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As Northern Japan Struggles With Tsunami Aftermath, Southern Shinmoedake Volcano Resumes Eruptions

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Something very serious is happening with Japan's underlying geology: while the north has been paralyzed by the aftermath of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting Tsunami, and is scrambling to prevent a nuclear disaster, the south is issuing flashing red light signals of its own: the Shinmoedake volcano, which had resumed eruptions after last known was reported in 2009. As Wikipedia notes: " As of February 2011, a lava dome was growing in the volcano's crater." It is unclear if the volcano's activity, which is notable for having been used as a location in the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice, as the volcano in which the villains' secret rocket base is located, is related to the geological tremors beneath Japan but it is very likely. The question is just how many faultlines will have shifted after all is said and done, and just what may have precipitated all of this.

Volcano:

And location:

From AP:

The weather agency says a volcano in southern Japan  is spewing ash and rock again as the country struggles with the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in the north.

The Meteorological Agency issued a warning Sunday saying that Shinmoedake volcano resumed activity after a couple of quiet weeks.

The mountain is on Kyushu island, 950 miles (1,500 kilometers) from the epicenter of Friday's magnitude 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami, which devastated much of the country's northeastern coast.

It was unclear if the eruptions were linked to quake. Japan lies on the "Ring of Fire" - an arc of seismically active zones where earthquake and volcanic eruptions are common.

 

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Sun, 03/13/2011 - 11:52 | 1046483 Mentalic
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That's really a disaster...Multiple hits to Japan within a week....

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:13 | 1046539 masterinchancery
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Looks like rosy scenario in Japan took the last train for the coast.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:15 | 1046690 Mike7.62
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Where it ran into the tsunami.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:29 | 1046733 Fish Gone Bad
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Did anyone ever read Ravi Batra's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Batra) book, "The Great Depression of 1990"?   His theory was that a catastrophic earthquake in Japan would send the world markets into a free fall.  So now, some 30 years later, we have the giant earthquake, the tsunami, a couple of nuke meltdowns, and now a god damn volcano.  I am thinking that this qualifies as an unmitigated mess.  It's time to see if fat boy got this right, albeit 30 years too early.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:16 | 1046841 velobabe
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wait wait the US stock market can save us. futures up 80 points. actually i am really embarrassed for this criminal syndicate wall street. sickening to be in green at this time in life. shame on them.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 15:34 | 1046981 Haywood Jablowme
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2012 baby.  2012...

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 16:29 | 1047083 T-NUTZ
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maybe the Mayans were off by a year?

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:10 | 1047157 dark pools of soros
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its going to take a while to destroy everything..  and of course nothing will happen to Israel even though they are on the kitchen table screaming mouse everyday

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 21:50 | 1048078 mr.smooth
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maybe this is just the first act.....

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 15:47 | 1047004 New_Meat
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Fish, will the kieretsu (plural, all of them) finally "mark to market" and clear the system? - Ned

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:06 | 1047151 dark pools of soros
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what's up with your math??

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:30 | 1046576 Twindrives
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Gordon Michael Scallion predicted that eventually the island nation of Japan would be no mas'. 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 16:43 | 1047118 PY-129-20
Sun, 03/13/2011 - 11:54 | 1046484 Spalding_Smailes
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Adding to Japan's woes, a volcano in the southwestern portion of the country erupted on Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence. The eruption sent ash and rocks up to two and a half miles into the air. It was not clear if the eruption was a result of the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the northern part of the country on Friday. The 4,689-foot Shinmoedake volcano, located in the Kirishima range, had its first major eruption in 52 years in January. There hadn't been any major activity at the site since March 1.

A volcano warning has been issued at a level of three out of five, and authorities have restricted access to the entire mountain.

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/16253

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:01 | 1046494 jomama
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do you ever go outside or do you just sit in your mom's basement spamming ZH all day?

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:08 | 1046518 Spalding_Smailes
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Mom lives in Arizona. Me Chicago ....

Sorry, 6 reactors in crisis mode in one country keeps me on the net.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:58 | 1046643 MichiganMilitiaMan
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Post as much as you like.  I always enjoy your posts.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:00 | 1046649 ColonelCooper
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Keep it up, Spalding.  Please try to find out anything you can about the spent fuel pools.  (See my below post)

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 15:02 | 1046883 Spalding_Smailes
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Nuclear consultant John Large told Sky News: "They have clearly had a meltdown in reactor one, they've lost the containment there. "They've flooded that with sea water, not necessarily to cool the fuel, but to swamp the fuel, to stop radioactive particles and aerosols actually releasing into the atmosphere. "Reactor three is essentially fuelled with plutonium instead of uranium and plutonium has a much more significant radiological footprint. "So it's absolutely essential that they minimise, or completely abate the radioactive release from number three if it should melt down."

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20110313/twl-emergency-at-second-japan-nuclea...

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 15:00 | 1046917 Spalding_Smailes
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Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:17 | 1046697 string
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Nice day in Chicago today.

Go for a walk.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:22 | 1046851 SpaceHerpes
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"Get your foot off the boat."

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 11:59 | 1046488 ivars
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I did some silver pattern comparison with its own timing as basis, since every commodity etc has difference reaction times after crisis from cooperation to decooperation. This graph for prices 2011-2013 is what I came up with, it seems to be peaking at 45 USD at April 1st and sudden drop to 25 USD when I expect oil will suck money out of silver and possibly gold. Oil is useful commodity, once it becomes scarce ( no fly zone over Libya=war in Libya=war in Arab worlds= was in oil producing region), people will try to secure it, not silver.

After that, quite reasonable prices between 25-32 in 2011-April 2012. After that, silver starts to go up. Either supply problem, or Obamas USD devaluation plan in action ( or threat of devaluation plan), or both supply and USD devaluation threat. Looking at stock market prediction I do not think devaluation will be real, but attempts to devaluate the USD to do something as second recession will hit in Q1 2012 may lead to silver price spike .

Or, rumours the FED is going to be totally changed/liquidated under the government which will win 2012 elections.Not Obama or regular GOP. That would lead to scooping of silver and gold.

That explains a spike during election time. And afterwards high level as e.g. gold standard is reintroduced at different higher level .

 

http://saposjoint.net/Forum/download/file.php?id=2673

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:19 | 1046552 burncycl
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Okay Nostradamus...

I think it's important to understand that the silver market (and markets in general) are dictated by countless variables, both known and unknown.

Also, consider attending a writing class before you publish your findings. It will help your credibility (e.g. "decooperation").

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 07:16 | 1049516 4xaddict
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+roflmao, now that was a trolling! Nothing against the original poster but that is hilarious.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:45 | 1046616 SilverRhino
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Bullshit, oil AND PM's will be going through the roof. All three are stores of wealth at this point.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 11:56 | 1046489 AN0NYM0US
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Defcon I

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 11:56 | 1046490 bania
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when it rains it pours

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:03 | 1046496 Spalding_Smailes
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6 reactors in trouble.

3 reactors with radiation..

2 of them in partial meltdown...


1541: A former nuclear power plant designer has said Japan is facing an extremely grave crisis and called on the government to release more information, which he said was being suppressed. Masashi Goto told a news conference in Tokyo that one of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant was "highly unstable", and that if there was a meltdown the "consequences would be tremendous". He said such an event might be very likely indeed. So far, the government has said a meltdown would not lead to a sizeable leak of radioactive materials.

1548: Mr Goto said the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant were suffering pressure build-ups way beyond that for which they were designed. There was a severe risk of an explosion, with radioactive material being strewn over a very wide area - beyond the 20km evacuation zone set up by the authorities - he added. Mr Goto calculated that because Reactor No 3 at Fukushima-Daiichi - where pressure is rising and there is a risk of an explosion - used a type of fuel known as Mox, a mixture of plutonium oxide and uranium oxide, the radioactive fallout from any meltdown might be twice as bad.

1553: He accused the government of deliberately withholding vital information that would allow outside experts help solve the problems. "For example, there has not been enough information about the hydrogen being vented. We don't know how much was vented and how radioactive it was." He also described the use of sea water to cool the cores of the reactors at Fukushima-Daiichi as highly unusual and dangerous.

1558: He described the worst-case scenario: "It is difficult to say, but that would be a core meltdown. If the rods fall and mix with water, the result would be an explosion of solid material like a volcano spreading radioactive material. Steam or a hydrogen explosion caused by the mix would spread radioactive waste more than 50km. Also, this would be multiplied. There are many reactors in the area so there would be many Chernobyls."

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:25 | 1046558 fuu
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/13/japan-quake-onagawa-idUSTKG00708020110313

 

Onagawa is 115 KM from Fukushima Daiichi. Either the radiation is traveling that far or some other source of radiation still remains to be reported or Onagawa is leaking.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:12 | 1046686 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Nuclear Energy is not cheap. If only humanity would only heed the warning sign... but we will not. We are only human afterall.

 

‎"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" — Albert Einstein

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:00 | 1046497 britinbe
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The Japanese are having a bit of a rough few days!

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:01 | 1046499 max2205
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This cage match needs a commercial break

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:29 | 1046504 ColonelCooper
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If anybody has a few minutes to kill, please check out this submission from a nuke engineer written a while back, concerning loss of power at nuke plants.  (it dealt with EMP, not this scenario).  I didn't want to re-paste, and hijack the thread.  I would love to get some input/thoughts on this:

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/iaea-refutes-reactor-3-cooling-problems-provdes-fukushima-status-update#comment-1046492

 

EDIT: Please note that I am not trying to bring EMP into the conversation, it simply is similar in that it results in power outage.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:23 | 1046789 New_Meat
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Coop, took a stab at it, 'preciate your putting the long discussions on the other side. - Ned

[ed. #1046786 EMP is just another mechanism that could potentially defeat both redundant trains/channels of protection systems, so, as you say.]

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:39 | 1046887 ColonelCooper
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Thanks, Ned.  Assuming I understood your response, (this is not my thing), they will be able to keep the pools filled.  That's what I was hoping to hear.

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:46 | 1046901 New_Meat
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Yep, literally a deep pool that is supposed to stay intact.  All kinds of monitoring, cooling, etc.  But the basis physics are what make it work.  Fuel rated for a lot higher temperatures than 100 DegC (plus a skosh) where boiling takes place.  Takes a qualified operator to measure the pool level every hour.  Most boringest job in the world.

But I should have scared the pigshit out of you in my answer.  Doin' some more research.

Anyone got a U.S. symbol for TEPCO?  All I'm getting is TPO.F and TPO.DU--and can't trade those exchanges.

- Ned

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:08 | 1046506 Hacksaw
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Hey Tyler, it's not just southern Japan. Two volcanoes on Kamchatka, Russia and one in Indonesia erupted Friday about the same time as one in southern Japan and are possibly connected with the quake.

Volcanoes have reportedly erupted in Japan, Indonesia, and Kamchatka Russia today, presumably due to the massive Japanese earthquake. There have been no reports of damage from the eruptions.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/03/guest-post-japanese-russian-and-i...

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:55 | 1046577 Oh regional Indian
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It's all related hacksaw. We are going through a birthing cycle, which is usually en-folded in a death cycle.

Fascinating releases of energy. And only going to keep on growing and growing. 

Just like we'd wished for Silver. :-) Higher lows and higher highs.

The new normal. Japan will take the US with it and thats all good.

Mega-cycles, FTW!

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/fukushima-blessed-island-trinity-unleashed/

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:18 | 1047176 dark pools of soros
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its like the Galapagos islands regenerating but on a grand scale.. or really just Godzilla awakening

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:06 | 1046509 ivars
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BREAKING NEWS: Cooling system pump stops at Tokai nuclear power plant: fire dep't

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dkai_Nuclear_Power_Plant

 

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:06 | 1046514 zaknick
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Why doesn't ZH post professor Fekete's essays? Very strange.

http://www.professorfekete.com/articles.asp

Position Paper professorfekete #5, February 10, 2011, Silver And Opium

2011-02-07

Position Paper professorfekete #4, February 7, 2011, Chinese Puzzle

2011-01-31

Position Paper professorfekete #3, Jan. 31, 2011, Bring Back, Bring Back, Bring Back My Gold Bond to Me!

2011-01-17

Position Paper professorfekete #2, January 17, 2011,
Stupid Wager or Clever Prestidigitation?

2011-01-11

Position Paper professorfekete #1, January 11, 2011,
Gold and Honey*

2011-01-09

Sound Navigation Requires Sound Measurement

2010-11-01

Position Paper professorfekete #10, November 1, 2010
More Real Bill Fallacies

2010-10-29

Position Paper professorfekete #9, October 29, 2010
Real Bills and Gold

2010-10-27

Position Paper professorfekete #8, October 27,2010
Is There Life After Sudden Death?*

2010-10-06

The Deep Cause of the Great Financial Crisis:
The Peace Diktat of Versailles

2010-09-27

Position Paper professorfekete #7, Sept. 27, 2010

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:07 | 1046515 Mentalic
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Just wondering what's going on with these contradicting statements:

1. Officials are saying there has been no major radiation leak at Fukushima.

2. Then they detect radiation at Onagawa and say it's probably from Fukushima and not the Onagawa power plant.

Distances between these 2 plants is quite large....So, is it possisible for the radiation to reach Onagawa from Fukushima? If yes, then isn't everything between these 2 places already contaminated?

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:09 | 1046517 max2205
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Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla Lyrics
Customize:    
Send "Godzilla" Ringtone to your Cell
Blue Oyster Cult
Spectres
Godzilla
( - D. Roeser - )

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them
[ Blue Oyster Cult Lyrics are found on www.songlyrics.com ]

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say he's got to go go go Godzilla
Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:10 | 1046520 yabyum
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One of the great things i've pulled from a year of doom blogging (besides pm's and fear and loathing of bankers) is the "be prepared" mind set. Off to costco for a couple of cases of h20, dry food and the human body need it. Goes well w/scotch too!

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:08 | 1046521 spanish inquisition
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Earthquake, tsunami, earth shifted 4 inches on its axis, coastline moving 8 feet, volcano erupting, nuclear melt down.... bout the only thing left is a magnetic pole shift.....

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:11 | 1046529 Mentalic
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Feels like 2012 is already here...

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:33 | 1046583 Oh regional Indian
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Because it is! :-)

ORI

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:37 | 1046594 jimijon
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Evidently the new date is May 21, 2011. I saw this on a billboard outside Chicago. That is the start of Judgement Day.

Just reporting.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:28 | 1046866 New_Meat
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jj-Alex Jones is as well.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:31 | 1046561 Bob
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Good thing the coming "SuperMoon" will  produce only a 1% increase in tidal response by the continental plates, I guess . . .

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:37 | 1046592 Larry Darrell
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The gravitational effects of passing bodies is quite fascinating.

I think I read that the 2012 predictions tie in nicely with the main stars in the constellation Orion being as close to planet earth as they ever get in the repeating pattern of the procession of the equinoxes.

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:46 | 1046618 cossack55
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Love this guy.  He's feisty too.

www.predictweather.com/default.aspx

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:29 | 1046732 Fred Hayek
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Thank you for bringing this up.  I was afraid the conversation would devolve into nitwits saying it was the result of <Al Gore voice> global climate change. 

Most people assume that the moon stays at the same distance of orbit at all times.  Not true.  It just made its nearest approach.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:48 | 1047286 Bob
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Actually, according to folks who focus upon this stuff, it is still moving into its closest position.  In combination with our attitude and position wrt both sun and moon, peak stress will be realized March 19.  Some folks are focusing upon two days later as the moment of truth, but that would seem to suggest that our planetary structure is relatively stable now.  Of course, it is, right?  There most likely is a reasonable margin for slippage . . . but whether it is a humanly "reasonable" margin remains to be seen. 

Can't hurt to buy water, I guess.  Keep the gas tank full, etc. .

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:20 | 1047182 dark pools of soros
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Don't forget the supermoon event this week

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:12 | 1046523 TruthInSunshine
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The Fukushima issues are getting worse, according to Japanese former nuclear power plant designer Masashi Goto.

These are British Broadcasting Corporation tweets from the (whistleblower?) nuclear power plant designer (did he help design Fukushima-Daiichi?) regarding the gravity of the situation and his claims the Japanese and international officials are severely downplaying the risks at present - the numbers in bold are time stamps (link is at end):

1541: A former nuclear power plant designer has said Japan is facing an extremely grave crisis and called on the government to release more information, which he said was being suppressed. Masashi Goto told a news conference in Tokyo that one of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant was "highly unstable", and that if there was a meltdown the "consequences would be tremendous". He said such an event might be very likely indeed. So far, the government has said a meltdown would not lead to a sizeable leak of radioactive materials.

1548: Mr Goto said the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant were suffering pressure build-ups way beyond that for which they were designed. There was a severe risk of an explosion, with radioactive material being strewn over a very wide area - beyond the 20km evacuation zone set up by the authorities - he added. Mr Goto calculated that because Reactor No 3 at Fukushima-Daiichi - where pressure is rising and there is a risk of an explosion - used a type of fuel known as Mox, a mixture of plutonium oxide and uranium oxide, the radioactive fallout from any meltdown might be twice as bad.

1558: He described the worst-case scenario: "It is difficult to say, but that would be a core meltdown. If the rods fall and mix with water, the result would be an explosion of solid material like a volcano spreading radioactive material. Steam or a hydrogen explosion caused by the mix would spread radioactive waste more than 50km. Also, this would be multiplied. There are many reactors in the area so there would be many Chernobyls."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:13 | 1046533 bankrupt JPM bu...
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HAARP generators fired up 2 days prior to all this...nice...and since the world looks at decimated Japan, they forgot ALLLLL about the "day of Rage" not a fuckin word mentioned.  What a co-winky-dink.

 

www.silvergoldsilver.blogspot.com

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:15 | 1046543 TruthInSunshine
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First Lesson of Book of Rahm:

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste."

 

Applicable whether one believe there was or was not any man-made influences/causal inputs.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:50 | 1046623 gordengeko
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SGS, you might like this video.  

New Madrid might be next...He called out the day 11th just got the month wrong!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb2xZlAwMPE

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:19 | 1046550 Ms. Erable
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Western media has ignored MENA for the last three days, but Al-jazeera hasn't.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:39 | 1046598 Twindrives
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Obama, the FED, and JPM said they had had enough of silver and Yen appreciation against the depreciating shit green U.S. dollar and launched the HAARP weapon on Nippon.  

Tommorrow they will launch a tactical strike on APMEX and Tulving with drones.  That is, unless Hackers Anonymous launches a pre-emptive strike on the FED JPM complex first.   Go get em' boys.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:40 | 1046607 Crassus
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It's on in the Levant whether U.S. media covers it or not.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:48 | 1046621 cossack55
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Any mention anywhere of strange blue light in sky prior to onset of EQ or volcano?  Always a give away.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:32 | 1046739 Fred Hayek
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Are you suggesting that an earthquake and tsunami were somehow created to distract attention from protests (which unfortunately mostly didn't happen) in Saudi Arabia?

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 15:44 | 1046994 goldfish1
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lots of this being mentioned on blogs...

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:14 | 1046537 fuu
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Black birds.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:16 | 1046544 Milton Waddams
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This is all becoming a bit too similar to the last time I played simcity with "god mode" turned on. At this rate an alien invasion cannot be too far away.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:24 | 1046560 divide_by_zero
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Kilauea erupted violently on Thursday then yesterday the crater supposedly collapsed stopping the eruption. Prelude?

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:27 | 1046567 InconvenientCou...
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if there is really a fission driven meltdown, the explosion will be epic. All the words in the universe won't cover it up. That's not happened yet.

Watch the gov't enforced evacuation radius. The Japanese will protect lives. The evac radius will be a pretty good threat indicator. You can sketch in some scenarios based on available information. 20km radius is way to close if a meltdown is possible. 50km is on the edge. Maybe you could blow that out to 100km if things got shitty. IMO, 100km is  melt down inevitable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chernobyl_radiation_map_1996.svg

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:33 | 1046578 InconvenientCou...
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as I read the latest, the evac radius is out to 20km.

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/77478.html

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:32 | 1046874 New_Meat
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AP radio report that getting inbound at ~50 km hard/impossible. - Ned

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:44 | 1046611 Caviar Emptor
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If that happens look for Godzilla and Gamera to return to Japan from the sea after a long rest 

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:53 | 1046633 cossack55
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Doubtful.  They retreated to the sea at about the same time as the arrival of McDonalds in Japan.  They prefer the pre-McD Japanese fare as it tastes like "real food.  Also they mentioned something about GMOs and Monsanto before disappearing beneath waves.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:07 | 1046672 Oh regional Indian
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:-)

I'd highly suggest a book called My Year of Meats (Ruth Ozeki).

http://www.ruthozeki.com/meats/conversation.html

It's all about japan too. Explains a lot many things.

ORI

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:22 | 1047191 dark pools of soros
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When Battra died the balance of power was forever tilted

 

RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Ec5vm5GGY

 

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:37 | 1046593 Caviar Emptor
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There were reports of several almost simultaneous volcanic eruptions around Japan on the day of the quake. Shinmodake erupted about a month ago for the first time in a long while. It's possible all are related somehow. 

http://www.theweatherspace.com/news/TWS-3_11_2011_threevolcano.html

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:56 | 1046641 foxman
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The volcanic activity and the earthquake activity are absolutely related.  Earth matter (lava, magma, etc.) are pushing up from below as the growing earth creates new matter as energized by the sun.  E=MC'2 (matter can be created from energy and matter itself can create energy which "excited").  This matter creation in the core "engine" leeches out towards the crust and in doing so moves plates, causes volcanoes to erupt, opens cracks and fissures, separates continents, creates islands and in the process wreaks all kinds of havoc on the surface of our planet. 

Take any topologically correct globe and note the Mid Atlantic ridge on one side of the planet.  This has been expanding as far back as we can figure and new matter is actually created as this ridge continuously spreads apart.  On the other side of the plant in the Pacific, the impacts of the this expansion are felt in and around the ring of fire.  Note how the west coast of the US and South American are pushing into the Pacific and the east coast of all the Asian continents are pusing east into the Pacific.  As would be expected large mountain ranges exist on both of the edges that are pusing together.  They form crinkles and ridges as the continents are pushed towards the Pacific. Also there are deep trenches on the ocean on this side as the push out and expansion on the Atlantic side pushes in on the Pacific side.

As the earth grows from the new matter being created by the Sun's energy, continents separate and break apart like Japan as an island, the Gulf of California, and many other examples including the "new sea" currently forming on the African continent. 

New matter is pulsing up where ever this activity is occuring such as currently in Japan.  Note the breaks in the crust that are ocurring in Japan as part of this natural process of expansion.

Study a globe, its all there.  Look how the continents all used to fit back together like puzzle pieces, just not at the current size of the earth.  This explains all kinds of other things about our earth and its history as well.

 

 

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:54 | 1047315 DollarMenu
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A short video on your topic Foxman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJfBSc6e7QQ

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 13:35 | 1046748 Mister Meaner
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Tesla's electro-mechanical oscillator is a mechanical oscillator conceived of and invented by Nikola Tesla in 1898.[1] It is also referred to as the "Earthquake Machine." The machine which Tesla tested was small, around seven inches (178 mm) long, and weighing only one or two pounds; something "you could put in your overcoat pocket". In 1898, Tesla's New York lab was nearly shaken to pieces with this little device, operated by only five pounds of air pressure acting against a special pneumatic piston device. The whole assembly was designed to be powered by steam pressure.

Scale it up, 113 years later.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla%27s_oscillator

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:20 | 1046812 Matte_Black
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Prior to 2008 I would have said no man would ever act with such hubris. Go figure. Does this tinfoil hat make my butt look fat?

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 15:45 | 1046995 Fernley Girl
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You look fabulous, darling.  ;)

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 15:46 | 1046999 TruthInSunshine
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Prior to 2008, far fewer people knew or cared who The Bernank was.

The Bernank = the face of evil + hubris

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 16:20 | 1047066 goldfish1
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Average Joe still doesn't know or care.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 16:39 | 1047109 Lndmvr
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Is anyone watching the height of the Himalayas ?

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:50 | 1047295 Ignorance is bliss
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I wonder if future generations will refer to Japan the same way we refer to Atlantis and Pompeii. Looks like we are headed that way.

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