | 1145207 Note to self
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Umm - what's Erin wearing today?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:22 | 1145378 ThisIsBob
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And while we are at it, how about a tight shot of Ms. Quick's knees, to see if the scabs are healing.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:30 | 1145414 Jay Gould Esq.
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Rebecca has been demurely wearing pants since her return from her junket to the Orient with Uncle Warren. Ah, I know the next question, and shall answer it thus: pure coincidence, to be sure.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:25 | 1145384 TheMerryPrankster
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Erin is resplendent in a wonderful frock from New World Industries and is accenting her delicious outfit with a witty scarf from Council on Foreign Relations, you can just catch a glimpse of her lacy slip courtesy of the Trilateral Commission and to top it all off she is wearing a simpering grin courtesy of East Coast Colleges and is bathed in a shimmering aura of stupidity and entitlement.

Teleprompters by Establishment News, content maybe copyright New World Order and/or Same Old Shit/Different Day News Services.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:30 | 1145421 Jay Gould Esq.
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"..[A] simpering grin courtesy of East Coast Colleges and is bathed in a shimmering aura of stupidity and entitlement."

Extremely well done. The stuff of Dickens.

+1

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:50 | 1145168 Nedly66
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More POMO plz

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:50 | 1145171 RobotTrader
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Anyone here have the nerve to short LULU and OPEN here?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:54 | 1145203 slaughterer
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Tilson shorted LULU and OPEN alot lower... 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:58 | 1145216 Bicycle Repairman
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No thanks.  Making good $ in PMs.  But those stocks are bubbles. Stay long LULU.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145266 The Axe
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short CMG off of RT  Short PCLN off of TZOO

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:23 | 1145629 SheepDog-One
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I hope youre found strangled in a tragic leotard wardrobe malfuntion.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:50 | 1145172 Janeroo
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I'm seeing 2 also... not good.  If you look on the map, one is closer to the reactors.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:50 | 1145173 Drnumbers
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Analysts expecting 7.1.  so this is better than expected.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:59 | 1145226 bigdumbnugly
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markets now re-evaluating this as bullish...

but still awaiting the revisions

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:10 | 1145302 Slin
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++

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:10 | 1145311 obelisks
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+1  LOL :-)

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:52 | 1145175 BlackholeDivestment
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They said it's even a different faultline.

I lived in Japan once, love the people. This really hurts to see.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:53 | 1145178 Drag Racer
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watching NHK and the live shot of the quake they showed a bright flash in the background before power goes out. 1 meter tsunami expected to hit soon

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:57 | 1145181 sbenard
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Futures plunged -- for about 5 minutes!

Wall Street is oblivious to reality! We have printed prosperity now! Devastation is a (broken window fallacy) buying opportunity to them!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:51 | 1145183 JustinJapan
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No more than 1m tsunami expected.

They're saying no problem at Fukushima Daichi at the moment...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:54 | 1145185 Ferg .
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Intraday BTFD crowd are already swooping in .

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:53 | 1145186 goldfish1
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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:55 | 1145192 High Plains Drifter
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http://newamericamedia.org/2011/04/is-japans-elite-hiding-a-weapons-prog...

secret japanese weapons program? hmmm? they tried to be cute and look what it cost them. fools.........

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:10 | 1145579 LFMayor
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so they finally built the MechaGodzilla?  Or was it the Space Battleship Yamato?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:39 | 1145691 andybev01
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Holy crap!; Star Blazers. I watched that every day after school on 'Captain Cosmic' (KTVU, Oakland CA.)

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:55 | 1145200 GFORCE
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Who you gonna call? Plunge protection.

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:58 | 1145214 max2205
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Wonder if those spy 130 puts got covered

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:59 | 1145221 goldinpenguin
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do fuel rods float?

 

if the tsunami seeps the highly radioactive water away the workers won't have to worry about stepping in the hot puddles

 

http://www.badmovies.org/movies/crabmonsters/

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:57 | 1145222 Jay Gould Esq.
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Russell 36,000 shall not be denied.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:57 | 1145223 Jason T
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our sympathies.  Very sad and tragic.   

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:59 | 1145227 gordengeko
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Also a 6.5 today in veracruz, mexico.  Oh it was at 9:11am this morning too.  Coutesy of my handy little earthquake app, via android.  Fuck apple

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:00 | 1145244 Note to self
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So seriously - how long can it be before California gets nailed?  

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:04 | 1145255 gordengeko
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only a 4.3 in baja today.  New Madrid next?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:08 | 1145301 gordengeko
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I must add that the mexcio quake was 105 miles deep, the japan quake was 15.9 miles deep.  Real time updates on natural disasters unfortunately can lead to increased speculation on equities.  Say hello again to 21 century (old) technology.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:19 | 1145359 Mike2756
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It wasn't too far away from this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Chich%C3%B3n

Also, Santa Maria and Fuego in Guatemala are active.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:11 | 1145306 flattrader
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Just read the wikipedia entry on Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant on the CA coast.

It will scare the crap outta ya.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145260 Mike2756
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That's the one i was looking at, the last 7.+ was in 1995 (7.2), before that, 1914 (7.5) and 1902 (8.4).

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:14 | 1145335 BlackholeDivestment
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Things are getting stranger by the day, and to think, it will be perfect time this year on 911. From Papa Bush's 9.11.1991 New World Order Speech to 9.11.01 and this year will be 9.11.011 ...looks like a Rahm 10 year pattern just in time for the 2012 pre and post earth affects combined with Chairsatan's demonic derivative market beast.

So now they say it's 2 earthquakes, a double 7.4??? 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 13:04 | 1145806 Note to self
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Yeah - and there's like a comet coming or something.  Seriously.  Jesus H. W. Christ!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145233 stoverny
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just buy the dip

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145234 youALREADYknow
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So radioactive water is likely to come onshore in a 3 foot wave?

You almost can't make this stuff up. It gets worse and worse.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145250 bigdumbnugly
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maybe with a little migrating oil and whatnot from the gulf mixed in.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:10 | 1145298 Bob
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CNN is predicting a 2 meter wave.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145237 brian downunder
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They're saying no problem at Fukushima Daichi at the moment...

that's because it's totally fucked already

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145252 Note to self
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Really.  No problem compared to what?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:19 | 1145362 Ruffcut
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Yep, no new problems, just the same ole same ole stuff.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145246 dogismyth
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:04 | 1145256 TIMMAYYY
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so thats what stuxnet was after...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:03 | 1145247 Hondo
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The stupidity of markets will believe that Central Banks and Governments have their interest at the highest priority and will therefore print to make thing alright........at least for them.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:02 | 1145258 Marge N. Callz
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It's not an earthquake...It's Godzilla!!!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:03 | 1145262 majia
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Arnie Gunderson stated this morning that a central (but censored) concern of the NRC is the reactor buildings collapsing in a large aftershock, producing re-criticality

http://www.fairewinds.com/content/closing-ranks-nrc-nuclear-industry-and-tepco-are-limiting-flow-information

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:06 | 1145263 bullchit
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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145268 c-rev with a twist
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talking heads wonder how this affects global growth.  That's simple:

More money printing in response- more money=higher stock prices.  Fundamentals no longer matter, only QE.

 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145269 Caviar Emptor
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No to worry! The wave will wash the nuclear lava out of Fukushima!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145272 John Law Lives
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HAL 9000 primary objective = pump markets while BenLucifer destroys the world...

Working class must become slaves...

Wealthy will eat caviar and drink champagne as wealth transfer continues...

Must complete primary objective...

Chairsatan = enemy of mankind

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:10 | 1145297 Caviar Emptor
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+10. Slavery is one way to solve the "entitlements" issue. It's being considered. 

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