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Massive Earthquake Strikes Japan, At Least 44 Dead As 10 Meter Tsunami Hits Pacific Coast, Kan Mobilizes Forces, Declares Nuclear Emergency

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A massive magnitude 8.9 earthquake, the 5th strongest since 1900 and 7th largest in history, struck Japan last night off the coast of Sendai, launching a 10 meter Tsunami across the entire Pacific ocean, killing numerous people and sending Japan into a tailspin. Bloomberg reports: "Prime Minister Naoto Kan mobilized Japan’s Self-Defense Forces and the central bank pledged to ensure financial stability after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Sendai, a city of 1 million, causing damage across the east coast of Japan. “I call on citizens to act calmly,” Kan told reporters in Tokyo after convening his emergency disaster response team. “The Self-Defense Forces are already mobilized in various places. The government is making its utmost effort to minimize the damage,” he said, saying later in a news conference that the impact was widespread. The Ministry of Finance said it’s too soon to gauge the economic impact of the temblor, the world’s biggest in more than six years. Japan’s central bank set up an emergency task force and said it will do everything it can to provide ample liquidity. The BOJ, which has already cut its benchmark rate to zero in an effort to end deflation, had last month said the economy was poised to recover from a contraction in the fourth quarter." The financial reaction was swift: "Japan’s stocks slid 1.7 percent in Tokyo today as the earthquake struck less than half an hour before the market closed. The yen advanced 0.2 percent to 82.77 per dollar as of 5:07 p.m. in Tokyo. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index dropped 1.4 percent as of 5:22 p.m. in Tokyo, with losses accelerating after the quake. Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 Index fell 1 percent. The central bank said in a statement that its settlement
system was working and that it was able to settle all accounts
today without disruption." News agencies report a ship carrying around 100 was swept away by the tsunami. The assessment of the impact is only starting and will likely be massive when all is said and done.

A BBC News live feed of news can be accessed below.


The clip below summaries the devastation:



A video from Sky News:

And a video from Al Jazeera:

This is the biggest earthquake since the Kobe Earthquake, and for those interested how the market reacted following that tremor, here is a Reuters graph:

As a result of the quake Japan declared a 'nuclear emergency' as attempts to cool reactor at northern plant are 'not going as planned' - official via NHK.Below are maps summarizing the nuclear locations:

and sizes...

In a preliminary report, Jefferies believes that the insurance losses from the earthquake will be at least $10 billion. The final assessment will likely be far greater.

Analysts at Jefferies International said Friday that insured losses from
the Japanese earthquake appear limited, based on an early assessment.
The broker said it is working on the assumption of a $10 billion
industry loss and that the impact on insurers' and reinsurers' balance
sheets is likely to be around 5%. Most insured losses are likely to be
in property, Jefferies said. It noted that insurance take-up rates are
low and many homes will not be covered -- around 10% of households elect
for supplementary earthquake cover and coverage is only for a fraction
of the property value. The low level of coverage explains why the 1995
Kobe earthquake incurred $100 billion of economic losses, but only $3
billion of insured losses, Jefferies said. Shares in Swiss Re

And as a result of refinery shutdowns, crude has dropped in double digit territory. This is a very temporary response.

We will follow this tragic development.


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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 07:56 | 1039992 tradewithdave
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Here is a link to live TV from Japan via the internet plus pre-recorded videos from Japan and the Tsunami.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:07 | 1040009 NewThor
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God Bless Everyone.

Planet Nibiru gets closer everyday, neh?

I know a lot of folks around here worship money,

but maybe it's time to pay more attention to your soul

than your Gold.



Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:11 | 1040018 NewThor
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Check out the Earthquake chart.

That's one scary list.

I fear it has only begun.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:39 | 1040071 -Michelle-
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I think they're calling it Tyche now.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:44 | 1040088 Arkadaba
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Have friends living there  - I will post any news

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:53 | 1040229 mark mchugh
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This looks absolutely horrific.  I hope your friends are all OK.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:11 | 1040448 Spalding_Smailes
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 ------------- The Japanese Government are warning their people of an imminent earth quake stronger than the 8.9.

- [link to

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:53 | 1040103 ColonelCooper
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Moonbat alert!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:56 | 1040238 TeamAmerica
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Just a matter of time until someone declares this to be psy-ops orchestrated by the Rothschilds or whatever...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:16 | 1040307 Ethics Gradient
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What do you mean? I thought everyone knew about it.

I was on 4chan and they were talking about Gerald Celente having a conversation with Daniel Estulin who apparently heard that it was a diversionary tactic by Charlie Sheen.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:26 | 1040334 Robot Traders Mom
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Or until some brainless dipshit starts regurgitating what they heard on Fox News...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:49 | 1040401 tonyw
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From what I was viewing earlier it looks IMHO like the number of fatalities will significantly increase:-(


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:06 | 1040621 buzzard
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+2012  One can only hope that the junkers will be able to pay their Karmic debt with piles of PMs.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 07:57 | 1039995 They_Live
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According to the BBC we should be particularly worried about pacific islands because they're more vulnerable as a result of climate change.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:01 | 1040003 Intuition
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lulz Not surprising.

Truth is that the effects will depend on the type of island. From what I understand, atolls aren't in as much danger as volcanic chains.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:49 | 1040218 TeMpTeK
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Maybe if we purchase enough carbon credits in the next hr the Tsunami will go away

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:54 | 1040232 Bicycle Repairman
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"as a result of climate change"



Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:20 | 1040298 TeamAmerica
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Idiot.   Your ignorance is just jaw-dropping.   Water expands when heated (duh), meaning sea levels have risen even before the icecaps melt.   Many Pacific islands are already being overtopped by high tides.   Add a tsunami on top of already high sea levels and yes, they are more vulnerable due to climate change.

Still LOL'ing?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:30 | 1040352 Robot Traders Mom
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Half the US was covered by ice at one point, before humans were even here. It retreated as the earth NATURALLY warmed back up in its NATURAL cycle of cooling and warming. In the 70's, the media was all over global cooling as the trend. If you are too much of a tool to figure out that Al Gore, Goldman, and the rest of your friends are using you to make money off trading carbon credits, then go troll somewhere else.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:47 | 1040397 Flakmeister
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Would you like to play? I can go a few rounds if you think you are man enough....

You have no fucking idea what you are talking about...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:58 | 1040418 Calmyourself
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If your a GW koolaid drinker yeah I would like to play..  Lets start with why East Anglia destroyed all their source data so their research could not be recreated by other scientists.. You know the basics, the experiment must be repeated by independant scientists thing...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:14 | 1040444 Flakmeister
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I am not going to debate East Anglia, one flawed study does not refute a wealth of other studies.  

Also note that the followup investigations did not get the press of the original claims:


While being of proof of nothing, do you think that dumping billions of tons of C02 into the air over a period of ~100 years is going to have *no* effect? Remember this was carbon that slowly sequestered over a period of ~200 million years?


Can you explain the following observations and data to me?

Click on

The oceans, which are the heat sink, are warming....


So the fact that 97% of climate scientist agree on GW, and that the academic debate is about the degree of AGW. Its all just a conspiracy in your mind? 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:00 | 1040420 Robot Traders Mom
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What was not factual about my statements, boy?

1. Half the US was covered in ice at one point and retreated as the Earth warmed, before humans were here.

2. In the 70's, the mainstream media was all over global cooling.

3. Al Gore and Goldman Sachs are complete bags of shit pushing carbon credits as a potential trillion dollar industry.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:12 | 1040451 Flakmeister
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You are using red herrings to refute GW. And yes, I absolutely agree that carbon credit trading is a scam, that is why I support a straight carbon tax. A Carbon tax that is also applied to imports.... 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:03 | 1041296 Bicycle Repairman
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LOL Why am I not surprised, pimping for the peak oil fraud and the global warming scam.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:57 | 1040419 TeamAmerica
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Did you bother reading the thread?  No need to argue the cause of climate change - the point is that the oceans ARE warming and sea levels ARE rising.   That means the BBC comment that climate change makes Pacific islands more vulnerable to tsunamis is correct.

As for your ignorance as to how fast climate has changed - you are comparing changes that occurred over millenia to events that occurred within your lifetime and believe they are the same.  Take a minute to check out a graph on the rate of change and you'll see how dumb that it.   Seeing you cite the name of Al Gore while ignoring the science tells me you are just regurgitating Fox News idiocy. 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:04 | 1040425 Robot Traders Mom
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Dude, you literally just fucking plagarized my post when I responded to your first dumb statement, asshole. "Regurgitating Fox News"---check it above you commie thief.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:13 | 1040453 TeamAmerica
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Dude, I literally just fucking threw your own comment back in your face.   You thought that was an accident?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:24 | 1040479 Flakmeister
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  Nice. This is like shooting fish in a barrel, with a shotgun...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:45 | 1040390 AnarchoCapitalist
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Water actually expands when frozen. That is why ice floats. Duh.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:03 | 1040423 TeamAmerica
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Irrelevant.   Water expands when heated.   If you believe otherwise you are arguing against observable physical facts.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:02 | 1040407 Calmyourself
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I suggest you recheck your numbers sea levels have not risen..  It is amazing these fools who hear one number from one unreliable GW snake oil saleman and never bother to actually check it..  You just turn into a parrot..

While your at it check on the ARGOS buoy system, small autononomous bouys floating across all the oceans, they report no warming.. No ocean warming means no GW, but you knew that didn't you..

So global warming with no warming in the oceans, FAIL, HUGE FAIL!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:11 | 1040446 TeamAmerica
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Tell the residents of Tuvalu that the water around their ankles is just Al Gore's fantasy.   You are one of relatively few people still arguing that global warming isn't happening...most deniers have moved to arguing that the warming is happening but is not caused by human activity.   See the guy above...

Arguing the data just doesn't work for denial anymore.   Facts are facts, and clinging to outliers in the data is FAIL.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:06 | 1041306 Bicycle Repairman
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Hey Tuvalu, islands sometimes appear and disappear and it has nothing to do with global warming which isn't happening anyway.

Anyone else you want me to inform, numbnuts?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:39 | 1041486 Calmyourself
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Did you forget about the ARGUS buoys? They must be one of the last remaining lying sets of 3,000 ocean monitoring buoys.. Lol, its no use debating as you will not.  It is actually quite simple. Try to make me do what you want vis a vis GW, you will not like what happens.. "You" being the entire GW scam and their backers.  By the way, why is the Chicago Carbon Exchange no more?  Did the deniers shut that down or was it true believers just wondering?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 15:18 | 1041619 Flakmeister
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Thanks for the link to a newspaper article.... I did *real* research and went to

and came across this:

click on the PDF and read....

Be also sure to look at

which is dated April 7, 2010, two years after your newspaper link...


Do you have any idea what doing science entails? These are very difficult measurements to make.

Here is a simple measurement, measure the width of a full moon to 0.5% level of accuracy or the height of the building you are currently in....  Let me know how you do....

Edit: Added the following

Here is a link to some results from one buoy, pretty complicated eh?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:27 | 1040495 Flakmeister
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   On the sea level, this is pinched from another thread (hattip geekgrrl)


The reason I ask is because the data I see shows the level has been rising for the last 100 years. From Wikipedia: "Current Sea Level Rise has occurred at a mean rate of 1.8 mm per year for the past century,[1][2] and more recently, during the satellite altimetry era of sea level measurement, at rates in the range of 2.9-3.4 ± 0.4-0.6 mm per year from 1993–2010.[3][4][5][6][7].

See also


And I completely refuted you claim about the ocean above...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:02 | 1040610 IQ 145
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 The sea level has dropped a 1/2" in the last twenty years; due to cooling. Some Islands are sinking; the part of the crust they're on is subsiding; there is no global warming; Sea Level, and the positions of the Islands are measured accurately with Satelites; however, it is your responsibility to look up real measurement data instead of repeating falsehoods from propaganda sites.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:16 | 1040659 Flakmeister
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Ok... let's play. Where is your reference? You claimed 1/2", citation please from a reputable site. Otherwise STFU


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:01 | 1041282 Bicycle Repairman
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LOL, you bought and paid for troll-bot.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:32 | 1041345 Flakmeister
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Sneaking around, are we? ....hoping to get your pathetic little jabs in...

Still haven't answered my questions:

At 0.1 mm per annum, how long does it take to reach 10,000 ft?

How old are the rocks in the worlds great oil fields?


I now christen you "Grima", look it up. 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 07:59 | 1039997 -Michelle-
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It's not over yet.  Tsunami warning is still in effect for the Pacific.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:00 | 1039998 Miss Expectations
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Leave it to central bankers to announce "it will do everything it can to provide ample liquidity" during a devastating tsunami.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:32 | 1040054 Popo
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IMHO, this earthquake seals the deal on QE3.  Now QE3 *must* happen.


Consider this:  The demand for commodities is going to go through the stratosphere when the smoke clears.   Rebuilding efforts are going to be at a historic scale.  


Then consider this:  Nobody has any cash.  Which means the rebuilding almost guarantees QE3.


So -- S&P to 2000 



Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:44 | 1040210 taraxias
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Popo, I agree, demand for commodities will go through the roof based on Japan's rebuilding efforts. I don't agree with your conclusion that this will render QE3 inevitable.

Commodities demand (in addition to all of of Chairsatan's money printing so far) will be an inflationary event.  It will mean more margin squeeze, more layoffs and blow the notion that there has been any meaningful "recovery" out of the water. Double dip with a vengeance. The FED's hands are now tied. More money printing will make matters worse.

Without QE3, the issue remains, how do we continue to fund our massive deficits? Rtaes cannot be raised to attract buyers of treasuries if the FED steps back, because if rates go up just about everyone blows up. And we're back in a bigger mess than when this whole thing started.

Welcome to Chairsatan's nightmare. You can only defy gravity for so long.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:09 | 1040281 equity_momo
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Makes QE3 less likely. Last thing the World needs right now is 200 dollar oil and copper doubling.

Look at the Tsunami. Thats a deflation wave coming. Fancy a haircut?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:01 | 1040000 PY-129-20
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The plastic foil hat protects you.

Hope nothing happens to those nuclear plants.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:09 | 1040011 NewThor
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They're having emergency problems with one of the reactors cooling systems.

The footage of the debris sweeping through the town is chilling.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:40 | 1040199 dark pools of soros
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Mothra at it again???    where's Godzilla?  laid off?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:01 | 1040002 Oh regional Indian
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Knew ZH would be on top of this. Crazy scenes. We are gettign to see, every day, who the master really is here. Hope the body count stays low, but such trauma.

And Japan, 33rd parallel country. Pertinent, hell yes. The pattern is unfolding so clearly.

Awareness of it's weave will only help us be ready.

Whoever your GOD is, may it be with you.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:06 | 1040010 superflyguy
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Bravo Indian, 33 and 11, two very important numbers.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:48 | 1040216 taraxias
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Can you guys be a little less cryptic with the numerology shit for those of us who haven't read the book?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:54 | 1040233 Bob
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Sun of a gun, ORI, that chart is eerie . . . you had it up last year!

A prayer can't hurt anything, eh?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:27 | 1040343 Oh regional Indian
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yep Bob, the patterns are in everything. Chartists should understand that especially.

And totally with the genuine prayer and going inwards. Outside is ub-bound to fall apart.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:03 | 1040005 Waterfallsparkles
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Looks like Warren Buffet will take his finger off that Elephant Gun.  All of General Re's losses will take all of his available cash.  May even have to sell his Rail Road.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:24 | 1040333 Sig Sauer
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insurance companies rarely pay, make you pursue them.  probably a lot of paper policies washed away, will take some time to sort out, etc etc etc.  Buffet got in that game because he loves the float, and i can tell you from experience that as soon as he bought a carrier we dealt with, settlements and payments became almost impossible.  rather litigate than pay claims.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:05 | 1040007 LongSoupLine
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Fantastic links and coverage Tyler.  Great job!

Prayers for all affected.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:13 | 1040008 EscapeKey
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Well, Blythe has taken the opportunity to hammer Silver, with suspiciously large volumes traded over short periods of time, with significant declines the obvious result.

Gold is down 0.3%, silver 3.5%!

Oh, and today is a great day to bury bad news. Keep your ears and eyes open.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:19 | 1040029 eigenvalue
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Well, I think silver is indeed a bit overstretched in the past several weeks. A correction is needed. Besides, if you look at the SIFO data, silver backwardation has lessened a great deal. Finally, according to the WB rumour, $36 is the level the JP Morgue will fight like a berserk because JP Morgue would suffer 5 times loss above $36.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:15 | 1040148 equity_momo
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I suggest everyone BTFD then. She cant win.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:26 | 1040177 pazmaker
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+1 eigenvalue.  I'm guessing silver will close around $34 today.

I know this doesn't matter much to those who only buy physical silver.... so keep up the buying(of physical that is)  I'm thinking next week we see it consolidate down to $31.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:09 | 1040012 Waterfallsparkles
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I think this will cause a shortage in Copper, Steel, Aluminum, etc.  Looks like the Material prices will go up.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:09 | 1040013 Azannoth
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I bet if you mapped 1 dollar to 1 liter of watter this tsunami would be like 1% of what the FED id doing

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:09 | 1040016 props2009
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These countries at risk. Pass immediately to those who matter

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:15 | 1040020 slackrabbit
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I wonder how the Fed 'closed loop' thinking is going, versus the unforseen events we talked about earlier.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:32 | 1040055 GlassHammer
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The FED thinks?

I thought the FED learned the same way a parrot learns how to talk.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:18 | 1040027 Fernley Girl
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Japan Issues A Nuclear Power Emergency
Friday, March 11, 2011  
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio, Japan's top government spokesman, has confirmed that a nuclear power emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed.

Edano said that while there had not been a radiation leak the nuclear power plant in Fukushima developed a mechanical failure in the system needed to cool the reactor after it was shut down following the earthquake on Friday.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:24 | 1040043 campag
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brent crude should get sold as refinery damage has occoured - however products ie distilates should do well.

1st New Zealand

2nd Japan

3rd Calif......?

not worth thinking about

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:47 | 1040091 Henry Chinaski
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1st Chile

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:25 | 1040044 OnTheWaterfront
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Dow 10,000 here we come!!!!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:27 | 1040045 sulfur
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please consider this beeing a haarp operation - - latest ionogram


haarp activity has been dead for the last weeks and has gone ballistic yesterday...just before the earthquake - i dont believe in coincidence ever

by the way haarp is a technology developed by nikola tesla under financing of jpm - just when he was minutes away from finishing it actually planning to use it to provide free energy for everybody jpm cut of the funding and took his work....


so buy the fucking earthquake and dont look at the mena crisis nothing to see there please move on

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:34 | 1040059 cunningtrader
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Cue MJ's hit...


"All the countries round the world you see

Gettin smashed by haarps, glad it's not you and me

they can feel it, they can feel it, can you see it?"




Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:09 | 1040270 Ganja Jane
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The US military is also involved in HAARP... AND i will argue that HAARP hasn't been quiet...they are secretly testing it....



Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:20 | 1040324 Bob
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For those who enjoy a little education with their entertainment, I recommend the movie The Prestige for some nice historical background on Tesla.  Yes, it's true: After his death, his research documents all "disappeared" . . .

Some mathematical historians maintain that his work was authoritatively heading down a path that both predated Einstein and developed an analysis of electromagnetism that had great practical applications.  Attempts to perform "autopsies" of his missing work have been extremely provocative. 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:54 | 1040412 Ganja Jane
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Thanks for posting this; many people think this is 'tin foil hat' stuff but it's fascinating science that could be used for good but is NOT. I have seen and read somewhere that Tesla was extremely [pissed off] once the military became involved in the project. He intended it to be used for good of humanity and not the ladder.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:28 | 1040046 ivars
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Here are all estimated Tsunami arrival times along the Coast



Estimated times of initial tsunami arrival:

DART 21415 2340 AKST MAR 10 0840 UTC MAR 11
Attu, Alaska 0012 AKST MAR 11 0912 UTC MAR 11
Shemya, Alaska 0013 AKST MAR 11 0913 UTC MAR 11
DART 21414 0013 AKST MAR 11 0913 UTC MAR 11
Amchitka Pass, Alaska (125 miles W of Adak) 0026 AKST MAR 11 0926 UTC MAR 11
Amchitka, Alaska 0029 AKST MAR 11 0929 UTC MAR 11
DART 46413 0051 AKST MAR 11 0951 UTC MAR 11
Atka, Alaska 0108 AKST MAR 11 1008 UTC MAR 11
Adak, Alaska 0110 AKST MAR 11 1010 UTC MAR 11
DART 46408 0111 AKST MAR 11 1011 UTC MAR 11
DART 46402 0138 AKST MAR 11 1038 UTC MAR 11
Nikolski, Alaska 0151 AKST MAR 11 1051 UTC MAR 11
DART 46403 0212 AKST MAR 11 1112 UTC MAR 11
Akutan, Alaska 0217 AKST MAR 11 1117 UTC MAR 11
Dutch Harbor, Alaska 0220 AKST MAR 11 1120 UTC MAR 11
Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Dutch Harbo 0228 AKST MAR 11 1128 UTC MAR 11
St. Paul, Alaska 0231 AKST MAR 11 1131 UTC MAR 11
DART 46409 0253 AKST MAR 11 1153 UTC MAR 11
King Cove, Alaska 0255 AKST MAR 11 1155 UTC MAR 11
Sand Point, Alaska 0257 AKST MAR 11 1157 UTC MAR 11
Perryville, Alaska 0319 AKST MAR 11 1219 UTC MAR 11
DART 46410 0319 AKST MAR 11 1219 UTC MAR 11
Cold Bay, Alaska 0329 AKST MAR 11 1229 UTC MAR 11
Chignik Bay, Alaska 0350 AKST MAR 11 1250 UTC MAR 11
Cape Suckling, Alaska (75 miles SE of Cordova) 0351 AKST MAR 11 1251 UTC MAR 11
Kodiak, Alaska 0351 AKST MAR 11 1251 UTC MAR 11
Old Harbor, Alaska 0353 AKST MAR 11 1253 UTC MAR 11
Hinchinbrook Entrance, Alaska (90 miles E of Se 0401 AKST MAR 11 1301 UTC MAR 11
Seward, Alaska 0416 AKST MAR 11 1316 UTC MAR 11
Alitak, Alaska 0417 AKST MAR 11 1317 UTC MAR 11
Elfin Cove, Alaska 0418 AKST MAR 11 1318 UTC MAR 11
Kennedy Entrance, Alaska (40 miles SW of Homer) 0420 AKST MAR 11 1320 UTC MAR 11
Yakutat, Alaska 0425 AKST MAR 11 1325 UTC MAR 11
Sitka, Alaska 0425 AKST MAR 11 1325 UTC MAR 11
Salisbury Sound, Alaska (25 miles NW of Sitka) 0426 AKST MAR 11 1326 UTC MAR 11
Saint Matthew Island, Alaska 0426 AKST MAR 11 1326 UTC MAR 11
Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakuta 0426 AKST MAR 11 1326 UTC MAR 11
Port Alexander, Alaska 0427 AKST MAR 11 1327 UTC MAR 11
the Alaska/British Columbia border 0531 PST MAR 11 1331 UTC MAR 11
Valdez, Alaska 0435 AKST MAR 11 1335 UTC MAR 11
Langara Island, British Columbia 0535 PST MAR 11 1335 UTC MAR 11
Cordova, Alaska 0445 AKST MAR 11 1345 UTC MAR 11
Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka) 0447 AKST MAR 11 1347 UTC MAR 11
DART 46419 0600 PST MAR 11 1400 UTC MAR 11
Homer, Alaska 0508 AKST MAR 11 1408 UTC MAR 11
DART 46404 0617 PST MAR 11 1417 UTC MAR 11
the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Colu 0619 PST MAR 11 1419 UTC MAR 11
DART 46407 0625 PST MAR 11 1425 UTC MAR 11
Craig, Alaska 0526 AKST MAR 11 1426 UTC MAR 11
Ketchikan, Alaska 0533 AKST MAR 11 1433 UTC MAR 11
Juneau, Alaska 0535 AKST MAR 11 1435 UTC MAR 11
DART 46411 0649 PST MAR 11 1449 UTC MAR 11
Gambell, Alaska 0558 AKST MAR 11 1458 UTC MAR 11
Tofino, British Columbia 0658 PST MAR 11 1458 UTC MAR 11
the Washington-British Columbia border 0704 PST MAR 11 1504 UTC MAR 11
Prince Rupert, British Columbia 0704 PST MAR 11 1504 UTC MAR 11
Neah Bay, Washington 0710 PST MAR 11 1510 UTC MAR 11
Cape Blanco, Oregon 0711 PST MAR 11 1511 UTC MAR 11
La Push, Washington 0711 PST MAR 11 1511 UTC MAR 11
Clatsop Spit, Oregon 0712 PST MAR 11 1512 UTC MAR 11
the Oregon-Washington border 0712 PST MAR 11 1512 UTC MAR 11
Point Grenville, Washington 0714 PST MAR 11 1514 UTC MAR 11
Port Moller, Alaska 0614 AKST MAR 11 1514 UTC MAR 11
Charleston, Oregon 0715 PST MAR 11 1515 UTC MAR 11
Cascade Head, Oregon (70 miles SW of Portland) 0716 PST MAR 11 1516 UTC MAR 11
Douglas/Lane County Line, Oregon (10 miles SW o 0717 PST MAR 11 1517 UTC MAR 11
Cape Mendocino, California 0717 PST MAR 11 1517 UTC MAR 11
Tillamook Bay, Oregon 0718 PST MAR 11 1518 UTC MAR 11
Horse Mountain, California (50 miles SW of Eure 0719 PST MAR 11 1519 UTC MAR 11
Fort Bragg, California 0721 PST MAR 11 1521 UTC MAR 11
Humboldt Bay, California 0722 PST MAR 11 1522 UTC MAR 11
the Oregon-California border 0723 PST MAR 11 1523 UTC MAR 11
Crescent City, California 0723 PST MAR 11 1523 UTC MAR 11
Seaside, Oregon 0724 PST MAR 11 1524 UTC MAR 11
Westport, Washington 0725 PST MAR 11 1525 UTC MAR 11
Newport, Oregon 0726 PST MAR 11 1526 UTC MAR 11
Point Arena, California 0726 PST MAR 11 1526 UTC MAR 11
Gualala Point, California (80 miles NW of San F 0727 PST MAR 11 1527 UTC MAR 11
Point Reyes, California 0739 PST MAR 11 1539 UTC MAR 11
Davenport, California (10 miles NW of Santa Cru 0739 PST MAR 11 1539 UTC MAR 11
Point Sur, California 0742 PST MAR 11 1542 UTC MAR 11
Astoria, Oregon 0744 PST MAR 11 1544 UTC MAR 11
Monterey, California 0744 PST MAR 11 1544 UTC MAR 11
Port Angeles, Washington 0748 PST MAR 11 1548 UTC MAR 11
Ragged Point, California (45 miles NW of San Lu 0750 PST MAR 11 1550 UTC MAR 11
DART 46412 0752 PST MAR 11 1552 UTC MAR 11
Point Concepcion, California 0757 PST MAR 11 1557 UTC MAR 11
Port San Luis, California 0803 PST MAR 11 1603 UTC MAR 11
Bella Bella, British Columbia 0805 PST MAR 11 1605 UTC MAR 11
San Francisco, California 0808 PST MAR 11 1608 UTC MAR 11
Cape Newenham, Alaska 0716 AKST MAR 11 1616 UTC MAR 11
Santa Barbara, California 0817 PST MAR 11 1617 UTC MAR 11
Rincon Point, California (15 miles SE of Santa 0828 PST MAR 11 1628 UTC MAR 11
Santa Monica, California 0831 PST MAR 11 1631 UTC MAR 11
San Pedro, California 0832 PST MAR 11 1632 UTC MAR 11
Newport Beach, California 0837 PST MAR 11 1637 UTC MAR 11
La Jolla, California 0841 PST MAR 11 1641 UTC MAR 11
Seattle, Washington 0844 PST MAR 11 1644 UTC MAR 11
Alamitos Bay, California (20 miles SE of L.A.) 0846 PST MAR 11 1646 UTC MAR 11
the California-Mexico border 0847 PST MAR 11 1647 UTC MAR 11
Hooper Bay, Alaska 0846 AKST MAR 11 1746 UTC MAR 11
Little Diomede Island, Alaska 0856 AKST MAR 11 1756 UTC MAR 11
Dillingham, Alaska 0938 AKST MAR 11 1838 UTC MAR 11
Nome, Alaska 1051 AKST MAR 11 1951 UTC MAR 11
Unalakleet, Alaska 1422 AKST MAR 11 2322 UTC MAR 11

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:33 | 1040057 Henry Chinaski
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Complete the sequence:  Chile, New Zealand, Japan, _______________

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:31 | 1040184 Popo
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(Los Angeles)

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:54 | 1040234 Temporis
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Yah, was waiting for that to pop up.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:51 | 1040220 Flakmeister
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Cascadia..... Pacific North west is long over due, and there are major slip-strike faults there

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:01 | 1040257 Things that go bump
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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:55 | 1040591 Ganja Jane
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California Coast and New Madrid Seismic Zone/Gulf Coast.


I throw Veitnam in there to get junked more; It's funner that way! /src

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:35 | 1040058 bob_dabolina
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Obama should file a lawsuit against said Earthquake

It's about the only thing he can do without fucking up.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:36 | 1040063 papaswamp
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CNN reporting bombing by pro daffy forces in Ras Lanuf.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:39 | 1040066 jimijon
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Gosh, and to think last night I started reading about May 21st, 2011. Very weird timing, nonetheless, my prayers and hopes go out to all.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:41 | 1040074 Broomer
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Damned government lies. Everyone knows the real cause of the earthquake. Godzilla.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:01 | 1040112 Yen Cross
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Funny! Oh no there goes Tokyo.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:10 | 1040134 malikai
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It's about time someone expose the true culprit! Thanks for spreading the truth!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:56 | 1040241 dark pools of soros
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he was laid off and smashed the office as he left

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:41 | 1040080 johnnymustardseed
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The earth is angry

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:56 | 1040243 dark pools of soros
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the biggest terrorist is Mother Nature!! 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:43 | 1040081 Teddy Turner
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The rebuilding will be great for the Japanese economy.  I think definitely it will help the inflation of the Yen.

You think it's a natural phenomenon?  Watch the below video.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:01 | 1040111 ColonelCooper
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I tried to watch, but 30 seconds in, the video caused me to have a siezure.  Thanks for that.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:17 | 1040154 obelisks
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but how will the pay for it ? debt to GDP already 240%

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:00 | 1040250 tonyw
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so if i throw a brick through your window it will be great for your economy????

just save me the bother of coming round, throw the bricks and do yourself a favour:-)


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:38 | 1040369 Liquid Courage
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Well put, tony! Bravo!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:22 | 1040327 Liquid Courage
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The Broken Window Fallacy always rears its ugly head in these situations.

Read Bastiat.


The ultimate "broken window" solution is, of course WAR, and that's where the conventionally "wise" (who have become fools) will want to lead us. Let's destroy the whole world, think how great that will be for the "economy". Moron!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:54 | 1040409 GreenSideUp
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I'm against the use of force, but Bastiat should be required reading. :)

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:48 | 1040096 Yen Cross
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Damn,can't go to sleep these days.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:13 | 1040141 Arkadaba
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yes funny.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:04 | 1040258 Henry Chinaski
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No shit.  These days if I wake up in the night, I always check the news... and the perimeter.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:52 | 1040102 chinaguy
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Huge quake in Chile last month, then Kilauea pops, now Japan, Glad I'm not in San Francisco or Hayward

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:10 | 1040129 Sophist Economicus
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...Or Paterson, NJ

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:14 | 1040143 Arkadaba
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Ok that was too funny.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:36 | 1040192 Yen Cross
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Hayward is way inland from San Fran. China Guy. It would take a monster wave! I'm more concerned with my parents that live on Pacific Coast Highway @ sea level!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:14 | 1040293 chinaguy
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You missed it guy...when the Hayward fault it did last in the late 1800's, it's going to kill hundreds of thousands...nothing to do w/ a big wave...downtown San Fransisco will be 10' deep in broken plate glass...going to make the quake last night look small

& oh yeah, Christchurch also got plastered in the last month


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:36 | 1040346 Yen Cross
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I didn't miss anything! The Hayward fault? You make me laugh! How about the long valley caldera? Or the huge array of fault systems on the west coast? You missed it! I am a Cali. Native. I did Sylmar and Northridge. Those weren't even that big. What relevance does your comment have anyways. Plastered by an earthquake? This is a water related issue.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:55 | 1040408 chinaguy
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In the past month

Chile, New Zealand,  Kilauea, now Japan, these quakes happen in swarms

There is nothing funny AT ALL about the population density on the Hayward fault.

That makes you laugh? Why? The Bay Area is 50 years over due for a massive quake.

I was born in Oakland over 50 years ago & went through all of those Cali quakes too & others you were not in. I was several blocks away when the Emeryville overpass collapsed in '89. I'm not trying to get in a pissing contest here but this is an earthquake thread.

The Tsunami's impact on the west coast will be a non-event like it always has been historically


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:16 | 1040460 bankonzhongguo
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Oakland is definitely in da house.

I used to live a few blocks from that bird sanctuary on Lake Merritt.

Between the '89 quake and the Oakland firestorm of '91, bad things come in "threes" by way of the Hayward fault.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:20 | 1040469 bankonzhongguo
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Oakland is definitely in da house.

I used to live a few blocks from that bird sanctuary on Lake Merritt.

Between the '89 quake and the Oakland firestorm of '91, bad things come in "threes" by way of the Hayward fault.


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:03 | 1040259 Ganja Jane
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I haven't toally ruled this out completely; that said, I *highly* doubt this is why. I am leaning closer to HAARP....


If you don't know what HAARP is here are some links:


...and google Geo-engineering along with Chemtrailing.


...and pay attention to what SOFCOM is not reporting in the Mississippi Valley and surrounding areas.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:37 | 1040370 chubbar
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Here's the latest doom scenario for any so inclined, which explains the earthquakes. There's a part two out for anyone interested you can link to it from todays

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:58 | 1040105 Yen Cross
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I live on west coast usa,no sunami warnings yet. Just lifeguards clearing the beaches. 3 foot surge expected.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:26 | 1040173 goldfish1
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Tsunami Warning  Point Conception North

Tsunami Advisory Point Conception South

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:59 | 1040106 sabra1
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do you notice that whenever a shuttlecraft is launched, an earthquake occurs? Ultraman has his sights, on the wrong doers of the world! 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:02 | 1040114 Hannibal
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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:57 | 1040244 Ganja Jane
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+ Googleplex


Right on, Brother Hannibal!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:00 | 1040251 TeamAmerica
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I knew ZH wouldn't let me down...but are you sure it wasn't the North Koreans?  /sarc

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:32 | 1040121 Spalding_Smailes
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Videp Footage

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Video Link

INSIDE LIVE EARTHQUAKE 3 11 2011 Magnitude 8.9 earthquake



Here's a link to the YMR Yellowstone Seismograph.. 

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Live broadcast video, Hawaii ( Waves now hitting Hawaii )

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UPDATE 13:11 UTC: 64 are reported dead, and 100s missing. The latest report of missing persons comes from 48 missing (mostly students) in Iwate Oohunato who were swept away by the tsunami. With an earthquake of this scale, the true totals and costs will not become apparent for about 2-5 days. And then the further economic costs will be calculated. A final total of $100 billion USD may not be so far from the true cost.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:07 | 1040123 Unlawful Justice
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Delia Surridge[wakes in an apparently empty room] It's you, isn't it? You've come to kill me.
V[from the shadows] Yes.
Delia: Thank God... After what happened, after what they did, I thought about killing myself, but I knew that one day you'd come for me. I didn't know what they were going to do. I swear to you. Read my journal.
V: What they did was only possible because of you.
DeliaOppenheimer was able to change more than the course of a war. He changed the entire course of human history. Is it wrong to hold on to that kind of hope?
V: I've not come for what you hoped to do. I've come for what you did.
Delia: It's funny. I was given one of your roses today. I wasn't sure you were the terrorist until I saw it. What a strange coincidence that I should be given one today.
V: There are no coincidences, Delia. Only the illusion of coincidence. I have another rose, and this one is for you.
Delia: Are you going to kill me now?
V: I killed you 10 minutes ago, [holds up a small hypodermic needle] while you slept.
Delia: Is there any pain?
V: No.
Delia: Thank you. [pauses briefly] Is it meaningless to apologize?
V: Never.
Delia: I'm so sorry. [dies]

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:10 | 1040130 wherewasi
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When do you figure we'll get the 'revision' for the earthquake magnitude...?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:46 | 1040214 Yen Cross
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It's not what it is. It's where it is.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:10 | 1040133 the not so migh...
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If we get more of these all over the globe in succession things will quickly go out of control.  

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:51 | 1040223 Yen Cross
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Have you ever watched video about the ring of fire? Completely normal. When some giant caldera collapses I'll get worried.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:15 | 1040300 the not so migh...
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I don't know if this is a normal size earthquake and normal size tidal wave.  No living memories of this scale before.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:18 | 1040159 oh_bama
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BTF fish! Before they are poluted by the nuclear waste and before their prices go way higher!!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:18 | 1040160 Henry Chinaski
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I pray for those losing in this tragedy.  However the surfer in me is fascinated with that sky news footage of the tidal wave.  Duuude!  That's a sick wave. 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:23 | 1040169 Cursive
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It is at times like this that I wonder what the people who scoff at preppers and survivalists have to say.  We had Katrina in our own backyard and it was incredibly sad watching people who had depended on the state all of their lives only to abandon them intheir hour of greatest need.  If you don't know how to survive without gas/electricity or water service for a week, I suggest you start learning now.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:35 | 1040363 Ruffcut
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Good point, but most are not still listening.

"IT won't happen here." "If something happens, I don't care to survive." Statements that still rule the day.

The more you try warn people to "insure" or "hedge" the farther they step back thinking you are a moonbat. Until, of course, that shitty day and they show up on your doorstep.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:56 | 1040178 Mercury
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I believe it was the case that after the Kobe earthquake the yen eventually enjoyed a strong rally although that was not the initial, knee-jerk reaction.

In an effort to lend assistance, cover losses, rebuild etc.  many Japanese liquidated foreign assets and repatriated (unwound and bought yen) that capital to facilitate those intentions. 

Looks like that's happening a lot faster this time.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:35 | 1040188 Debtless
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If you read the news crawls like would think Hawaii has been slammed and washed away - millions dead. But if you watch live and hear tweets from those there - it's a 1 foot surge...nothing more.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:06 | 1040430 chinaguy
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Yeah, but in 1960 a Tsunami from a Chilean quake took out they are cautious...but last few big quakes in Asia have only made a small surge in Hawaii

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:36 | 1040189 antisoshal
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Awesome. 2 years ago we had insiders giving prescient financial information in the comments. Today?

Niburu. HAARP. Man made earthquakes to stimulate economies. The Space Shuttle causes earthquakes.

I guess the tea party astroturfers don't start work this early. The only thing missing is people blaming Obama and unions.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:33 | 1040359 Ganja Jane
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Niburu is likely bullshit...I never completely rule out anything as information is kept from the masses as a general rule of the elitists who control media and governments.

HAARP is real and so is chemtrailing.


In another post in this thread, I posted links to documentaries about HAARP.

Look into it.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:40 | 1040377 Ganja Jane
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..and manufactured disasters (economic and 'natural') are not to 'stimulate the economy' per se ;it's to line the pockets of HUGE corporations like Haliburton, who bought up botts Boots & Coons 10 days before the BP Spill, thru what is called 'Crisis Capitalism.'


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:47 | 1040384 TomJoad
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Antisoshal, I absolutely concur and I don't know who junked you FIVE times. Reading the Wisconsin article comments yesterday made me want to hang up my avatar.


Jump! You Fuckers!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:35 | 1040191 Vlad Tepid
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This is just bloody tragic.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:47 | 1040217 YHC-FTSE
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Not as though they haven't been told a thousand times about the idiocy of building reactors in a heavy earthquake zone. Very lucky for the Japanese nuclear industry that the epicentre was ~500km away in the Pacific Ocean and not on land. Unlucky for those poor souls living on the coast though. 


Just glancing at the population densitities affected by the Tsunami, there are going to be tens of thousands of uninsured homeless people by the end of today. Another charidee drive to help them (And the directors of aid companies) in a shopping centre near me soon.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:52 | 1040219 Spalding_Smailes
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Big fucking trouble Tyler ...


 •••••• Evacuation in Progress: Japan Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Plant Nears Meltdown.



Residents that live within a 3 km radius of Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have been told to evacuate, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference.

National broadcaster NHK said it was the first time a nuclear-emergency evacuation order had been issued in Japan.

Japan Declares Nuclear Emergency, As Cooling System Fails At Power Plant
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Fears nuclear reactor will explode as 'out of control' cooling system fails at plant
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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:57 | 1040242 the not so migh...
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This sucks, a radiation cloud knows no borders

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:08 | 1040256 Spalding_Smailes
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They have a few plants also, hope this issue does not spread to the others .... But just one meltdown will be a total nightmare, the emergency crews have enough on their plate ...


Residents evacuated as attempts to cool nuclear reactor “not going as planned”

The emergency shutdown has been conducted. But the process of cooling down the reactor is not going as planned. As of 4.36pm, we received a report that the water cannot be pumped, and we are working on how to obtain enough electricity so that the water can all be sent …so we are using all the back-up systems that are available there. 

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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:06 | 1040265 Broomer
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This reminds me of that time when they detected high levels of radiation in Fosmark nuclear power plant at Sweden... the source of radiation was the explosion of Chernobyl, 1000 miles away.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:14 | 1040280 Spalding_Smailes
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Did not  know it could travel that far, so the entire island will be fucked, unreal ....


Report out of Germany says its already started leaking ...

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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:24 | 1040332 Broomer
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Something I picked from the article because it shows how far it went:

Twenty four years after the catastrophe, restriction orders remain in place in the production, transportation and consumption of food contaminated by Chernobyl fallout. In the UK, they remain in place on 369 farms covering 750 km² and 200,000 sheep.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:25 | 1040318 YHC-FTSE
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No radiation reported. But if there is a Chernobyl type of disaster, the low ceiling radioactive cloud should be contained within the Japanese island. Prevailing winds for the next 5 days are low (5-15mph), and mostly WSW. 

But, if an explosion reaches the jet stream (+23,000ft) above Northern Japan, the sub-tropical stream will carry the radioactive debris straight to N.America within a day.  (It's the same jet stream the Japanese used to send balloons with bombs attached to the West coast during WWII)

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:30 | 1040351 Spalding_Smailes
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Speechless ....

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:31 | 1040354 chinaguy
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1/3 of all air borne particulate matter on the west coast of N. America is from China.....just saying...

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