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.

And location of the Earthquake:

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slaughterer's picture

Tilson shorted LULU and OPEN alot lower... 

Bicycle Repairman's picture

No thanks.  Making good $ in PMs.  But those stocks are bubbles. Stay long LULU.

The Axe's picture

short CMG off of RT  Short PCLN off of TZOO

SheepDog-One's picture

I hope youre found strangled in a tragic leotard wardrobe malfuntion.

Janeroo's picture

I'm seeing 2 also... not good.  If you look on the map, one is closer to the reactors.

Drnumbers's picture

Analysts expecting 7.1.  so this is better than expected.

bigdumbnugly's picture

markets now re-evaluating this as bullish...

but still awaiting the revisions

BlackholeDivestment's picture

They said it's even a different faultline.

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

Drag Racer's picture

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

sbenard's picture

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!

JustinJapan's picture

No more than 1m tsunami expected.

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

Ferg .'s picture

Intraday BTFD crowd are already swooping in .

High Plains Drifter's picture


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

LFMayor's picture

so they finally built the MechaGodzilla?  Or was it the Space Battleship Yamato?

andybev01's picture

Holy crap!; Star Blazers. I watched that every day after school on 'Captain Cosmic' (KTVU, Oakland CA.)

GFORCE's picture

Who you gonna call? Plunge protection.


max2205's picture

Wonder if those spy 130 puts got covered

goldinpenguin's picture

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



Jay Gould Esq.'s picture

Russell 36,000 shall not be denied.

Jason T's picture

our sympathies.  Very sad and tragic.   

gordengeko's picture

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

Note to self's picture

So seriously - how long can it be before California gets nailed?  

gordengeko's picture

only a 4.3 in baja today.  New Madrid next?

gordengeko's picture

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.

Mike2756's picture

It wasn't too far away from this:


Also, Santa Maria and Fuego in Guatemala are active.

flattrader's picture

Just read the wikipedia entry on Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant on the CA coast.

It will scare the crap outta ya.

Mike2756's picture

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).

BlackholeDivestment's picture

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??? 

Note to self's picture

Yeah - and there's like a comet coming or something.  Seriously.  Jesus H. W. Christ!

stoverny's picture

just buy the dip

youALREADYknow's picture

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.

bigdumbnugly's picture

maybe with a little migrating oil and whatnot from the gulf mixed in.

Bob's picture

CNN is predicting a 2 meter wave.

brian downunder's picture

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

that's because it's totally fucked already

Note to self's picture

Really.  No problem compared to what?

Ruffcut's picture

Yep, no new problems, just the same ole same ole stuff.

TIMMAYYY's picture

so thats what stuxnet was after...

Hondo's picture

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.

Marge N. Callz's picture

It's not an earthquake...It's Godzilla!!!

majia's picture

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


c-rev with a twist's picture

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.


Caviar Emptor's picture

No to worry! The wave will wash the nuclear lava out of Fukushima!

John Law Lives's picture

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

Caviar Emptor's picture

+10. Slavery is one way to solve the "entitlements" issue. It's being considered.