Futures Plunge On New 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake, Tsunami Alert

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Drag Racer's picture

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.


Fantasy Planet's picture

Japanese govt. quake denial announcement to follo shortly.

stoverny's picture

the dog is still trying to shake us fleas off, but we are tenacious little SOBs

brian downunder's picture

WOW, haven't these people suffered enough already.

sabra1's picture

so all that radioactive seawater is heading back inland, going to saturate the soil!

Bob's picture

Food for thought only. 

Cdad's picture

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!


Cdad's picture

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!


Cdad's picture

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?

Cdad's picture

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]

Raynja's picture

With these distant centralized governments you'll never even know hu yuan the war

SheepDog-One's picture

Cntrl alt del, situation priced in, time to buy Lululemon hand over fist!

primalplasma's picture

I blame Hollywood. Every one grows up brainwashed that there is always a happy ending. It makes us fools.

Cdad's picture

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.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

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.

Cdad's picture

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.

RobotTrader's picture

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.

slow_roast's picture

You are a complete moron.  Your definition of "crushed" is akin to calling a fetus the greatest threat to humanity.

TIMMAYYY's picture

unless its the fetus of a rothschild...

pods's picture

And that right there is it!

Bravo Timm-aaaay!


Robot Traders Mom's picture

+1. This is a high school psych experiment to troll around and document responses.

aheady's picture

Ah ok. I was about to comment on how touching his compassion is.

Confucious 222's picture

Wow... Dow down 50 pts and silver up 2 cents at 1054EST see what you mean, PM's getting CRUSHED

Burnbright's picture

well the new norm is silver goes up 50cents to a dollar a day so trading sideways is getting crushed /sarcasm. 

Bicycle Repairman's picture

On the topic of gold, you have zero credibility.  See you at $1,600 later this year.

Stoploss's picture

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..

Hephasteus's picture

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.

SheepDog-One's picture

'Crushed' is up 2% you flamin idiot?

bania's picture

can't catch a break over there.

Drag Racer's picture

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...


goldfish1's picture

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


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


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


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


serotonindumptruck's picture

The 6.5 in Veracruz is interesting.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone might be ready to pop.

Drag Racer's picture

USGS has revised the quake to a singe 7.1 event.

razorthin's picture

All clear.  Algos reset.

Mike2756's picture

It's a screaming buying opportunity!

Blythe's picture

Great time to buy Gold and Silver.



falak pema's picture

haha nice self fulfilling avatar!

primalplasma's picture

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.

SilverIsKing's picture

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.

Note to self's picture

Umm - what's Erin wearing today?

ThisIsBob's picture

And while we are at it, how about a tight shot of Ms. Quick's knees, to see if the scabs are healing.

Jay Gould Esq.'s picture

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.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

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.

Jay Gould Esq.'s picture

"..[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.


RobotTrader's picture

Anyone here have the nerve to short LULU and OPEN here?