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7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan - Tsunami Warning Issued For Fukushima

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UPDATE: Tepco Orders Evacuation of Fukushima Power Plant Workers

Via RT: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has ordered the evacuation of workers from near the sea wall at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake, local NHK reports.

People in coastal regions around the Fukushima Prefecture coastline have been advised to move to higher ground. 

"Marine threat is in place," the Japan Meteorological Agency said. "Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately."




A 7.3 (according to USGS) magnitude earthquake just struck 311 miles ENE of Tokyo at a depth of 10km. The Pacific Tsunami Center has issued a warning and VOA reports a 1-meter high tsunami could hit Fukushima coast at 02:40 local - 1340ET)...




Tsunami warning region (yellow):





it seems the eathquake is shrinking (are Japanese officials quantitatively easing down expectations)...

  • 1327ET - URGENT:  Magnitude-6.8 quake hits Japan's Fukushima region
  • 1331ET - AP NewsAlert: Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Fukushima

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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:29 | 4090577 GolfHatesMe
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:39 | 4090629 Truthseeker2
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The FINAL SHIFT  Fast Approaches

We still think this is the root cause of the quakes and the typhoons hitting Japan.

HERCOLUBUS: The Greatest Mystery Of The Modern Era

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:42 | 4090645 knukles
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Tepco Fuckushittinme webcam

Looks bloody well like a movie set with toys awaiting Godzilla to come crashing through.

How the fuck did humanity get to this point?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:47 | 4090668 hedgeless_horseman
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Fuk-‘hush’-ima: Japan’s new state secrets law gags whistleblowers, raises press freedom fears

 "Basically, this bill raises the possibility that the kind of information about which the public should be informed is kept secret eternally," Tadaaki Muto, a lawyer and member of a task force on the bill at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, told Reuters.

"Under the bill, the administrative branch can set the range of information that is kept secret at its own discretion."

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:48 | 4090681 bania
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there are still "residents"? seriously?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:56 | 4090714 CPL
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Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.  So sad, 95 million people...what a goddamn waste.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:08 | 4090758 TBT or not TBT
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If only their island was more than a meter high they might have survived this wave.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:14 | 4090767 hedgeless_horseman
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:16 | 4090794 Fish Gone Bad
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For Japan, things just keep getting a little bit more fucked up.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:21 | 4090817 Fukushima Sam
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When SFP4 starts a-rockin' doom comes a-knockin'.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:29 | 4090849 Joe Davola
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:33 | 4090870 davinci7_gis
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Well, I guess it's time to start shorting Japan again.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:58 | 4090949 The Big Ching-aso
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Why worry? I'm expecting to die someday anyway.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:26 | 4091066 BigJim
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Don't worry folks - it's GE technology we're talkin' 'bout here!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:40 | 4091478 Diogenes
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"Why worry? I'm expecting to die someday anyway."

Ya but I was hoping it wasn't going to be today.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:41 | 4091134 dr_doom
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short the JPY and buy the Nikkei

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:23 | 4090825 Overfed
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I used to be fairly pro-nuclear power until recently. All of the SHTF scenarios that seem to be edging closer to us certainly were making me leary, but this whole Fukushima deal settled it. Shut all of them fuckers down. Before it's too late.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:00 | 4090955 fourchan
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too bad we didnt follow tesla's origional lead with his work at wardencliff, we wouldnt need to burn fossel fuels for enery or split atoms.

we took the wrong path 100 years ago by stopping at teslas polyphase system he himself wished he haddent created in favor of his new power system.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:27 | 4091076 Oldballplayer
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Looking at that map, you know strikes me as being a smart guy?  Dick Cheney.


He will rule the post apocalyptic world like a really whacked out postman!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:12 | 4091241 Wahooo
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The new United States of America will consist of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.

You know, that's not a bad start.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:34 | 4090876 Evil Peanut
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No fresh damage reported from Fukushima-1 NPP following strong quake off coast.


Ok ok LOLZ

So TEPCO just evacuated all personel from Fukushima and in this time span they have been able to fully analyze  the plant (with zero personel around) and come to the conclusion that the earthquake did no damage annd everything is fine. Amazing work TEPCO, keep up the whitewash.


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:40 | 4090904 TruthInSunshine
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They will later claim they actually stated there was no "FRESH WATER damage."

(Beeeecaaaauuuuse it's on the sea!)

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:29 | 4091083 Oldballplayer
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Well, the video of the monkey in the cage seems fine.  We will update you as things change.  (Which will be never.  You will forget.)

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:09 | 4090768 Not Too Important
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95 million people is just the beginning.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:11 | 4090777 CPL
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With the EQ, then the Tsunami, then the Typoon swinging by to pick up the radiation and scatter it everywhere right after it.  There just is nothing to be done about it.

It's going to be a hell of a mess.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:18 | 4090808 johnQpublic
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King James Bible
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened

from mathew 24:22


The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan last Friday was powerful enough to shorten Earth's day by 1.8 microseconds and throw an extra 6.7 inches (17 centimeters) into the planet's wobble, scientists say.


revelations 8:8 compare to gulf oil mayhem from oil rig

The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood


revelation 8:9

And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died;



just sayin....



Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:29 | 4090840 Grande Tetons
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We're more popular than Jesus now;  John Lennon


We're more popular than Jesus now; Federal Reserve 


All we are give printing a chance. 

All we are give printing a chance. 

Everybody!!! All we are give printing a chance. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:08 | 4090993 Deo vindice
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Few people give the Bible (specifically), and Christianity (generally) a worse reputation than those who take a text out of context and make a pretext of it.

Those verses have nothing to do with every current news event of the day...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:18 | 4091044 TwoCats
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My favorite Bible prophecy teacher always said, "Pay attention to when people quote from 'Revelations'.  It means they haven't read so much as the title of the book."

So is the entire Pacific Ocean visibly blood red yet?  No?  Then Rev 8:8-9 hasn't happened.

Also not sure how "shortening" the mean day by 1.8 us is supposed to save anyone.  I rather suspect he was talking about shortening the duration of God's Wrath as measured in days.  In other words, when it's time for Revelation, God will take care of the plagues himself, not leave it to men to accidentally kill ourselves.


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:14 | 4090782 TruthInSunshine
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"Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe said earlier reports of magnitude 7.3 earthquake were erroneous & that any shaking felt on mainland Japan were the result of alchemy experimentation by BOJ's Kuroda. "

"Please do not worry."


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:33 | 4091095 BigJim
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe added further clarification: "The shaking felt by mainland residents was the natural consequence of several million tonnes of Yen being dropped onto the floor of the Central Bank of Japan. Kuroda has instructed his currency manufacturers to place mountains of Yen gently to the ground in future."

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:52 | 4090699 Mark Carney
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God is angry, this is no coincidence.  I would be to if I were him, we truly F%^&EK this world up.



Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:08 | 4090766 AlaricBalth
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God may just be a kid with an ant farm.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:29 | 4090856 tenpanhandle
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"God may just be a kid with an ant farm" and a magnifying glass.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 18:51 | 4091623 TBT or not TBT
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The kid's got a son, somehow, with plans to come back.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:19 | 4090810 Fish Gone Bad
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God is angry,

What's on today's menu?  Fear.  Same as always.  Shit happens, just because it always does. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:00 | 4090950 CPL
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Picture this as a story from a lot of mythologies but told as a story of corporate ownership.

If you had a private park that you kept all the cool stuff you like on.  You fill it up with animals, scenery, flora and fauna so diverse it boggles the mind and has no equal anywhere.  Not in the quality of the art of life, but also from the art the life produces.  The system pays for itself as it's self-sufficient and self correcting.  You make this for two reasons, to illustrate to all beings with a spark of life in their bodies that they are special and rare in a mostly lifeless universe.  And it scores huge brownie points with a Wife that lives by the motto of all things come from an egg.  It is a fantastic living love letter.

You review the operational requirements of running this park, so you hire some staff to maintain it.  Because you are pretty busy, you turn your back to go take take of business.  And because the Boss and Wife are nice people, they leave all sorts of really useful stuff around so everyone's got a bit of everything.

Their task was to keep it orderly and nice.  The Boss leaves behind instruction manuals.

When the Boss and Wife come back it's a mess.  All your employees have forgotten their Statement of Work.  They've cut down everything.  Shit in every corner of the park.  Left some of it so toxic it renders it completely unusable to anyone or anything.  AND everyone is fighting with each other for something that doesn't concern them.  Goes over as well as anyone should expect if a random stranger walked in anyone's house and shit on their wedding album. 

Plus all the Wife's favourite animals are all gone, so he's going to have to listen to that.  Oceans empty.  And the instruction manual is all over the place, and people are fighting about that as well.


The Boss would have sent a messenger, but his keep coming back dead.  So instead of a messenger, you get a very tough team of advocates that are diverse in their qualifications, talents and local affections are requested to arbitrate. 

Someone proclaims outside influence.  The Boss says "who?".  The Crowd parts, a face is seen and the Boss takes legal counsel on how to pull the throat out from someone's asshole.  Then everyone hopes they get lucky in whatever the Boss decides to do.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:11 | 4091010 Son of Captain Nemo
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You need to read this one on both floors of the House and Senate in Washington.

I'd include the Diet in Japan but I wouldn't place the burden at their feet knowing what we know about what our Country has done to them the last 3 times these "gifts" of the nuclear age have been bestowed upon them with much resistance.

Let's face it.  Everything changed for that Country in the worst way possible when they sealed their fate on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri.

Suffice it to say they didn’t have much of a choice.


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:18 | 4091039 WOAR
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Makes sense. Didn't Jesus tell a parable about a landowner sending his kid to some unruly tenants, and then the kid dies? And then the Boss gets pissed and shows up in person?

Same story, told a million different ways, to the same conclusion.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:19 | 4091419 CPL
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No the kid only dies in some stories, sometimes it's old age with Nirvana in other instances and circumstances.  Othertimes it's a quick wave of the hand and off he goes.  There are no hard and fast rules to it in the variety of retelling of the story.  Dogma only shapes that idea of the kid dying.

You've also got guys like Simon Bar Kochva, Zuo Ci, Hazrat Khdir, Narashima, St. George, McCorlik, St Patrick, Solomon, Cernunnos. etc.  Regional muscle given by the Boss to help out when there is trouble. 

There are many stories, many myths, many names, many places, same source.  There are lots of different stories from all over the world that follow a basic narrative pattern.  Each different time and place have their own senses of humour.

If you haven't heard of him, the character Zuo Ci is pretty funny.  In ancient China some bad asses moved in and started wrecking the place, so the Lord of the Heavens sends Zuo Ci. 

All the stories are of Zuo Ci playing Bugs Bunny to their Elmer Fund.  Trap reversals, misplaced spears, lots of tripping, tonnes of noise and confusion.  Everyone running around bumping into each other.  They were so tired from the effort of tripping over themselves for so little they ran for it.  Then Zuo Ci teaches a couple of guys on how to take care of clowns like that and then all sorts of Chinese legends pop up to save the day and their associated Kung Fu practices with the Taoist Magic practices.  Some really cool stories from China.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:11 | 4090776 max2205
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Seems like yesterday. ...last time it was bullish

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:48 | 4090680 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  How the fuck did humanity get to this point?

The prostate gland is an amazing thing.

Dude,  think this will work?   Dude, no guts no glory, dude.   Dude, like totally.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:53 | 4090695 Headbanger
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Just wait and see what humanity does to itself with genetically engineered humans.


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:11 | 4090772 Not Too Important
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Hundreds of millions of children like this?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:19 | 4091047 Joe A
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I cried seeing that. Horrible. The immense suffering.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:26 | 4090836 knukles
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Oh, it'll just be a fucking ball.
Ultimately all this shits gonna make the medieval ages look fun

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:32 | 4093286 TBT or not TBT
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They were fun. The medieval warm period and all. The dark ages on the other hand, were pretty gruesome.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:43 | 4090663 ZerOhead
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Global warming again?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:46 | 4090670 Jason T
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no no, it's back to global cooling again.  I checked. cooling. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:15 | 4090791 Wile-E-Coyote
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:31 | 4090865 Whalley World
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My co workers scoff, friends just laugh but it seems inevitable that we are at a time when a huge ball of iron, which travells this way every 3,600 years is in our near future.  Earthquakes, fireballs, magnetic shield anomolies.  Dr. Robert Harrington top Astronomer verified it's potential when he met with Z. Sitchin, Sumerian Scholar and confirmed that "Niburu" is a high probability.  Essentially they said it could explain the perturbations of Neptune and other planets.


I would far rather get smoked by a cosmic debris field that have my face melt off!  I live on the West Coast and have given up Seafood from the Pacific.  Shit's getting real real.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:47 | 4090919 lemonobrien
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we was engineered to be weak (no fur, no sharp teeth, no claws) and to mines for golds.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:04 | 4090976 Harbanger
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"The FINAL SHIFT  Fast Approaches"

@ truthseeker.  I thought you were talking about the Comet Ison that's coming this December.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:40 | 4090636 Pooper Popper
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Sum ting wong!

ora noh biga vave!!!!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:41 | 4090653 ACP
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Wake me up when the New Madrid fault cracks wide open.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:55 | 4090937 Row Well Number 41
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Sounds like a Krugman broken window wet dream.


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:03 | 4090738 Bangin7GramRocks
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Godspeed to any poor souls caught wearing long pants standing near the water when the tsunami struck. Salt water can be a bitch on good cotton or linen.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:37 | 4091309 Wile-E-Coyote
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:41 | 4091470 pkea
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just told you guys here on yellen / paul thread this morning this scenario as one of the triggers

japan may very well, at least tokyo with its trillion plus economy, go down and potentially can take the northern hemisphere with it

don't think this is it yet but it is coming within a year two for sure

7.3 isn't too bad

is the tepco starting their no4 unit's spent fuel rod cleanup? that's where the real problem is

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:39 | 4091472 pkea
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:33 | 4090586 Grande Tetons
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Ever get the sense that Mother Nature wants a reset? 


The planet is fine...the peole are fucked.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:34 | 4090602 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Carlin called it. The earth wants plastic, once it has enough it is going to shake us off like a case of fleas to paraphrase.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:38 | 4090627 Grande Tetons
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They should show his videos in school from day 1.  

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:04 | 4090952 Harbanger
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Maybe they don't like Carlin, besides they already play Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" videos in Elementary Schools.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:10 | 4091008 Grande Tetons
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Homeschooling it is! 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:34 | 4090606 lemonobrien
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cosmic energy. take a look at the iChing. This year translated is: "After the End" next year is "Zenth" (not good, meaning you're only headed down)

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:10 | 4090763 CPL
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Four M class flares, and three X class flares today.  First time I've seen it do that, like the sun decided to spend a full clip of energy.  There is going to be a lot of weird energy, body aches, wicked head aches, heart attacks, memory problems, people losing their marbles, etc. 

Suggestions are weed, yoga and meditation.  And if a partner is willing, enjoy some time together.  Mellow, balanced and keep it easy.

You can watch the whole show unfold here.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:41 | 4090905 lemonobrien
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i smoke weed every day; and do qi gong everyday high as a fucking kite. love my life.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:46 | 4090917 mkkby
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Nah... not so much.  Chance of  geo mag storm at mid latitudes is only 15%. 

Not every solar flare affects earth.  Vast majority get blasted in another direction.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:02 | 4090967 CPL
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ENLIL will be updated tonight I think with the new data.  We're getting beat up this time.  Not saying it's a cause, but it's not something that helps a situation.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:37 | 4091119 ThirdWorldDude
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Wouldn't call it a beating, KP-index is only 2. ACE clearly shows the initial impact this morning, but it only produced a minor effect across the entire spectrum...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:34 | 4090607 vxpatel
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She's talking, and people are ignoring her actions, and the words of those who speak her tongue...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:06 | 4090987 Running On Bing...
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TEPCO ordered the 3 Jeannie's, who are in fact out of their bottles, to shelter in place.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:36 | 4090619 Totentänzerlied
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Yes I'm sure Mother Nature wants dozens of critical nuclear reactors (plus decades' worth of their radioactive waste), dotting every corner of the planet, left totally unattended.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:55 | 4090704 A Lunatic
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Sounds like the crazy bitch got into the rum again........

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:59 | 4090722 vxpatel
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We do treat mother nature like a crazy bitch, instead of as a goddess...and we are reaping the results.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:11 | 4090774 TBT or not TBT
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I didn't hear her saying stop, or no, or any of the safe words.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:15 | 4090789 vxpatel
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When it's just about to end we'll hear her glorious song.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:28 | 4090847 knukles
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Where the fuck are those red marks coming from?


Well, everybody's got a higher power and for many, it's their very own ego.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:34 | 4090877 vxpatel
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Satan, i mean the believers in the 'invisible hand'

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:36 | 4090881 Grande Tetons
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That last line is very Dylanesque. Cool. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:40 | 4090902 Paveway IV
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Grandmother earth is big on recycling. Especially continents, and whatever filthy crust-riding monkeys inhabit them at the time. We should be more worried the fate of the crust-monkeys.

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:42 | 4093313 TBT or not TBT
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Carbonate silicate cycle, bitchez!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:42 | 4090907 Trimmed Hedge
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Great, now I'm on a Carlin YouTube bender...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32 | 4090589 Cocomaan
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Just for reference, the Tohoku earthquake that caused the Fukushima Daichi disaster was an undersea magnitude 9 earthquake. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:38 | 4090625 Paint By Number
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I have a suspicion that the Fukushima facility is something more than 1.7 Richter points weaker than it was before the original quake.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:07 | 4090754 Cocomaan
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Solid copy on that.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:07 | 4090757 HelluvaEngineer
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It's a logarithmic scale

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:31 | 4090864 Overfed
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That makes it even worse.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:31 | 4090590 taketheredpill
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surf's up


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32 | 4090593 stinkhammer
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fuck it dude, let's go bowling

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:42 | 4090652 dontgoforit
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Labowski, hand me that doobie.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32 | 4090595 Wave Maker
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A prayer for them and for the world.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:42 | 4090615 TBT or not TBT
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Yes, it turns out there were 7.3 signs of the apocalypse. Oh wait, hang on. The richter scale is logarithmic, so this is around 100 times less powerful than the big one that caused the big tsunami a few years back.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:00 | 4090729 jimmytorpedo
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By "the big one" you mean the little suitcase nuke the Illuminati detonated?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:18 | 4090802 TBT or not TBT
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That was the Knights Templars. Try to keep up.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:21 | 4091425 jimmytorpedo
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I didn't think the holy hand grenades were that powerful,...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:56 | 4091183 WOAR
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I'm still of the mindset that TEPCO's disaster is a 100 times worse off than last time there was a quake.

7.3 still isn't something to sneeze at.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:37 | 4090886 Son of Captain Nemo
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To Wave Maker

Your thoughts are the only ones that matter on this thread.

If you aren't into religion and summoning a higher presence given how catastrophic it already was for these people 31 months ago -Now is a perfect time to start.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32 | 4090596 TBT or not TBT
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One meter, why, that's metric, it must be enormous. Queue hysterical Fukushima focused conspiracy magnet post.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:47 | 4090677 Ness.
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Would you be making smartass comments if, say, this were a 8.3 vs 7.3?  Agreed that THIS is not a particularly bad quake but... this could have been a really really bad way to start the weekend if it had been any larger.




Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:15 | 4090792 TBT or not TBT
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All kinds of really bad things could happen at any given moment, anywhere on the planet just before your weekend, even, if that would make it worse for you. But in this case something particularly bad did NOT happen. This is not a remarkably worrisome event. There actually is next to nothing to see here.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:47 | 4091338 Son of Captain Nemo
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‘TPT or not TBT’ must be a PR consultant for ‘Magna BSP’.  I can't wait when you Zionists get your front row seat with Netanyahu at the helm to your maker.

Take one guess where you all are going courtesy of the Almighty's rod?  And if he doesn’t send you “there” just wait for his close support from Eastern Europe when the neighborhood you helped destroy these last 60 years turns on your ass, including the U.S. when you make it so bad (we’re already here of course and have been) that they are ready to say let’s pack it in and give Israel it’s prize -we’ve had enough of this shit!

I sure as hell hate my own Government for everything it’s done but I believe you’ll be getting yours in this life or the next.

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:48 | 4093327 TBT or not TBT
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The "Almighty rod" figure in some of your ah, special night movies? Anyway it's an interesting choice of words. Can't be dismissed as neutral.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 15:44 | 4091148 Panafrican Funk...
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Looking at the live feeds, it seems like the general structural area is struggling to stay intact vs. a stiff breeze.  But yeah, nothing to worry about there!!!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32 | 4090598 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Maybe there is something to that oarfish sighting thingie.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:41 | 4090655 Grande Tetons
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The oarfish is the new black swan. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:45 | 4090671 knukles
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dats racizzzid

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:18 | 4090807 Wile-E-Coyote
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The Oarfish had enough and commited suicide.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:34 | 4090608 Son of Captain Nemo
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So is this one


B) another nuke courtesty the U.S. or Israeli Governments or both

C) Mother Nature

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:40 | 4090635 TBT or not TBT
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It's Godzilla reawakening, this time because of Japanese origin radioactivity. This Time, It's Their Bad. /movie trailer voice

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:52 | 4090693 Son of Captain Nemo
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Since we're having such fun with the Apocalypse.

I'm thinking that Ben made a few calls to Mr. Abe with a warning to "tame the outflow of their printing" and didn't get the response he, Lloyd and Jamie were looking for. 

Or perhaps maybe Japan is providing the U.S. with it's own warning getting ready to abandon ship just like Saudi Arabia, Germany, France and the BRIICS have already proposed with a mutual "dumping ceremony"off the bow of the U.S.S. $Dollar?!!!



Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:35 | 4090609 Vice
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Genius idea to build reactors on one of the most seismically active places in the world!

I wonder if dart throwing monkeys could pick better places.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:23 | 4090828 bluskyes
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Who do you think picked the current places?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:30 | 4090860 knukles
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:35 | 4090610 1stepcloser
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Did the Japs just announce they aren't buying anymore treasuries or something?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:39 | 4090631 somecallmetimmah
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:35 | 4090612 williambanzai7
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Cesium seaweed crackers anyone?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:36 | 4090614 tawse57
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The oarfish tell no lies.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:43 | 4090660 dontgoforit
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Dead fish don't wear plaid.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:36 | 4090618 geologyguy
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Wow, those people are screwed.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:40 | 4090639 somecallmetimmah
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They're not people, they're penguins.  They love water.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:40 | 4090643 somecallmetimmah
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:43 | 4091327 DosZap
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Great, even more than the 6000 gals per day that's already going into OUR food chain.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:40 | 4090642 Son of Captain Nemo
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No. It's more like "Wow" The whole world is screwed.


Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:49 | 4090684 TBT or not TBT
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Repeat in movie trailer voice: One. Meter. High. Wave!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:56 | 4090710 UrbanBard
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Get real. Better yet, read up on the dangers before you ignorantly spout off.

Fukushima is a local industrial accident which has killed no one. The amount of radioactive materials there are too small to affect most of the Japanese islands, let alone the whole world.

The shorter half life elements, the most radioactive ones, have already decayed. All that is left is Tritium, Cesium and a tiny amount of Strontium. The real danger is the Cesium because that is a Gamma radiation emitter, which can penetrate deeply into the body and kill cells. The Cesium is being removed from the water in the basement and will be buried underground where it can do no harm.

The Tritium and the Strontium are Beta radiation emitters which do very little harm because they are stopped easily by thin materials.

No one is served by panic, except the anti-nuke fanatics.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:03 | 4090740 imbrbing
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I feel better now 8^(

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:19 | 4090813 Son of Captain Nemo
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It's the reassuring voices from the U.S. NRC and their buddies in Dimona that stand to lose their meal tickets after March 2011 essentially for "covering up" -oops! I meant to say “cleaning up” after that disaster that isn’t really a disaster by simply telling us that "all is well". 

Just ask yourself how many people does an industry like this employ that are willing without conscience to look the other way and take the money?

Brought to you by the same guys that were bought and paid for by that very same industry that gave you the Patriot Act and NDAA.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:16 | 4090795 Not Too Important
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“Dr Paolo Scampa, a widely know EU Physicist, single handedly popularized the easily understood Lethal Doses concept. “Lethal Doses” is a world wide, well understood idea that strips Physics bare and offers a brilliant, understandable explanation for all the physics gobbledygook Intelligence agencies and their respective governments use to disguise the brutal truths of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster."

"Three thousand billion (3,000,000,000,000) Lethal Doses of Radiation means there are 429 Lethal Doses chasing each and every one of us on the planet, to put it in a nutshell. This is up from about 70 Billion Lethal Doses March 23, 2011. It is getting worse everyday without any intervention by the US and the other nuclear powers….”

"Note that the lethality of radioactive reactor cores goes up the first 250,000 years they are out of the reactor – not down."


'Better yet, read up on the dangers before you ignorantly spout off.'

Yeah, I guess you're right.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:18 | 4090801 vxpatel
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Church a lot?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:21 | 4090818 ThirdWorldDude
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Our UrbanBard speaking like a true court jester. If ignorance is bliss, then you my friend are blessed with nirvana...


Plutonium detected in Lithuania on 14/03/2011; that's three days after Fukuppy was born (and also this).

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:22 | 4090821 bluskyes
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Riiight... Masao Yoshida, must have started chain-smoking unfiltered Lucky Strikes, and gargling with benzine. Fukushima had nothing to do with his death.

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 05:44 | 4092598 Bearwagon
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Better read up on fission products before you make a fool of yourself. You think the real danger is the Cesium? Well, that's certainly not a harmless material, but the dominant radiation source for the next 10 000 to 100 000 years would be Technetium 99. There are more long lived fission products: Tin 126, Selenium 79, Zirconium 93, Cesium 135, Palladium 107 and Iodine 129 are all very long lived. And we have a handful of isotopes with half lives ranging up to 100 years: Ruthenium 106, Cesium 133 and Cesium 134, Promethium 147, Antimony 125, Europium 155, Gadolinium 155, Cadmium 113, Samarium 151 and, of course, Strontium 90 and Cesium 137. Beta emitters do very great harm when you get contaminated because they are very easily stopped by your tissue, where they do massive damage. Alpha emitters all the more. No one is served by stupefaction, without exception. (And because it's you, UrbanBard, let me get it clear: I didn't talk about heavy transuranic elements this time.)

edit: If anyone is interested - here's a link to an IPPNW comment regarding the UNSCEAR report:

Attention, it's a PDF

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:38 | 4090622 halfawake
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:05 | 4090751 imbrbing
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:01 | 4091202 WOAR
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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:37 | 4090623 broken87
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OMG were fucked

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:43 | 4090661 1stepcloser
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nope...OMG "ALWAYS" been fucked

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:39 | 4090628 bigrooster
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Sum Ting Wong reports that everything is under control at the plant.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:45 | 4090669 1stepcloser
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good to know, wi sil glo out

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:42 | 4090656 somecallmetimmah
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I think they prefer to called "French", you insensitive prick.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:40 | 4090633 dontgoforit
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Next one is going to be L.A.  - soon. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:41 | 4090650 somecallmetimmah
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God willing.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:54 | 4090686 knukles
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Some years ago I was sitting in a theater in the central/northern area of CA watching the "coming attraction" trailers before the flick and one was called "Battle LA"...  Showed all sorts of meteorites smashing into LA, spaceships zapping whole city blocks, devastation on a biblical scale and the whole theater went fucking bonkers cheering for LA to be wiped off the face of the Earth

Nice kids you raised, Mrs Quigley.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:58 | 4090713 TBT or not TBT
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Good popcorn movie, that one. Same ending as Star Wars(intrehero team of plucky heroes miraculously takes down enemy by taking out a single point of weakness), with a little Black Hawk Down(Why do you do it, Hooch? You do it for the man next to you...and the bad ass heads back out into the fight).

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:29 | 4090852 Winston Churchill
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fixed it for ya.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:47 | 4090679 kchrisc
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But L.A. will have the assistance of FEMA coming in to encamp the populace, move others away, delay insurance payments and ultimately take possession of property the elites want.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:51 | 4090689 TBT or not TBT
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Sacramento, preferably, but we will take what we can get.

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